City:  München
Date:  Jun 10, 2022

Digital and Mixed-Signal Design Engineer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer EMFT conducts applied research on sensors and actuators. The 120 employees in Munich, Oberpfaffenhofen and Regensburg possess long-term experience and extensive know-how in microelectronics and microsystem technology, ranging from semiconductor processes and MEMS technologies to 3D integration and foil electronics. These technologies form the basis for the other competence areas at Fraunhofer EMFT: innovative sensor solutions, safe and secure electronics, and micro dosing.

You can look forward to an exciting task in the Circuit Design team located in our Munich office. In our team you will realize power-efficient integrated RF, analog and mixed-signal circuits in highly-scaled CMOS for intelligent mobile sensor and actuator applications based on specifications of our national and international customers and research partners.


What you will do

  • You will work with the team to understand the top level requirements of the digital functions and perform digital design and mixed signal chip integration for RF- and sensor/actuator frontend IC’s, incl. high performance ADC’S and DAC’s.
  • Implement the function in Verilog RTL to specification
  • Develop RTL to implement the function, perform unit level testing on the RTL function and RTL synthesis and timing checks
  • You will be responsible for the digital design flows for various process nodes
  • You publish research results and represent them at conferences.
  • You will supervise students in the course of writing their Bachelor's or Master's thesis.


What you bring to the table

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering
  • Project experience in the field of digital or mixed-signal IC design
  • Experience in digital design including RTL design experience
  • Knowledge of best practices with respect to implementation of digital logic
  • Understanding of digital design flow including RTL simulation, logic synthesis, timing constraints, timing closure, STA, back annotation of parasitics, gate level simulation, equivalence checking
  • Understanding of Design Verification and the ability to write self-checking test suites
  • Experience in setting up the Cadence tool chain setup (Tool/PDK/addon/library installation) for both digital and mixed-signal projects.
  • Good knowledge of the Cadence Design Flow and implementation of the specification up to a complete circuit including layout under consideration of parasitic effects
  • Good knowledge and experience in hands-on lab evaluation, in setting up a test environment for the verification of integrated circuits incl. PCB layout, test hardware and software for the automation of the measurement environment

If you enjoy creative work and the development of new ideas and prefer a structured and team-oriented way of working, then we look forward to receiving your application.


What you can expect

  • We promote rapid skills development, so that you can quickly work on your own responsibility. The opportunity for promotion is given and supported.
  • In our open-minded team, you can set your own accents, realize your ideas in projects and develop yourself scientifically, professionally and personally.Fraunhofer supports you with various offers to reconcile family, career and career development as well as possible.
  • The promotion of equal opportunities for women and men is an important goal of Fraunhofer. By participating in the "Fraunhofer TALENTA"; career program, young female scientists can take advantage of qualification opportunities and the necessary freedom for their own professional development and further qualification.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. 

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any questions about this position, don't hesitate to contact:
Mr. Frank Vanselow
phone: +49 89 54759-320

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT 


Requisition Number: 2744                Application Deadline: 06/30/2022


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