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Application Engineer - The MOSIS Service

Information Sciences Institute Marina del Rey, California

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, electronics and communications technologies. ISI has been an instrumental agent of change in the information revolution and played a leading role in developing and managing the early Internet. ISI conducts basic and applied research supported by over 20 government agencies involved in defense, science, health, homeland security, and energy with an annual budget of over $100M and a staff of over 400. ISI has three research campuses:  one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.

This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks an Application Engineer to join The MOSIS Service team.

Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government restrictions, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access.


  • Support customers to achieve the design to tapeout process. Perform tasks based on foundry’s plan-on-record process specifications and design enablement to ensure accurate and efficient closures of customer’s design flows. Perform tasks based on foundry’s Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) reticle technology requirements to achieve successful tapeouts.
  • Support physical design tool flows such as Placement and Route, RC Extraction, Static Timing Analysis, Power Analysis and Optimization, EM/IR, ESD, and ECO.
  • Support tasks and flows of PDK (digital, analog, and RF), foundry IP, custom layout, circuit simulation, physical verification (DRC and LVS), DFM, and MPW reticle data preparation.
  • Participate in initiating and developing innovative flows, including EDA tools, computer programs, and other capabilities to enhance the quality of work. Identify the need and specifications of custom software flows (such as custom and predictive rule check, custom fill, etc.), to support customers and MOSIS to reduce cycle times of tapeout sign-off.
  • Attend and participate in foundry training sessions, EDA training sessions, conferences and seminars as requested or needed. Keep current and maintain high expertise with the latest foundry plan-on-record PDK and collaterals, and the industry advancement as well. Represent the university and/or unit, as assigned or appropriate.

Preferred Education:  Master’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Preferred Experience: 10 years

Preferred Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.

Please attach your resume (required) and cover letter (optional) to your application.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.

REQ20089067 Posted Date: 05/01/2020

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