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IC tool engineer - layout, simulation & design flows

Job opening for bachelor or master electronics.
With this profile we recently supported all Sofics developments of test chips and integrated circuits in both standard CMOS, SOI, BCD and FinFET technologies. For this we work with state-of-the-art software tools and create our own optimized processes, procedures and flows.

Job Description

As an ambitious engineer, you will support our international development team with the tools and flow of our personalized design environment – Computer Aided Design (CAD).

You will start with a deep dive into state-of-the-art CAD tools and software used by all leading companies for electronic circuit design. In doing so, you will be supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team of developers.

Gradually, you will be able to support this team by better tailoring the CAD tools and flow to the needs of our circuit designers. Eventually, you will become the support and anchor of a more efficient and responsive design team.

In this way, you will make a significant contribution to the development of the latest electronics that can be found in broad applications worldwide (smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs, radio, Bluetooth devices and much more).

You can build valuable experience where we are completely open to your input and your development. Furthermore, we open the opportunity to contribute to our product developments. Your professional challenges will therefore transcend your first job at Sofics so that you can grow fully as an engineer.


You will join an SME with an extensive international customer base, healthy finances and strong growth potential. We offer an attractive salary package with various fringe benefits; we provide the opportunity for continuous learning, both through external and internal training. You will become part of our dynamic engineering team and work with top semiconductor companies worldwide.

We offer the flexibility of a start-up, the stability of an established, profitable and robust company, with facilities and benefits that match or exceed any other opportunity in our industry.

Because we value this, we operate out of a self-designed BEN (nearly energy neutral – an official label) building with spacious workstations, state-of-the-art lab and pleasant rest and meeting spaces. In addition, we facilitate a personalized mix of office and home work.

Job profile

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in microelectronics, IC design or similar
  • You have knowledge of or strong interest in various EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools from vendors such as Siemens EDA (Mentor Graphics) and Cadence
  • Knowledge of TCL, Skill, bash/csh scripting, SVRF
  • Knowledge of Python, C/C++ and Ruby is a plus
  • You have a positive attitude and can work both as part of a team and independently
  • You have an eye for detail and can work meticulously and attentively
  • You converse, present and write fluently in English
  • You are willing to relocate within commuting distance (our location is Aalter, Belgium)


Fixed contract – indefinite duration.

Apply and join our team

Place of employment: SOFICS BV - Sint-Godelievestraat 32 9880 Aalter

Apply with CV via email to vacature@sofics.com