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Electrical Engineer ‐  ASIC Layout 
Job Location :
12744 San Fernando Road,
Suite 400
Sylmar, California 91342
United States
12744 San Fernando Road,
Suite 400
Sylmar, CA 91342
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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  • This position will play a key role in the ASIC group of the Implant R&D department as the main layout engineer. He/she will work with ASIC circuit design engineers on architectural design and floor planning, and carry out most of the chip circuit layout work to ensure timely submission for fabrication of chip designs in various development phases of ASIC for visual prosthesis. Additionally, this position is responsible for PCB layout for chip testing circuits, and plays a supporting role in chip testing.

    The main responsibilities include:  

    • Carry out block level circuit layout and chip level layout integration to ensure timely submission of ASIC’s
    • Work with design engineers on chip architectural designs, floor planning and pad frame decisions
    • Carry out PCB layout for chip test circuits and implant test circuits
    • Participate in chip evaluation and verification testing and other implant related testing
    • Maintain CAD software for chip layout 


    • EE BSc degree with at least four years of experience or MSc degree with at least two years of experience in comprehensive CMOS chip layout work that includes chip level layout, DRC and LVS
    • Good understanding of CMOS fabrication processes
    • Good understanding of principles of CMOS devices and circuits
    • Experience in high voltage CMOS circuit layout a plus
    • Experience with Tanner software a plus
    • P CB layout experience a plus
    • Experience with maintaining CAD software a


    The recognized global leader in neuromodulation devices to treat blindness, the company leverages its 20 years of technology innovation to develop devices to treat the broadest population of sight-impaired individuals. Inspired by personal connections with a retinitis pigmentosa diagnosis, Second Sight has researched, designed and created the world’s first FDA and CE Mark approved device for providing artificial vision in people with late-stage RP.

    The company is actively developing a cortical stimulation device that bypasses the diseased eye and has the potential to provide a new form of vision to individuals blinded due to a wide range of causes.

    Second Sight offers a fast paced environment that challenges employees to be both productive and creative. Team members are encouraged to explore new solutions to existing problems while, at the same time, remaining focused on the objective of restoring vision to the blind. Second Sight offers competitive wages and benefits. 

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