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IC Layout Engineer

Cork, Ireland, Ireland
Jan 8, 2019


Job Description


IC Layout Engineer

The Serial Transceiver team designs high speed serial interface systems which are integrated into FPGA devices.


These devices are used in a variety of applications such as automotive, wireline and wireless communications. Successful physical implementation of these serial communications solutions requires an advanced knowledge of mixed signal layout techniques. 


Successful candidates will work as part of an experienced team executing projects in advanced FinFET technologies at  16nm and 7nm CMOS manufacturing processes. Layout is extremely challenging at these smaller process nodes. Project tasks will include: layout of analog and digital circuits; There is also the opportunity to contribute to methodology initiatives to accelerate design layout.

The IC Layout Engineer will be responsible for the physical design of circuits for high speed Serializer/Deserializer as well as driving layout strategies for complex product designs.

Job Requirements:


  • Knowledge of layout effects and best layout practices
  • Experience of block level floorplanning.
  • Ability to understand Design Rules, minimization of parasitic effects, IR drop and Isolation techniques.
  • Experience of Matching / Interdigitation techniques.
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal/teamwork skills
  • Experience of layout on advanced nodes(28nm and below) is a preference
  • Exposure to industry standard IC layout entry and physical verification tools
  • Knowledge of Skill programming language a benefit
  • Keen interest in improving layout methodology
  • Experience of Cadence Virtuoso is preferred.
  • High speed analog circuit layout experience a preference
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams, including remote design teams



Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

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