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Raytheon Technologies Principal Layout Support Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Raytheon Technologies Missiles and Defense (RMD) Advance Microelectronics Solutions Department (AMSD) develops, designs, and manufactures compound semiconductor devices, microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits, and modules for defense applications. We have an excellent opportunity for a Layout Support Engineer.

As a Layout Support Engineer within the Foundry Services / Design Enablement Group, you will work closely with design engineering teams to digitize and perform physical verification on RF Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) using the Cadence Virtuoso tool suite. You will also be responsible for preparing designs for photomask order and delivery into the RMD III-V semiconductor fab.

This is a detail oriented position that requires strong communication skills and the ability to interact within a team environment. As a Principal Layout Support Engineer, you will also be (1) the primary layout team liaison to the CAD/EDA team responsible for contributing to the modernization and stream-lining of our physical layout and verification flow and (2) the layout librarian responsible for maintaining our standard reference layout libraries.

This position will require a secret clearance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing layout support to MMIC design teams

  • Chip layout verification using Design Rule Checking (DRC) and Layout Versus Schematic (LVS) tools

  • Reticle building and photomask ordering

  • Data checking/peer reviewing chip and reticle layout and related documentation

  • Specifying, testing, and maintaining layout DRC and LVS verification decks

  • Specifying and testing SKILL and AEL automation routines

  • Specifying, developing, testing, and maintaining Cadence and Keysight layout PCells

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of professional layout experience at a minimum

  • Experience with integrated circuit layout and physical verification

  • Experience with Cadence and Keysight integrated circuit layout and verification software tools and related scripting languages

  • Experience developing and maintaining Cadence layout PCells

  • Proven ability to work within a team environment and follow documented instructions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Experience with Microsoft Office tool suite

  • Ability to obtain a Security Clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing and maintaining Cadence DRC and LVS verification decks

  • Experience with layout of microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits

  • Familiarity with III-V semiconductor processing and concepts

Required Education:

  • University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience.


Cadence, layout, HEMT, semiconductor device, microwave, millimeter-wave, digital, analog, Linux, GaN, GaAs, CAD, EDA

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.