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Thermo Fisher Scientific Layout and CAD Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts


Thermo Fisher are seeking an exceptional Layout and CAD Engineer who can utilize a broad range of design and computer skills and expertise to develop and support our current and future semiconductor sequencing chip products.

The candidate will work with internal and external teams to lead chip-level and block level physical layout design and verification. Additionally, the candidate will administrate the internal CAD hardware and software for Design Engineering.

Close collaboration with Product and Systems Engineering, as well as Manufacturing Support, Surface Chemistry, and Biology teams will be necessary to define and develop the right product as well as provide post-silicon support, including chip bring-up and characterization.

This position requires a results-oriented team member with a focus on both achieving the product technical requirements and target time-to-market.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or similar). Masters or PhD preferred.


  • Block-level and chip-level physical layout design and verification. Minimum of 10 years preferred.

  • Management of foundry design kits and tape-out processes.

  • Authorship of design documentation and subsequent layout design and foundry mask tape-out reviews.

  • Direct experience with 130/110nm, 65/55nm, and 45/40 nm processes.

  • Familiarity with installing and configuring CAD and version control software tools.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) - be a proactive and humble listener, able to receive, process, and act upon feedback from team members.

  • Expert/proficient in using industry-standard Cadence design and verification tools, including ClioSoft SOS and Git version control.

  • Proficient in using and configuring Linux operating systems. Programming language skills in Cadence SKILL and Python.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.