Senior Physical Design Engineer

S3 Semiconductors designs and delivers Custom Mixed-Signal ASICs and IP to our customers across the globe.  The company is the longest serving independent silicon solutions provider in the industry, having built a wealth of experience and engineering expertise over the last 30 years.  Global end markets served by S3 Semiconductors clients include Connected Consumer Electronics, Wireless & Wireline Communications Infrastructure, Satellite Communications, Automotive, Industrial and IoT.

 

Description:

Reporting to the Group Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for playing a key role in an experienced design team working on leading edge technologies, using state-of-the-art tools and methodologies, and implementing a broad range of designs including large hierarchical SoC.

 

Requirements:

  • An honours degree or post-graduate qualification in Electronic Engineering or a similar discipline.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in physical design.
  • Experience in advance node (down to 28nm) design flows including: floorplanning; place and route; clock tree synthesis; optimisation flows; parasitic extraction; static timing analysis; static and dynamic power analysis; signal integrity analysis; timing closure; physical verification; chip finishing; power-aware methodologies; mixed-signal methodologies and IP integration.
  • An excellent understanding of the following: low-power designs (including UPF/CPF flows); power sign-off; DRC issues and sign-off; clock skew/balancing; timing and signal integrity issues and sign-off; design for manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with Cadence tools for Physical Design is preferable.
  • A good knowledge of scripting skills (e.g. Tcl).
  • Technical curiosity and an understanding of the latest developments in the industry.
  • A track record of successful project completion.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Travel will be occasionally required, mainly to and from S3 Group engineering offices, but also to customer locations.
  • Applicants must be authorised to work in the location for which they apply.

 

Learn More About S3 Semiconductors

 

S3 Semiconductors Value Proposition

  • You will work with experienced and talented professionals.
  • You will work on advanced designs using leading-edge technologies.
  • You will receive a competitive salary and benefits.
  • You will receive excellent career development prospects.
  • You will receive travel and training opportunities.

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