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Astellas Pharma Staff Digital ASIC Designer in United States

About Us:

iota Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma US, is a medical device company pioneering bioelectronic solutions across a range of medical therapies and diagnostics. Bioelectronic medical implants are the start of an entirely new form of medicine, treating chronic diseases through non-pharmaceutical mechanisms not previously accessible to clinicians.

iota Biosciences, Inc. was acquired by Astellas Pharma US in November 2020. Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., a top 20 global pharmaceutical research company. Astellas is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. iota's core proprietary technology stack leverages ultrasonic energy to communicate with and power custom implantable devices, enabling completely new clinical approaches to treating diseases. At iota Biosciences you will be given the opportunity to substantially influence the design and success of these pioneering Class III medical implants, as the company expands the reach of its novel technology while bringing new solutions to the clinic.


  • Write specifications for digital portions of integrated circuits and systems

  • Work with analog and system IC designers to understand top-level requirements of the digital components of a mixed-signal chip

  • Develop RTL to execute required digital functions

  • Execute full digital flow, from functional requirements to layout, and eventually tape-out

  • Write test benches for verification and functional validation

  • Define bench-top test plans and verify performance and functionality

  • Test and debug chips after they return from fabrication.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Education: MSEE or higher with 5+ years in related area of expertise

  • Significant experience in digital hardware description languages: Verilog/System Verilog/VHDL

  • Experience with one scripting language (TCL, Perl, Shell, Python)

  • Experience with mixed-signal simulations, Verilog-AMS test benches, analog modeling

  • Understanding of digital flow -- RTL simulation and verification, logic synthesis, timing and power analysis, back annotation and verification, and functional equivalence checking

  • Experience with digital automated place-and-route


Category IOTA

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