Hardware Developer (487007BR) | IBM | Bangalore, KA

Job description:

IBM India is conducting an interview for the post of Hardware Engineer.

Job role and responsibilities:

India Systems Development Lab (ISDL) is part of IBM Systems world-wide technology development lab. Established in 1996, the Lab is headquartered in India’s Silicon Valley and startup hub – Bengaluru, with a strong presence in Pune and Hyderabad. Developers at ISDL deliver technology innovations across the entire Systems portfolio – z Systems, Power / OpenPOWER Systems and Storage. The team here works across the entire stack from processor design, firmware, operating system to software defined storage. The lab also focuses on innovations, thanks to the creative energies of the teams. The lab has contributed over 400+ patents in cutting edge technologies and inventions so far.

While computing veers towards cognitive, cloud, mobile, social, and security, the lab has significantly contributed to not just new products focused in these areas, but has also ushered in new development models such as Agile, Design Thinking and DevOps. The engineer hired will be working on Analog and IO high speed layouts for our projects working directly with designers from US/Germany.

This role does design and layout of complex VLSI (very large scale integration) circuits using graphic editing tools. A major portion of the job is in creation of new physical design data from concepts, partial schematics or a working knowledge of overall requirements.

Responsibilities include checking the design integrity with respect to semiconductor ground rules and the logical function of the circuit. Symbolic circuit data (schematics) are converted to physical shapes which represent the semiconductor process. The role ranges from manual shapes and checking tool manipulations to extended team coordination and methodology creation. The employee guides functional objectives or technologies.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

1-3 years of relevant experience; Memory Layout expertise; understanding of circuit design, LVS, DRC and other PDV tool knowledge, Excellent communication skills, knowledge on Cadence

Skills required:


Professional knowledge related to incumbent’s function/business unit and its processes.


Advise other professionals. Effectively utilize group dynamics. Negotiate to define approaches and goals.

Problem Solving:

Recognize complex problems related to functional objectives. Analyze situations and implement solutions, or develop new system elements, procedures or processes. Creativity and judgment applied to developmental work on different projects within the business environment.


Provides ongoing technical /operational guidance to lead professional work teams, conducts special projects, or manages department(s) (national or international). Understand department/ functional mission and vision. Defines and decides objectives within specified business concept or project and may have responsibility for tools and assigned resources. Utilizes expertise to directly influence people outside department or function. Sometimes no precedent exists.

Impact on Business/Scope:

Accountable for department results and for activities and/or projects involving multi-functional teams. Regularly participates in overall functional program planning. Activities are subject to business measurements, impact customer satisfaction, and impact project costs or expenses.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:

Automation skills in PERL, Python ,SKILL and/or TCL

Job/Req. ID: 487007BR

Company: IBM

Location: Bangalore, KA

Job Category: VLSI Engineering

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