CAD Engineer DC-5079

Engineering Services Edinburgh, Scotland

We have an exceptional opportunity for a hardworking and driven CAD Engineer based at our state-of-the-art Edinburgh office. You will become a major contributor in our Mixed-Signal CAD team supporting EDA/CAD tools for multiple integrated circuit design flows. We are proud of our multifaceted and diverse environment, where innovation is not just encouraged, but expected. Our talent is vital to our success and you will work and develop with some of the best engineers in the industry. In return, we offer an open, collaborative culture enabling you to focus and drive developments, impacting the ground-breaking consumer technology industry on a global basis! Our outstanding benefits include continued and flexible career development, along with much, much more.

  • 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)