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Sr. IC Layout Engineer

Location: Bangalore, India
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Millions of people experience Synaptics every day. Our technology impacts how people see, hear, touch, and engage with a wide range of IoT applications -- at home, at work, in the car or on the go.

We solve complex challenges alongside the most influential companies in the industry, using the most advanced algorithms in areas such as machine learning, biometrics, and video processing, combined with world class software and silicon development.

Synaptics is looking for a Sr. IC Layout Engineer to join our dynamic and growing organization. You will develop Critical Analog, Mixed Signal Macros and High-Speed IO Protocols and IO ring layouts This position reports to the Sr. Manager, IC Layout.

Job Duties

  • Design, planning and development of Critical Analog, Mixed Signal Macros and High-Speed IO Protocols and IO ring layouts
  • Perform compact Macro layout hierarchical modules floorplan, power and signal routing, physical verification, quality check and timely documentation
  • Deliver quality layout on-schedule meeting design intent - Speed, Capacitance, Resistance, Power, Noise and Area
  • Plan and complete assignments independently by understanding customer requirements and calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction
  • Effectively work with co-workers to achieve goals and solve problems.
  • Lead a small to medium projects from inception through completion
  • Work closely with Synaptics global Circuit Design and CAD engineering teams


  • Good understanding of active and passive devices, circuits, and electrical fundamentals
  • Familiar with CMOS, FDSOI and FinFET fabrication concepts, Deep Nwell and triple well process
  • Must have knowledge of analog layout techniques, electromigration, ESD, latch up, crosstalk, shielding and deep sub-micron challenges
  • Expertise with Macro development, Bonding schemes, and deliverables for SOC products.
  • Good analytical, debug and problem-solving skills in resolving layout design challenges and physical verification issues
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate
  • Positive attitude and work ethic; unafraid to ask questions and explore new ideas
  • Flexible to work in a cross-functional, multi-site team environment, spanning multiple time zones
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


  • Bachelors degree (or masters) in Electrical Engineering, ECE, EEE or related field or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in custom analog layout design and development
  • Proficient with scripting Languages (CSH, Perl, Skill, TCL, PYTHON, etc.) to improve layout efficiency and workflow
  • Hands-on experience with Virtuoso L/XL/GXL (6.1.x and 12.1.x), Calibre, PERC and STARRC tools
  • No travel required

Belief in Diversity

Synaptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.