Sr Engineer Frame Engineering

Posted 03 May 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

Job Description

GlobalFoundries is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GlobalFoundries makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. For more information, visit

Why GF

Be a part of our global team that is at the forefront of providing cutting-edge global technology solutions. We are seeking candidates with a strong passion for new technologies and advanced manufacturing, as we continue our Industry 4.0 Digitalization journey using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, robotics, big data analytics and more.


GLOBALFOUNDRIES is looking for a highly motivated engineer to work in the Tapeout organization, as Senior Engineer, Frame Engineering located in Penang, Malaysia.  The successful candidate will support tapeout operations activities that would vary from frame design for a range of technologies to process improvements for enhanced productivity and quality.  This role requires working with worldwide Frame and other engineers that use semiconductor manufacturing tools (i.e., lithography and metrology) and test tools in our Fabs.  The successful candidate would be engaging in continuous process improvement in the increasingly complex world of chip manufacturing by applying Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, structured problem-solving and driving actions to reduce risks.

What You Will Do

  • Engage in daily operations activities: facilitating technology frame requirements, frame structures layout and frame generation for chips, ad-hoc change execution, work queue prioritization, and work hand-off across geographic locations. 

  • Use or customize internally developed software tools and commercially available software tools to enhance design process productivity. (Include generating input files that drive automation for Fabs and Mask House.) 

  • Make decisions to hold, escalate, promote and reject tape out support issues in alignment with FAB, Tape out Logistics Integration and AEs. 

  • Interact with other teams such as Application Engineering, Product Engineering, Release Team, and Design Enablement, to assist with providing a best-in-class Customer Tape-out Operations experience. 

  • Close collaboration with FAB and TD Team to provide solution to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and improve cycle time. 

  • Participate in assessing our team business processes and suggest continuous improvements as well as automation opportunities to enhance the teams' productivity. 

  • Ensure that processes are well documented, that failure modes are assessed and have mitigation and detection in place, 

  • This role will require rotating shift (day shift and night shift), weekend and holiday coverage.

  • Perform all activities in a safe and responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety & Security requirements, and programs. 

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in EE/ECE/CSE/Physics/Mechanical.

  • 4 years of experience in similar role / skill set

  • Working knowledge of Unix shells and interest/aptitude to learn domain-specific programming/scripting languages/data formats

  • Experience with Cadence Mask Compose is a big plus 

  • Experience with Virtuoso environment and SKILL Programming, Device Layout Knowledge/Experience will be a plus

  • Ability to communicate and work with a cross-geographic, multicultural global teams

  • Fluency in English Language - written & verbal - is a requirement.

  • Analytical problem solving and decision-making skills are basic requirements.