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Digital Prospectors Integrated Circuit Layout Design Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Integrated Circuit Layout Design Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Direct Hire

Recruiter: Michaella Walsh (

Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: Integrated Circuit Layout Design Engineer

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: Direct-Hire

*Applicants must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


We are seeking an experienced and versatile IC layout specialist to join our client's team of analog and mixed-signal designers. This role will contribute at every level of layout, from the transistor level to full chip floor planning and top-level interconnects. They design low-noise sensor front-ends, ADCs, DACs, power conditioning, and more for challenging environments – from outer space to inside the human body. Technology nodes span from 180nm to 22nm and below.

Required Qualifications :

  • BS with 4+ years of experience in CMOS and/or BiCMOS layout

  • MS with 2+ years of experience in CMOS and/or BiCMOS layout

  • Excellent understanding of device matching and parasitics

  • Full chip DRC and LVS

  • Mastery of Cadence Virtuoso Layout XL

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with GXL and EXL features

  • Scripting and automation to increase productivity

  • Place and Route of small to medium digital blocks

  • Experience with CMOS nodes at 22nm and below

  • Experience with SAR and pipeline ADCs

  • Experience with RF or high speed digital/broadband

Security Requirement :

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700