Senior Digital Design Engineer

August 3, 2022

Our client, a semiconductor company headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is a leader in purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems throughout the data center. Partnering with leading processor vendors, cloud service providers, seasoned investors, and world-class manufacturing companies, they are helping customers remove performance bottlenecks in data-intensive systems that are limiting the true potential of applications such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company’s product portfolio includes system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits, boards, and services to enable robust CXL, PCIe, and Ethernet connectivity.

Job Description

We are looking for Digital Design Engineers with experience developing micro-architecture and implementation of the front-end circuit design, including RTL, synthesis, IP integration, and block-level verification for high performance network controllers. The candidate must have good knowledge of communication/interface protocols such as PCI-Express (Gen-3 and above), Ethernet, Infiniband, DDR, NVMe, USB, etc.

Basic qualifications
  • Strong academic and technical background in electrical engineering. A Bachelor’s degree in EE is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5 years’ experience supporting or developing complex SoC/silicon products for Server, Storage, and/or Networking applications.
  • Professional attitude with the ability to prioritize a dynamic list of multiple tasks, plan and prepare for customer meetings in advance, and work with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Entrepreneurial, open-mind behavior and can-do attitude. Think and act fast with the customer in mind!
Required experience
  • Hands-on, thorough knowledge of high-speed protocols like PCIe, Ethernet, Infiniband, DDR, NVMe, USB, etc.
  • Proven front end design expertise – architecture, RTL, simulations, synthesis, timing closure, GLS, DFT etc.
  • Full chip or block level ownership from architecture to GDS, driving multiple complex designs to production
  • Experience with Cadence and/or Synopsys digital design tools/flows
  • Good knowledge of design for test (DFT), stuck-at and transition scan test insertion
  • Familiarity with UVM based design verification
  • Silicon bring-up and debug expertise
  • Small-geometry CMOS (≤28nm) design
Preferred experience
  • Firmware development with C-language, scripting with Python or other equivalent programming languages.
  • Development/support for PCIe or Ethernet Switch products.

We know that creativity and innovation happen more often when teams include diverse ideas, backgrounds, and experiences, and we actively encourage everyone with relevant experience to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities.

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