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Raytheon Technologies Principle EDA/CAD Engineer in Andover, Massachusetts

Job Description

Microelectronics Engineering & Technology (MET) Department is looking for an

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) / Computer Aided-Design (CAD) Engineer

to join our fast-paced microelectronics team.

MET, part of Raytheon Missiles Defense (RMS) business unit, develops, designs, and manufactures compound semiconductor devices, microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuits, and modules for defense applications.

As an EDA / CAD Engineer within the Foundry Services / Design Enablement Group, the ideal candidate will be responsible for providing day-to-day tool support, evaluating and deploying new EDA tools to improve efficiency, and support the growing demands of our design and modeling teams. The candidate will be expected to work with circuit and layout designers to identify areas for flow improvement, and to identify and proactively address future challenges and needs. He or she will also be expected to document EDA solutions, train the user community, and help develop and maintain foundry design manuals. Excellent communication skills are a must for this role.

This position will require a secret clearance.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:

Develop, maintain, and enhance existing Process Design Kits (PDKs) for Keysight/ADS and Cadence/Virtuoso as well as various EM simulators


software for automation in a variety of languages and APIs (SKILL, AEL, Python, etc.)

Create documentation and provide hands-on training for design engineers

Work with vendor partners to track and resolve issues

Assist with setup and routine maintenance of compute infrastructure used for design and modeling

Implement DIVA and Assura DRC and LVS rule sets for design verification in MMIC and AMS technologies

Provide user support for internally developed PDKs and software systems for design entry, simulation, layout, and verification

Install, setup, evaluate, and deploy next generation design environments

Install and support third-party foundry PDKs

Required skills:

8+ years of experience supporting Keysight ADS and/or Cadence Virtuoso with increasing levels of responsibility

Direct experience with integrated circuit simulation and physical design / verification concepts and tools

Experience with Keysight ADS and/or Cadence Virtuoso PDK development including coding for PCells, DRC, LVS, and technology files

Experience with Keysight Application Extension Language (AEL) and/or Cadence Virtuoso SKILL programming languages

Excellent communication, documentation, and teamwork skills

Continuous improvement mindset

Desired skills:

Proficiency with Unix / Linux environments

Experience with scripting languages such as Python / Perl

Understanding of integrated circuit manufacturing processes and concepts

Electrical Engineering background

Digital and/or analog circuit basics

Experience supporting both Unix / Linux and Windows design environments

Experience with revision control and bug/enhancement request software tools is desired

Experience writing code using OpenAccess API and Python scripting language is a strong plus

MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or STEM related major

Required Education

BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or STEM related major.

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.