CAD Engineer

Software Engineering Hyderabad, Telangana


Who We Are

We are a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world. Our integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, unmatched ecosystem and robust support make us the ideal long-term partner in building advanced industrial, commercial, home and life applications. We make it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries, grow economies and improve lives.

Job summary

As a senior member of our CAD team, you will develop, maintain, enhance and debug Process Design Kits (PDKs) and layout flows for our rapidly growing IoT, Timing, and Power product divisions. This is a high visibility role, which requires fluid interaction with Silicon Labs’ foundry, CAD, ESD, Design, Packaging, and Layout teams. The candidate should have excellent grasp of PDK development, SKILL programming, Cadence Virtuoso IC61  and 18.xx tools, Techfile development, netlisting development for LVS and Simulation,  Place and Route requirements (LEF/DEF files), layout extraction and back annotation flows. Proven experience working across a range of process nodes from smaller geometries (22nm and below) to high voltage processes (0.5u) is critical for the role.  


Education and Experience

MSEE (or equivalent) and 5+ years of industry experience


Key Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate should have 5+ years of experience in PDK and SKILL code development,

preferably writing from scratch and/or modifying existing pcells and netlisting code

  • Experience with custom layout utility development
  • Power user of Cadence Virtuoso Layout tools and their customizations
  • Strong programming skills in SKILL, Perl, Python, Tcl and Shell scripting
  • Good debug experience reviewing Calibre LVS and DRC errors
  • Knowledge of Calibre RVE, DRV and Cadence QRC would be useful
  • Ability to work independently, drive decision-making, strong communication, and documentation skills are critical
  • Familiarity with Analog and Digital design engineering concepts
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills. Familiarity with Jira and Confluence is a plus
  • Familiarity with leading version control tools like Perforce, Cliosoft, Methodics will be a plus