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Senior Layout Engineer

159451
Cork, Ireland, Ireland
Dec 4, 2020

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Job Description

Description

The Serial Transceiver Group 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 7nm (FinFET) CMOS manufacturing processes. Layout is extremely challenging at these smaller process nodes. Project tasks will include layout of analog and digital circuits (some examples of circuits are CTLE, DFE, Multi-GHz PLL design for Rx & Tx serial solutions running up to 112+Gbps); There is also the opportunity to contribute to methodology initiatives to accelerate design layout.

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Job Requirements:

  • Experience of Advanced Layout techniques essential.
  • Experience of top level, block level floorplanning.
  • Knowledge of layout effects and best layout practices
  • Ability to understand Design Rules, minimization of parasitic effects, IR drop and Isolation techniques.
  • Experience of Matching / Interdigitation techniques essential.
  • 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
  • Knowledgeable user of industry standard IC layout tools
  • Experience of IC physical verification tools essential.
  • Knowledge of Skill programming language a benefit
  • Keen interest in improving layout methodology
  • Experience of Cadence Virtuoso 12.2 preferred.
  • High speed analog circuit layout experience a preference
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams, including remote design teams
  • Minimum education level/Experience: BS/BEng (Hons) + 7 yrs. layout experience
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