Analog Layout Engineer

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

You will be part of the custom silicon team in Block that develops bitcoin mining ASIC

You will: 

  • Do custom layout in the most advanced CMOS/FinFET processes (5nm and below)
  • Work with a design team of analog and digital designers from different backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to estimate and coordinate layout work


You have:

  • 10+ years of custom layout experience
  • Layout experience in leading edge CMOS/Finfet technologies (7nm and below)
  • Familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso
  • Ability to deliver high quality layouts
  • Knowledge writing scripts and software macros to enhance productivity
  • Commitment to on-time delivery of top quality layouts
  • Adapt to new processes and design styles or constraints
  • Work well with teams in diverse locations

Additional Qualifications (Nice to have)

  • Experience with bitcoin mining ASIC
  • Some knowledge with place and route ASIC backend flow
  • Scripting in Cadence Skill
  • Understanding of ASIC design flow
  • Experience with standard cell library layout design
  • High-speed Mixed-Signal layout design expertise
  • Layout database verification
  • Relevant industry experience in custom memory layout

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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