EDA/CAD Engineer


Ref: 1296Wednesday 17 February 2021

Excellent salary and benefits

Enigma People Solutions is excited to have been engaged by a world leading international semiconductor design client to search for a talented EDA/CAD engineer to join their European design centre in Edinburgh.This is an exceptional opportunity for a hardworking and driven CAD Engineer to quickly become a major contributor in a Mixed-Signal CAD team supporting EDA/CAD tools for multiple integrated circuit design flows. 

This is an opportunity to join an amazing company, one of the marquee names in the Semiconductor design industry globally. You will be joining an established team that is supportive and will help you develop and grow. Their manager is amazing, a really engaging and supportive guy and really open to taking a relatively junior engineer and building them up.

His team really enjoy working for him.

This role is for a keen problem solver with a passion for supporting people and the IC design environment by team working and collaborating with colleagues. You will be supported and challenged to grow and develop your career whilst having sight of and influence over the full IC Design process.

Relocation support is available and you would not need relocate until the Covid situation allows.

You will be enjoy working in an innovation focused environment where your talent will be vital to the success of someo of the best in their field working on cutting-edge projects providing real impact on the consumer audio market. In return, you will experience an open and collaborative culture enabling you to focus and drive developments, impacting the ground-breaking consumer technology industry on a global basis! The company will reward you with a highly competetive salary and outstanding benefits as well as continued and flexible career development.

Provide tool and methodology support for design and layout teams
Automation and improvement of design engineering flows
Deliver reports to design groups and to customers
Develop and automate new, existing and sophisticated design methodologies and liaise closely with external tool vendors to drive improvements

Required Skills and Qualifications
Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related subject area and/or a validated background in integrated circuit design, CAD/EDA development/support, or software development with a focus on integrated circuit design
Deep understanding of analogue or mixed-signal design methodologies
Experience with revision control systems such as perforce or svn
Expertise in at least one of the following: analogue simulation, parasitic extraction, Cadence OA
Extensive experience scripting preferably including Python and SKILL
Demonstrated debug and problem-solving skills
Deep understanding of Linux / UNIX
Partner and collaborate with the team using strong interpersonal skills while supporting internal customers

Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Expert-level knowledge of Cadence Virtuoso Environment
Experience with Cadence Spectre/SpectreX netlists, simulation, and debugging associated issues
Experience with Cadence Spectre/SpectreX simulation environment (Maestro/ADE)
Experience with Cadence Virtuoso layout editor driving the tool and debugging associated issues
Experience with digital simulators (Xcelium)
Experience setting up Cadence Virtuoso startup scripts, .cdsinit & .cdsenv settings
LVS debug & Parasitic Extraction with Mentor Calibre or Cadence QRC/Quantus
Analogue Simulation ‘SOA’ or Safe Operating Area assert generation and verification
Useful to have knowledge of ESD and IO design and review
Experience of PDK setup including DRC/ERC review and sign off
Experience with circuit ERC (PERC or InsightEDA)