Austin, Texas

A unique career opportunity for EDA professional. You will play a key role in the success of Applied Material’s Design Technology (DT) group. Applied Materials is the world leader in providing equipment for the IC manufacturing industry. DT is a new group focused on new and innovative semiconductor technologies, and working with leading edge semiconductor companies and Applied’s internal teams to explore new technologies and chart the path forward for the industry. In DT we are connecting all the dots between new process technologies and the final IC and its target market application. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of an organization with a  visionary strategy, work on future and bleeding edge technologies and interact with uniquely broad ecosystem and knowledge base within the organization. 

Job Description

EDA/ Design Technology Applications Engineer tasks and responsibilities:

Design rule development and physical verification

  • Providing technical expertise, consulting services and guidance for Design Rule Manual creation to existing customers and prospects
  • Leading integration of the integrated Design Rule Manual and Design Rule Validation technologies into the customer specific design automation flows and applications
  • Technical qualification of prospects for product evaluation and ensuring alignment of customer success criteria with product capabilities
  • Technical management of product evaluations on customer’s sites, supporting the customers and ensuring customer satisfaction and meeting evaluation goals
  • Communicating with the engineering team on bug fixes and feature requests made by customers
  • Testing the bug fixes and new features to ensure they satisfy the requirements and work as expected
  • Providing customer-dedicated training classes and presentations on product suite and evangelizing the approach of how to create, use and validate design rules
  • Contributing to the product development roadmap based on the technology trends and customer feedback
  • Participating in industry conferences and trade-shows, communicating with customer and prospects and presenting and running product demonstration 

Knowledge base and skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience
  • Thorough understanding of physical design rules for advanced semiconductor technologies. Experience with advanced finfet technologies is a plus
  • Expertise in Physical Verification (DRC)
  • Design flow construction and scripting (Python)
  • Industry experience in writing DRC decks
  • Work in Linux environment
  • Great communications skills (both oral and written)
  • Interpersonal communication skills

Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements


  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution

Problem Solving

  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions

interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view




Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Austin, Texas

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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