Senior IC-Design Engineer

Senior IC-Design Engineer


We are a deep-tech startup that is set up to build a legacy. Our mission is to design a chip that works like the human brain to overcome computing bottlenecks and provide AI with the hardware to fulfill its destiny: Shaping a better future for everyone.

Based out of Bochum, Germany, we are setting out to challenge the status quo. We have received €3M+ in funding and are fully backed by the German Government, the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action.

We are a group of pioneering minds who love blank canvases. We work within an agile startup environment where you can be hands-on and contribute to the success of next-generation AI hardware.

We execute and work at a high pace. We fail fast and learn faster. Sounds like you? Come join us.

The Opportunity:

This role is a senior analog/mixed-signal IC design opportunity in a growing and innovative deep-tech start-up. You are reporting directly to the CTO, and you will be working closely with the technical founders to design and create a new architecture for our innovative AI hardware: Our brain-inspired chip – the central building block of GEMESYS. Your responsibilities will include training the ASICs team. As one of our key hires, you will have the chance to get a leadership position at an early stage.

Your Role:

As a Senior Analog Mixed Signal IC-Design Engineer, you will be working on our product from conception to user. Every day you will work closely with the team to define system & IC design specifications.   

You are responsible for transferring ideal/theoretical circuits mainly based on mathematical models to concrete requirements, architecture, and block specifications as a base for the schematic design process.

  • Take ownership of the analog IC design from conceptual work to validation and characterization. 
  • Work on feasibility studies and analyze new analog design concepts to understand user requirements. 
  • Translate chip specifications and chip architectures into design requirements. 
  • Define ASIC hardware architecture for ultra-low-power analog applications based on chip specifications with corresponding documentation. 
  • Translate system-level requirements to block-level specifications. 
  • Take ownership of system-level modeling and simulation design activities. 
  • Take ownership of front-end and back-end design flows. 
  • Take responsibility for leading the IC Design team. 
  • Create technical reports and present findings to the team. 
  • Organize and participate in design reviews with the CTO and wider teams. 
  • Develop verification, system validation, and test plans. 
  • Maintain an overview of competitor solutions. 
  • Train junior colleagues on the job 

What you bring:


  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics with a minimum of 2+ tape-outs and 2+ years of working experience in a relevant field OR Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics with a minimum of 2+ tape-outs. 
  • Proficiency with standard IC design tools like SPICE, Verilog AMS/Verilog A, or Cadence/Synopsis. 
  • Experience with RC filter, Opamp, and RRAM technology required. 
  • Experience with AI accelerators and data-flow architectures. 
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new approaches, solutions, and skills. 
  • Self-motivated, creative, hard-working individual with an entrepreneurial mindset. 
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to problem solve, work as a team and drive solutions. 
  • Excellent communicator. Ability to report and present in English. 
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in an agile deep-tech start-up. 


  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art near- and in-memory computing fabrics. 
  • Experience with digital designs including mixed-signal components. 
  • Proven project and people management skills. 
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art AI models and their hardware implementations. 

Our OFfer

We offer challenges every day, and organic growth opportunities as the company scales. Flextime and remote working are part of our culture. Healthy snacks and free drinks are part of our perks in our creative HQ. 

At Gemesys we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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