Senior/Principal IC Layout Engineer [HSE ICLO001]

  • Date Added: April 19th, 2021

IC Layout Engineer to carry out block level as well as top level of RF, Analogue and Mixed-Signal Layout Design in various process technology nodes primarily for high frequency transceivers (Receiver and Transmitter) including the baseband and RF front ends.

Technical Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for layout design of a complex transceiver designs (currently Ku band) in 22nM FDSOI process or other technologies
  • Hands-on block-level layout design and verification work
  • Top-level IP floor-planning and integration and IC sign-off  
  • Work closely with analogue design team on IP floor-planning, trial layout design and parasitic extraction of critical structures
  • Co-ordinate layout design activities with other colleagues and possible contractors.
  • Collaborate with CAD, process technology, package design and Antenna team
  • Document own work and participate in design reviews
  • Provide guidance to junior team members

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing development of core competencies & technical skills
  • Receptive and agile to the project needs
  • Good estimation of timescales for projects & sub tasks
  • Follow good engineering practices including processes, documentation, tools & automation
  • Identify risks, flag issues in a timely manner so project milestones remain on schedule

Qualifications & Skills:


  • A relevant degree
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in RF, Analogue and Mixed-Signal layout design (up to 15GHz operating frequencies)
  • Advanced Cadence Virtuoso Design Framework Experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Cadence/Calibre verification methodology and flow
  • Ability to work and interact with engineering teams across multiple disciplines during ASIC project stream development
  • Great communication skills and able to take responsibility for complex layout designs and delivery to tight timescales


  • Experience on layout of 22nm FDSOI, and BICMOS process nodes for RF, Analogue and Mixed-Signal IPs
  • Experience on mmw RF IC design
  • Experience on Calibre verification tools
  • Experience on revision control tools
  • Experience on HFSS/EMX tools

Our Office:

Hanwha Phasor Ltd's UK Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site.

A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme