CAD Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Sensors & Electronics Laboratory – Sensors & Electronics /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

CAD Support Engineer - II

General Description:
The Mixed Signal Solutions department at HRL Laboratories is a talented team of scientists and engineers with backgrounds in integrated circuit design, advanced packaging, integration and test of systems and subsystems for commercial and government applications. As part of this team, the CAD support engineer will interact with colleagues and tool vendors to help build and support a design tool infrastructure for maintaining an efficient work environment.

Essential Duties:
Interface with users of complex CAD tools (including integrated circuit design, circuit board design, and E&M simulation) to assist them with tool environment setup, PDK setup, customizing CAD flows, automation of tasks (e.g. through scripting), Physical Design Verification methodology, and debugging LVS/DRC issues at all levels of hierarchy. 
Support and improve integrated circuit design flows for digital and mixed signal circuits including verification.

Required Skills:
At least two years as a CAD tool support engineer with demonstrable experience in a broad range of circuit design, PCB design, E&M modeling, simulation and debug tools. Must be able to install, maintain, and troubleshoot PDK environments for semiconductor foundries.
Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Tcl, Python, C/C++).

Required Education:
BS or MS., Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Related Discipline

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Active SSBI is a plus.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $99,705 - $124,683 + bonus + benefits. 
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the target for new hire salaries for the position. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specifics during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed reflect the base salary only, and do not include potential bonus or benefits.
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HRL offers a generous and very competitive total compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment (

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