Analog EDA Support Engineer

Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48302

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Job Description

REMOTE opportunity: Analog EDA/CAD support engineer


Keysight is seeking an Analog EDA/CAD support engineer to work with its analog mixed-signal design team using advanced CMOS and SiGe technologies in Santa Clara, CA.  This can be a remote position.


Keysight is seeking an Analog EDA/CAD engineer to work with a mixed-signal design team performing research and development of advanced CMOS and SiGe ASICs in Santa Clara, CA.  You will be involved with all phases of tool flow, including foundry interface, PDK installation and support, tool evaluation and installation, layout, design archive and tapeout.  You must be able to collaborate with the engineering team to develop, debug, and implement new custom flows and methodologies to support the mixed signal design team doing high speed and high power design.  Tasks will include design team support, local PDK adaptation and tool development, and collaboration within Keysight for foundry interface, licensing, and PDK installation.


Responsibilities

•    Install, customize, and support foundry PDKs for CMOS and SiGe processes.
•    Install and support the CAD environment for the IC Design team, based on vendor tools and technology PDKs, for custom IC layout, verification, and simulation.
•    Work with the design team members to develop, enhance and debug tools and design flows, both vendor supplied and custom tools and methods developed locally.  
•    This can be an applicant’s new invention, but is frequently originally developed by a team member, and can be streamlined for wider use by the team, or the task is a commercial tool customization to overcome with limited standard PDK support.   
•    Execute and support layout efforts including tapeout and archive processes
•    Manage the distributed compute and tools environment

Job Qualifications

To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following skills
•    Fluency with analog EDA front end and back end tools
•    Proven experience in Cadence Virtuoso, ADE
•    Skilled in Mentor Calibre and Synopsis Star-RCX
•    Cadence SKILL programming ability
•    Experience supporting or performing mixed-signal/analog circuit design and layout.
•    Effective programming skills in languages like: Perl, Python, and Unix Shell.
•    Demonstrated experience modifying tools and flows to adapt them to improve layout efficiency and/or circuit simulation outcomes.
•    Proven ability to collaborate with remote team members.
•    BSEE and 5 years experience, or equivalent.
•    Based on Export control/ITAR regulations, chosen candidate must be a “US Person”, which includes US Citizen, US National, or a US Permanent Resident with an issued green card

 

A strong candidate will also have:
•    Ability to be in the office in Santa Clara three days a week or less frequent visits on site, but for longer periods 
•    Experience supporting or performing high-speed design
•    Hands-on PDK development experience
•    Familiarity with tools commonly used by this team:
     o    Analog simulation tools like Spectre and ADS
     o    ICManage archiving and perforce
     o    EMIR analysis tools like TOTEM
     o    Transmission line modelling and implementation 
     o    Sun Grid Engine server farm management
•    Demonstrated ability to manage vendor support
•    Background in Linux/Unix system administration
•    Supported or developed a mixed mode design flow for simulation with behavioral Verilog in QuestaSim or NCSim
•    Experience with a digital tool flow such as Synopsys Design Compiler or Cadence Encounter
•    Additional programming skills (C / C++)

 

This position may be remote, with willingness to be on site as needed 

 

Job Function

R&D

 

Shift:

Day Job

Schedule:

Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable

 

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

 

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Job ID : 48302 

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