Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, electronics and communications technologies. ISI has been an instrumental agent of change in the information revolution and played a leading role in developing and managing the early Internet. ISI conducts basic and applied research supported by over 20 government agencies involved in defense, science, health, homeland security, and energy with an annual budget of over $100M and a staff of over 400. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks an Application Engineer to join The MOSIS Service team.
Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government restrictions, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access.
Support customers to achieve the design to tapeout process. Perform tasks based on foundryâs plan-on-record process specifications and design enablement to ensure accurate and efficient closures of customerâs design flows. Perform tasks based on foundryâs Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) reticle technology requirements to achieve successful tapeouts.
Support physical design tool flows such as Placement and Route, RC Extraction, StaticÂ Timing Analysis, Power Analysis and Optimization, EM/IR, ESD, and ECO.
Support tasks and flows ofÂ PDK (digital, analog, and RF),Â foundry IP, customÂ layout, circuit simulation, physical verification (DRC and LVS), DFM, and MPW reticleÂ data preparation.
Participate in initiating and developing innovative flows, including EDA tools, computer programs, and other capabilities to enhance the quality of work. Identify the need and specifications of custom software flows (such as custom and predictive rule check, custom fill, etc.), to support customers and MOSIS to reduce cycle times of tapeout sign-off.
Attend and participate in foundry training sessions, EDA training sessions, conferences and seminars as requested or needed. Keep current and maintain high expertise with the latest foundry plan-on-record PDK and collaterals, and the industry advancement as well. Represent the university and/or unit, as assigned or appropriate.
Preferred Education:Â Masterâs degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Preferred Experience: 10 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.
Please attach your resume (required) and cover letter (optional) to your application.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.
Internal Number: REQ20089067
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.