ASIC Engineer

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

The Infrared Initiative at HRL Laboratories is a highly talented team with diverse backgrounds in integrated circuit design, advanced packaging and integration, novel signal processing and algorithm development, and integration / characterization of highly complex digital/mixed signal systems and subsystems. We work on commercial and government applications in an innovative research and development environment with a charter to put technology into customer hands. We are looking for a digital VLSI design engineer

Required Skills:
The candidate must work as part of a project team in this environment, general duties will include performing in-depth design development, RTL coding, synthesis, simulation, verification, and validation of Read Out Integrated Circuits (ROIC) and their building blocks with various sub-micron technologies. A successful candidate are self-starters, can work autonomously, and as part of a cross functional team in a project based environment. General duties will include performing all aspects of the development process from ideation through design verification testing. Technical duties require candidate to present details of work to colleagues, stakeholders, and customers, create and manage and execute to plan, and document technical aspects of their work. 

Required Skills: 
At least 8 years of experience with strong background in electrical engineering and integrated circuit design. Experience with digital design flow, Verilog RTL coding, RTL Synthesis, static timing analysis, timing closure with multiple clock domains, and digital verification are required. Experience with Imaging sensor control, radiation harden by design, clock gating, 8b/10b encoding, and Place&Route are desired. Strong EDA tools experience such as Cadence, Synopsis, and Innovus are also desired. Hands on lab validation skills are helpful. Basic understanding of imaging sensors, memories, or similar array chip architectures. Good understanding of scripting, or programming languages. Familiarity with theory and operation of pipelining and data processing, and safety and redundancy systems. Knowledge of fundamental electrical engineering, and coding principles. Use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and proficiency in writing for reporting.

Physical Requirements:
Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, complex electronic equipment, oral and written communication, interaction with vendors/colleagues and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity. 

Required Education: 
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, or related scientific discipline 

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship is required. Ability to obtain/maintain security clearances (post-start) is a plus.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $145,745 - $186,688 + bonus + benefits. 

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HRL offers a very competitive 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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