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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Austin, Texas

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Job Posting Title:
Director of Electronic Design Automation, Texas Institute for Electronics, Cockrell School of Engineering

Hiring Department:
Cockrell School of Engineering

Position Open To:
All Applicants

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About Us

Embark on a transformative journey leading the development of vital defense solutions and driving exponential growth in emerging commercial sectors. Take charge of owning and managing state-of-the-art electronic design automation solutions. Become a part of the Texas Institute for Electronics (TIE), a dynamic public-private partnership uniting leading semiconductor systems, defense electronics firms, national labs, and academic institutions. Our mission is to push the boundaries in critical semiconductor domains, including advanced packaging, with the aim of reestablishing U.S. prominence in semiconductor manufacturing. We're at the forefront of creating cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes that will set the course for future advancements in semiconductor logic, memory, heterogeneous integration, chip cooling, and more. We're in search of motivated individuals to join our team and be instrumental in realizing these ambitious goals.

TIE is part of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 research centers and a faculty community that boasts one of the highest number of National Academy of Engineering members among U.S. universities, Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation's most accomplished leaders and pioneered world-changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care. Situated in the heart of Austin - named "America's Coolest City" by Expedia and "The Best Place to Live in the U.S." by U.S. News and World Report - the Cockrell School embodies the city's innovative spirit. Major companies with Austin campuses, such as Dell, National Instruments, Apple, IBM, Samsung, Google, Tesla, and many others, continue to recruit Cockrell School students at a remarkable rate, launching thousands of successful careers and developing Texas Engineers into industry leaders.

At UT Austin, we say "What starts here changes the world." As a member of the university community, you will be part of an organization that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will have meaning and make a difference not only in the lives of our faculty, staff, and students, but also those who are impacted by our first class academic and research programs.

UT Austin, recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers, provides outstanding employee benefits and total rewards packages that include:
  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 7.75% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card

General Notes

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship. Relocation assistance may be available.


The Director of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) will manage the EDA infrastructure for the Texas Institute for Electronics (TIE). The Director of EDA will play a very important role in ensuring that TIE will achieve its primary goal of being a premier consortium in advanced heterogeneous integration and packaging set up to bring critical advanced semiconductor technologies and manufacturing capacity back to the US.

A Director of EDA must be well-versed in all aspects of EDA from implementation of EDA systems and infrastructure, negotiating EDA contracts, advising TIE members on EDA solutions to address their design and development needs, assist in design and development of test chips, and be a valued member of various industry standardization efforts. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will be a key member of the product development engineering team.

  • Contribute primarily in an EDA capacity to building a development ecosystem that enables large and small to start-up companies to access the necessary tools and processes to design heterogenous integrated systems.
  • Work with the finance and general counsel teams to negotiate EDA contracts on behalf of TIE.
  • Create TIE based EDA flows to enable efficiently, optimized heterogenous integrated package designs.
  • Work with technology team to develop required process design kits (PDKs) and assembly design kits (ADKs).
  • Ensure outsourced circuit and package design companies deliver solutions compatible with industry standards and TIE requirements.
  • In collaboration with partners, lead research on design tools and systems that enable breakthrough EDA solutions.
  • Manage EDA tool costs.
  • Provide tool support for TIE design systems.
  • Establish design network for use by TIE and its partners when designing using the TIE network.
  • Attend EDA conferences addressing key TIE concerns.
  • Develop a TIE tool set that includes the capability to model electrical, thermal, and mechanical performance.
  • Build a team necessary to meet the demands of the TIE mission.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering or other related discipline.
  • Ten years' experience in electronic design automation (EDA), including experience leading EDA teams.
  • Experience in all phases of semiconductor modeling (e.g., electrical, thermal and mechanical).
  • Experience with contract negotiation, particularly EDA contracts.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • EDA experience with 3D-heterogenous integration.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.
  • Experience applying for public grants.
  • Experience working for an EDA company.

Salary Range


Working Conditions
  • Work is performed on-site in a scientific research environment, with dynamic work conditions and frequent interruptions.
  • Work outside standard office hours could be required on an occasional basis during peak periods and special events.

Required Application Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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