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Draper Senior ASIC CAD Engineer-Remote work eligible in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

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Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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Draper Laboratory is seeking talented and motivated individuals to tackle challenging engineering problems in advanced digital IC design. As a Senior CAD Engineer, you will be working with the design team in developing and implementing design flows for both analog and digital ASIC design from architecture to tape-out. You will be developing new design capabilities, testing and validating flows and running and debugging tools for every aspect of the design process. The applicant will have demonstrated prior experience developing scripts and flows with commercial EDA tools. The ability to manage Linux environments is also required. The ideal applicant will have the ability to proactively identify improvements to processes, implement them and roll them out to the team. Come join us as we develop novel digital, analog and mixed-signal ICs!


Required Qualifications:

  • BSEE and 8 years relevant experience

  • Experience designing, developing and supporting CAD tool flows for both analog and digital ASIC design

  • Ability to work with internal and external tool developers to implement enhancements to support a highly efficient work flow

  • Fluency in scripting languages and ability to develop tools

  • Clear communication and ability to work well in teams

  • Familiarity with analog, digital and mixed-signal design flows

  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with Linux/UNIX OS, patching, piping, batching, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSEE

  • Experience with Cadence tool flows preferred

  • Fluent in VHDL and Verilog

  • Knowledge of SystemVerilog

  • Ability to provision new computer systems for ASIC design

Security Requirement:

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

  • Government security clearance requires proof of US citizenship.



ID: 2023-6979

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc