Principal Digital Design Engineer 4622

Hardware Engineering Edinburgh, Scotland Newbury, Berkshire

Cirrus Logic are seeking highly skilled Digital IC Design Engineers to join product development teams within our Audio R&D division, responsible for developing industry leading mixed-signal SOCs for consumer mobile audio markets. You will be joining an existing development team, contributing to a global operation working at the forefront of technology. In return, we offer an incredible work culture where individual value is key, along with personal/professional development dictated by you. This role can be based in our Edinburgh or Newbury offices.


  • Lead a team of engineers with responsibility for the delivery of complex mixed-signal products and IPs
  • Design and develop new digital circuit architectures on advanced process nodes with an awareness of competing solutions and commercial pressures
  • Make a significant contribution to all phases of the project from business and resource planning and market definition through to development and product delivery
  • Responsible for contributing to the growth of the group including the recruitment, mentoring, review and supervision of junior engineers.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s, Master's or Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering and/or equivalent with an extensive demonstrable background in digital CMOS circuit design
  • Implementation of complex digital circuits and sub-systems in RTL using Verilog / SystemVerilog
  • Digital system-level design and knowledge, including use of standard bus protocols, bus architecture design and chip-level clock and reset architecture
  • Verification of block-level digital designs
  • Deep understanding of synthesis and timing analysis of digital circuits; collaboration with DFT and Place and Route team
  • Strong lab and silicon validation skills; Experience of chip bring-up and debug from design perspective
  • Leadership and mentoring of less experienced colleagues
  • Good interpersonal skills, share technical expertise and knowledge, contribute to design reviews, work effectively to resolve conflicts
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Experience working within UVM based verification environments
  • Scripting and automation of design tasks
  • Experience of targeting industry standard FPGA platforms
  • Audio DSP filter design and signal analysis techniques
  • Integration of micro-processors into a system, including bring-up of embedded software
  • Board level interface standards and interface design
  • Clock recovery and/or clock generation circuits
  • Project leadership and supervision of digital/mixed-signal design teams