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Senior CAD Engineer (XTOR STA / LIB CHAR )

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San Jose, CA, United States
Sep 25, 2020

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Job Description

Looking for somebody with a strong background in transistor-level STA (static timing analysis) and Liberty model characterization. The ideal candidate is comfortable with digital and analog IC design, is familiar with STA concepts and Liberty syntax, and has experience working with Lib characterization tools. Since this is a CAD role, ideally the candidate should also be comfortable with object-oriented programming and scripting languages like Perl or Python. Preferred to also have experience debugging circuit delays using spice simulation. Finally, the candidate should be able to communicate effectively in a cross-functional role, possess strong organizational skills, and have a strong sense of teamwork.

 

Job duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintaining Perl-based CAD wrapper flows for transistor-level STA analysis and Liberty characterization
  • Running daily or weekly regressions to identify tool/flow issues and qualify new tool releases
  • Providing tool/flow support to designers, helping them debug issues in their constraints or in their designs
  • Working with EDA tool vendors to drive bug-fixes and tool enhancements
  • Pioneering new CAD development on next-generation flows and tools related to STA and characterization

 

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Job Qualifications

 

MS with 2+ years of exp in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related equivalent

 

 

  • Background in STA analysis and/or Liberty model characterization
  • Background in both digital and analog IC design
  • Familiar with industry tools for transistor-level STA and Liberty characterization: NanoTime, Liberate, SiliconSmart
  • Familiar with industry simulation tools: HSPICE, FineSim, Spectre APS
  • Familiar with object-oriented programming and scripting languages: Perl, Python, C-shell, Tcl
  • Excellent communication skills; candidate should be open and proactive about seeking customer feedback
 
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