Position Title : Senior IC Digital Design Engineer,
To support the design of next-generation SoCs in positioning and cellular applications, u-blox Athens is looking for a passionate and talented (senior) engineer, interested in digital IC design.
To work in u-blox IC team you need to be creative, innovative, enthusiastic about new technologies, and striving for excellence.
The ideal candidate will start working on real project tasks in close collaboration with other teams. Through teamwork, training and dedication to personal development, u-blox goal is that every engineer quickly learns about different aspects of designing complex SoCs, starts contributing to various project tasks, and finally develops into an expert in the field.
Key responsibilities of a (senior) digital IC engineer will be to contribute / drive the requirements and specification analysis phase, micro-architectural definition, digital design (RTL), (static / formal) verification, synthesis, static timing analysis, gate-level simulations, power estimations and optimization of IPs.
The engineer should work with the rest of the design and verification teams to meet the targeted specifications. Finally, (s)he should be responsible to plan, track and report activities related to the implementation of the IPs.
The role is located in Athens (GR) .
Your Responsibilities :
Involved in the entire design process of key IPs, including RTL design, top-level integration, verification, synthesis, timing-closure, Lint / CDC violations checking, etc.
Contribute to the requirements / specification analysis and micro-architectural definition
Perform test planning, verification coverage analysis and performance evaluation
Full IP / subsystems verification using testbench based testing and coverage-driven verification techniques
Contribute to the IP top-level integration and FPGA prototyping for early IP testing at top-level, using SW
Develop IP APIs for testing purposes (SoC-level simulation, FPGA, silicon testing)
Perform power analysis and propose design optimizations (area, timing, power)
Utilize and evolve u-blox digital IC and FPGA flows
Plan, track, and report for the key IP activities
Responsible for technical documentation and reports (English language)
Your Skills, Experience and Requirements :
PhD / MS or BS in Electrical, Electronic, Computing Engineering or equivalent experience
3 to 7+ years of experience in digital IC and FPGA flow, based on the selected candidate profile
Excellent in logic design including algorithmic-based optimization, from power, performance and area (PPA) perspective
Exposure to power management techniques for low-power architectures
Experience in design of multiple clock and power domain architectures
Exposure to static and formal verification techniques and technologies
Experience in efficiently porting top-level RTL in FPGA and achieving timing-closure
Exposure to low-level programming for IP, top-level, testing purposes
Experience in writing SVAs for improving RTL quality
Proven track record of 3rd party IPs integration : Embedded CPUs, SoC interconnects, DMAs, clock-management blocks, memories
Familiar with Unix / Linux environment, shell programming, revision control systems and scripting (C-shell, Tcl, Perl, Python)
Exposure to off-chip interfaces (DDR, I2C, UART, QSPI, SDIO, Ethernet, etc)
Experience in cross interaction with DfT and physical design teams
Familiarization with lab equipment and procedures for silicon testing
Exposure to wireless communication systems and in particular : LTE, GPS / GNSS will be considered a plus
Strive for innovation and adoption of leading edge solutions
Previous experience in working with teams while capable of working independently and precisely
Good communications skills
EU citizen or holder of work permit for Greek
What are your perks?
You will work with colleagues distributed across the globe in a multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities
You will have the possibility to influence the technical choices of the team
You will work on advanced technologies shaping the future
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