Careers

EnSilica is all about the people we employ; people who not only have immense engineering talent, but the drive and enthusiasm to apply it across a diverse range of challenging projects.

If you currently work in ASIC development and are ready to take your next career step then please send us your details. We are always looking for the brightest and best engineers in the country – people who can really make a difference.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Please note that EnSilica does not accept unsolicited CVs or sales calls. Agencies should, therefore, not contact us on a speculative basis.

UK Opportunities

Linux/ IT Administrator | Wokingham, UK | ENS200220

Position : Linux / IT Administrator
Job Ref. : ENS-200220
Location : Wokingham

Established in 2001 EnSilica is a semiconductor company based in Wokingham with global customers. We undertake silicon chip design and supply for our customers, requiring a high performance, robust and secure IT system to support the EDA tools used in the development flow, as well as general business requirements.

As a dynamic SME with ~100 staff across a number of offices, this role offers great opportunities for an ambitious Linux / IT administrator who has the passion and hands-on skills to address a wide-range of technical challenges.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years hands-on experience in an IT support role with knowledge of both Linux and Windows administration. This could also suit a graduate that has completed an industry placement.

Primary Skills

  • Linux (RHEL, CentOS) and Windows – EnSilica operate a mixed OS environment
  • Storage (SAN, LVM, NFS, Samba, AutoFS)
  • Network (DNS, Firewall and IP networking, IPsec, Basic L2/L3, management/monitoring)
  • Authentication/Authorization (Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, SSH, SASL, 2FA)
  • Virtualization (KVM, oVirt)
  • Provisioning of new workstation equipment and server/compute farm infrastructure.
  • Monitoring of key system parameters and pro-active response to maintain high availability

Desirable skills

  • Help desk systems
  • 2nd / 3rd line support experience
  • Development tools (SVN, GIT, Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of backup and disaster recovery
  • Scripting (Perl, Python, Bash and Ruby)
  • Knowledge of cyber security (including Cyber Essentials+) would be advantageous

Key responsibilities

  • Support and maintenance of our IT infrastructure to provide a high availability service to our staff
  • Technical contributor to the ongoing enhancement of the IT infrastructure.
  • Support for all telecom, broadband and communication across the company
  • Involvement in formulating and implementing IT security and Disaster Recovery
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving / trouble shooting
  • Incident management
  • The role is based in the company’s HQ in Wokingham with occasional travel to our offices in Oxford and Cambridge.

Career Development

  • EnSilica offer a competitive salary + benefits along with the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic company, where you will have ample opportunity to develop your IT career and your contribution will make a real difference to our future success.
  • EnSilica will provide both on-the job training and opportunities to gain industry recognised training and certification.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Sales Manager UK/Europe | Flexible, UK | ENS-200130A

Job Reference: ENS-200130A – Sales Manager UK/Europe

Location: Flexible (Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK)

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic Sales Manager to support our custom integrated circuit (IC) design and supply business. The candidate must have experience in value selling for technology solutions such as FPGAs, ASICs or software and other technologies requiring customisation and an associated NRE.

Established in 2001 EnSilica is a fabless semiconductor company based in Wokingham with offices in Abingdon, Cambridge and Bangalore. We supply global OEMs with custom mixed signal and digital ASICs. The role presents the opportunity for the successful candidate to help build a global semiconductor business in what promises to be one of the most exciting periods of growth.

A success candidate will be able to build a relationship of trust with the customer, asking the right questions to qualify opportunities. You need to use your commercial and selling skills with the support of a world-class engineering team to deliver high value design wins.

You will report to the Business Development Director.

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Work with customers directly or with our distribution, sales representatives to identify suitable ASIC customer, understanding their requirements and project development cycle.
  • Work with the business Development Director and technical team to qualify leads and once qualified work as a team to build a technical and commercial proposal for an ASIC based solution.
  • Ability to report on the status of opportunities you and our sales partners have active, identifying dependencies, actions and predicting likely closer dates.
  • Ability to distill the sales data from the CRM into near and long term sales forecasts.
  • Account and relationship management, building a relationship of trust and openness with the customer.
  • Promoting EnSilica capabilities as a long-term ASIC partner who will exceed their expectations over many projects.
  • To drive and expand our network of distribution, sales representatives and technology partners to deliver new business

Background

The successful candidate will most likely be from electronic components sales, ASIC or other technology products, have a science or engineering qualification. They will have a track record of successful relationship development and closing high value, high-tech contracts.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidized private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

Senior/Principal Design-For-Test (DFT) Engineer | Wokingham, UK | ENS190701

Job Reference: ENS190701 – Senior/Principal Design-For-Test (DFT) Engineer

Location: Wokingham, UK

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica need to strengthen our ASIC Implementation team. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record and 5-10 years experience in Design for Test (DFT) within digital and mixed-signal ASIC/SoC development.

You will be familiar with the challenges of architecting, specifying, and implementing DFT within complex ASIC/SoC designs, most of which include power management, memories, and Analog IP elements such as PLLs, ADC/DAC, and SerDes PHY’s. You will also have experience with automatic and manual test-pattern generation flows, fault coverage analysis, and MBIST implementation.

The candidate should have customer and supplier-facing experience and excellent communication skills.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Take full-flow ownership of all DFT, MBIST, and test-pattern generation for complex digital and mixed-signal ASIC designs on an as-needed basis to meet customer project requirements.
  • Provide Test-related consultancy to customers both in the pre-sales and implementation stages.
  • Setup, run, and maintain EDA tool flows relating to DFT, MBIST, and test pattern generation.
  • Work closely alongside the EnSilica Front-end and Back-end teams to implement and verify DFT at all stages in the development flow.
  • Take responsibility for setting and meeting customer’s fault-coverage expectations and requirements.
  • Be the primary interface between EnSilica and any back-end service companies that may be sub-contracted to develop hardware or test programs.
  • Generate test specification documentation, as required, for delivery to sub-contractors providing test services.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of ASIC Test methodology and best-practice to ensure that EnSilica’s expertise and services are always current and appropriate for each customer project.

Key skills / Background

  • 1st or 2.1 Electronics, Physics or relevant subject from a Tier 1 group University
  • 5-10 years experience in industry with a strong track record in DFT gained across several successful ASIC projects, and ideally at process nodes down to and including 16FF
  • Specific skills in DFT implementation:
    o Specification at the architecture level
    o Implementation using tool-based and hand-crafted methods
    o Integration of IP including CPU’s, Analog Macros, and IO PHYs
    o MBIST and memory repair integration
    o Coverage analysis and improvement to meet targets
    o ATPG, as well as manual and semi-automatic TPG, including simulation-based methods
    o Implementation of at-speed test methodologies
    o DFT for power-managed designs
    o Generation of STA and scenario/mode constraint
  • Knowledge of the full Synopsys or Mentor Tessent DFT tool kit(s) would be advantageous, including the use of LEQ, simulators, and STA tools for verification.
  • Working knowledge of the complete SoC design flow and associated tools and methodologies to deliver working silicon
  • Experience of RTL and gate-level simulation as applied to DFT verification
  • VHDL/Verilog coding skills
  • Experience working with test service providers is desirable, including test hardware specification, test program specification, test program bring-up and debug, yield analysis and enhancement

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

SoC Design Engineer | Cambridge, UK | ENS190201

Job Reference: ENS190201 -SoCDE : SoC DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Cambridge , UK

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion within the Cambridge office, EnSilica are looking to strengthen our front-end digital design team, by recruiting a principal level SoC Design Engineer. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong academic record with a sound understanding of SoC design principles, and 10+ years’ experience in digital or mixed-signal SoC development.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Take high level requirements and write chip or block level micro-architecture specifications.
  • Ability to undertake die-sizing, power estimation, technology selection etc to define an optimal solution for a given IC development.
  • Comfortable working with external suppliers (foundries, IP vendors, EDA companies) and proven experience in building strong relationships with the end customer and support the EnSilica sales team in developing winning proposals.
  • Strong hands-on experience in RTL coding of modules, sub-system or full-chip (primarily Verilog or SystemVerilog)
  • Selection and integration of 3rd party IP into a SoC design
  • Ability to lead a digital team on a SoC project – mentoring and reviewing the work of colleagues and ensuring that code quality is at the highest level and consistent with coding guidelines and applicable quality processes.
  • Chip level integration and liaising with implementation and physical design staff to ensure that the RTL code is optimised and aligned with the requirements of the back-end team.

Key skills / Background

  • Good Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering or related discipline.
  • Extensive experience as a digital designer or digital lead in a number design of turn-key SoC developments, ideally across a range of application areas.
  • A good understanding of the complete SoC flow from specification through to tape-out, validation and test.
  • Good working knowledge of verification techniques and methodologies and proven ability to de-bug issues in a structured and timely way.
  • Low power design expertise

Beneficial Skills

  • Experience of designing for automotive or safety critical applications would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of DFT techniques and the impact on the RTL design
  • VHDL coding knowledge
  • Analog design knowledge or experience of working on mixed-signal SoC developments.
  • Experience of FPGA design and associated tools

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

Analog Mixed-Signal Design Engineer | Location UK: Flexible | ENS180220- 01

Job Reference: ENS180220-01 -ANMXDE : ANALOG MIXED-SIGNAL DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica need to strengthen our RF, Analogue and mixed-signal IC design team. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business.

Working from our Oxford office (Wokingham or Cambridge office is possible), the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong academic record with a sound understanding of design principles, and 3 to 10 years’ experience in analogue or mixed-signal ASIC/SoC development or have recently been awarded a PhD in a related IC design subject.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Detailed design and simulation of high accuracy analogue/mixed signal IC blocks – e.g. references, amplifiers, filters, DAC/ADC, sensor interfaces, power management, synthesizers building blocks, high voltage driver and sense circuits etc. – as well as the higher-level integration of these blocks.
  • Full involvement in circuit design flow from definition and specification to production/IP delivery
  • IC design peer reviewing
  • Top level IC/SoC analogue/mixed-signal performance and functional verification
  • Supervision of circuit physical implementation
  • Involvement with system design and modelling
  • Involvement in silicon evaluation and test
  • Working with a multi-disciplined SoC design teams: including digital, software, production, test and application engineers.
  • Working with marketing and customers

Key skills / Background

  • Good bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering or related discipline, relevant Analogue/Mixed-Signal IC design MSc or PhD preferred
  • Experience in Analogue/Mixed Signal schematic design in CMOS. Low power or high voltage expertise preferred.
  • > 3 years of experience design in analogue/mixed signal circuits, specifically in one or more the following areas:
    o Data converters
    o Synthesizer building blocks and oscillators
    o Filters and amplifiers o High speed serial interfaces
    o Power management building blocks in low voltage deep submicron CMOS: DC-DC convertors, regulators, references etc.
    o High voltage drivers and sensing circuits in BCD technologies
  • Experience in custom IC layout and physical implementation
  • Demonstrable experience of full IC/SoC design cycle from definition to volume production;
    o Ideally in custom ASIC products in industrial or automotive applications or standardised products meeting requirements such as NFC, HDMI, USB etc.
  • Experienced in CAD tools:
    o Cadence Virtuoso Platform: RF, analogue and AMS simulation, ADE-XL/Explorer/Assembler, Spectre/SpectreRF/AMS. Layout XL
    o Mentor AFS & Calibre PeX
    o Linux, version control/SVN, Office
  • System design and modelling: Matlab, Octave
  • Hands on knowledge of Analogue/Mixed signal IC evaluation and test
  • Up to date on AMS IC design techniques and methodologies

Beneficial Skills

  • Knowledge or experience in Analogue/Mixed signal IP delivery, instrumentation signal processing, DSP, CMOS process/PDK development, production test
  • Experience in RFIC design in silicon technologies
  • Experience in EM simulation & mmWave IC circuit design in silicon technologies

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

RF/mmWave IC Design Engineer | Location UK: Flexible | ENS180220-02

Job Reference: ENS180220-02-RFDEN:  RF/mmWAVE IC DESIGN ENGINEER

Location: Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica need to strengthen our mmWave, RF, Analogue and mixed-signal IC design team. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business.

Working from our Oxford office (Wokingham or Cambridge office is possible), the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong academic record with a sound understanding of design principles, and 3 to 10 years’ experience in analogue or mixed-signal ASIC/SoC development or have recently been awarded a PhD in a related IC design subject.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Detailed design and simulation of high accuracy mmWave/RF/analogue IC blocks – e.g. LNAs, PAs, Mixers/Modulators, amplifiers, filters, synthesizers building blocks etc. – as well as the higher-level integration of these blocks.
  • Full involvement in circuit design flow from definition and specification to production/IP delivery
  • IC design peer reviewing
  • Top level IC/SoC RF/analogue/mixed-signal performance and functional verification
  • EM simulation at silicon IC and/or PCB level
  • Supervision of circuit physical implementation
  • Involvement with system design and modelling
  • Involvement in silicon evaluation and test
  • Working with a multi-disciplined SoC design teams: including digital, software, production, test and application engineers.
  • Working with marketing and customers

Key skills / Background

  • Good bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering or related discipline, relevant Analogue/Mixed-Signal IC design MSc or PhD preferred
  • Experience in RF and mmWave IC schematic design in silicon technologies i.e. CMOS, SiGe, SOI.
  • > 3 years of experience silicon design in RF/mmWave/analogue signal circuits, specifically in one or more the following areas at frequencies from 1 to 100GHz:
    o Receivers; LNAs, mixers
    o Transmitters; PAs, modulators
    o Synthesizer building blocks and oscillators
    o Switches, combiners & splitters
    o Phase-shifters
    o Filters and amplifier
  • Experience in custom IC layout and physical implementation
  • Demonstrable experience of full IC/SoC design cycle from definition to volume production;
    o i.e. ASIC/SoC wireless products for Bluetooth/Zigbee/Wi-Fi/WiMax, GSM/3G/LTE/5G, SatComs, GPS, Radar applications, NFC
  • Experienced in CAD tools:
    o Cadence Virtuoso Platform: RF, analogue and AMS simulation, ADE-XL/Explorer/Assembler, Spectre/SpectreRF/AMS, Layout XL.
    o Mentor AFS, Calibre PeX
    o EM simulation (HFSS, Keysight Momentum or similar)
    o Linux, version control/SVN, Office
  • System design and modelling: Matlab, Octave
  • Hands on knowledge of RF/Analogue/Mixed signal IC evaluation and test
  • Up to date on RF & mmWave IC design techniques and methodologies

Beneficial Skills

  • Knowledge or experience in RF/mmWave IP delivery, Digital assist signal processing (IQ correction, DC correction, DPD, VCO calibration etc.), DSP, CMOS process/PDK development, production test
  • Experience in Phased Array implementations
  • Experience in Analog/Mixed Signal design

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

Sr. RF / Analog / Mixed-Signal Systems Engineer | Location UK: Flexible | ENS190124-01

Job Reference: ENS190124-01-SRRFANMSE:  SR. RF / ANALOG / MIXED-SIGNAL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Location: Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK

The Role

EnSilica is a leading ASIC turnkey solution provider in automotive, industrial and consumer markets. A vacancy is available for a Senior RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal Systems Engineer, specialising in developing the company’s pioneering wireless and analogue SoC devices.

We are looking for a self-motivated experienced engineer who will take a lead role in system design for cutting-edge wireless communications and analogue/mixed signal processing solutions. The system architectures should enable implementation of highly integrated SoC devices which achieve the optimum balance of power, size and performance.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Derivation of SoC/ASIC device specifications from relevant customer and market requirements and/or technical standards.
  • Detailed top level design and simulation of wireless communications or analogue signal processing systems including RF, analogue & digital baseband and digital processing subsystems.
  • Development of detailed specifications for both RF/Analogue and digital hardware blocks as well as firmware/software modules in the system.
  • Involvement in SoC design flow from definition and specification to production
  • Peer review of SoC circuit and system designs
  • Top level SoC performance and functional verification
  • Involvement in silicon evaluation and test
  • Working with a multi-disciplined SoC design team: including RF, analogue, digital, software, production, test and application engineers.
  • Working with customers & technical Marketing

Key skills / Background

  • Good Bachelors’ Degree in Electronic Engineering or related discipline, relevant MSc or PhD preferred
  • More than 5 years’ experience in design, simulation and verification of RF/analogue/mixed signal systems and architectures, specifically in at least one of the following areas:
  • Wireless communication systems
    o RF transceiver architectures
    o Digital receiver baseband systems including ADCs, demodulators, offset correction algorithms etc.
    o Digital transmitter baseband systems including DACs, modulators, DPD etc.
    o Digital Signal Processing applied to digital modulation schemes
  • Analog instrumentation systems
    o Sensor data collection systems
    o Signal processing in analogue and digital domains
    o Data fusion and algorithm development
    o Closed loop systems including sensor conditioning
  • Experience in system level simulation & modelling, i.e. using Matlab/Octave/Python or similar
  • Demonstrable experience of full IC/SoC design cycle from definition to volume production; Ideally in at least one of the following wireless standards:
    o Cellular/3G/LTE/5G, Satellite/GPS, Radar Applications, Bluetooth/Zigbee/Wi-Fi/WiMax, DAB/DVB/FM, Automotive or industrial sensor SoC
  • Adaptable with strong problem-solving skills
  • Good team working, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Beneficial Skills

  • MIMO or beam forming system experience
  • Familiarity with mmWave/RFIC/Analogue/Mixed Signal schematic & layout design in CMOS
  • Familiarity with Verilog / VHDL digital hardware design
  • Familiarity with IC Design CAD tools (Cadence Virtuoso, Mentor Questa) for system simulation and verification
  • Experience in wireless or analogue ASIC/SoC products
  • Software design
  • Technical leadership and mentoring experienc

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, life assurance and share options scheme.

IC Project Manager | Wokingham / Oxford, UK | ENS181017

Established in 2001 EnSilica is a semiconductor company headquartered in Wokingham with another UK office in Oxford. EnSilica is a leading fabless design house focused on complete turn-key chip and systems design, development and supply. The company has world-class expertise in supplying digital, analog and mixed signal IC’s to its global customers in the consumer, communications, industrial and automotive markets. The role presents the opportunity for the successful candidate to help build a global semiconductor business, in what promises to be one of the most exciting periods of growth in the industry.

We are seeking an IC Project Manager to support our integrated circuit design and supply business. The candidate must have a proven track record of seeing silicon products from concept through to mass production. Experience working on automotive or safety critical projects would be advantageous.

Primary Responsibilities

  • To proactively manage custom SoC development programs from specification through to mass production, working with multi-discipline and multi-site teams to leverage the full resources of the company in the most efficient and effective way to deliver the project.
  • Responsibility for ensuring project objectives are delivered within the planned costs and timescales to fully meet the customers’ expectations and deliver the expected profitability. This includes strong management of design changes that could impact the development budget and schedule.
  • Providing clear status reporting both internally and to customers on progress against the planned milestones.
  • Support pre-sales activities – working with the sales team to plan and cost new opportunities, including liaising with external IP suppliers and technology providers to deliver a winning proposal.
  • Contribute to processes and quality systems improvement relating to the design and supply of silicon products building on EnSilica’s current ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems.

Key skills / Background

  • The successful candidate will have a track record of managing multi-disciplined SoC projects and engineering teams covering digital, analog and mixed-signal design, verification, physical implementation, silicon validation, embedded software and hardware.
  • Display leadership when needed to influence and drive the project team forward, knowing that the projects will be challenging and demanding, but able to identify and resolve issues quickly and gain the respect and support of the team.
  • Experience in the automotive sector or delivery of safety critical designs would be particularly interesting, as EnSilica develop our business in these areas.
  • The ability to efficiently manage your time and proactively drive multiple projects over multiple locations will be key success factor.
  • Reporting to the Director of Projects you will be given the opportunity to take ownership for key projects and make a real contribution to the strategic objectives of the company.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Principal Verification Engineer | Wokingham, UK | ENS160308A

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica need to strengthen our verification team. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business

With 10+ years experience in industry you will relish the opportunity of working on a diverse range of projects that will both challenge and develop your verification skills.

You will have an excellent understanding of different methodologies, but particularly SystemVerilog and UVM. Faced with a new project, you will have the ability to quickly assimilate the verification challenge and help define an effective (and pragmatic) verification strategy and gain the support of the end-customer for the chosen approach. You understand the importance of monitoring key metrics to assess progress and predict the end-point for the verification process.

As you rapidly build your verification skills through engagement on a broad range of projects you will have the opportunity to take on the role of verification lead, with responsibility for architecting the test environment and driving the other team members to deliver the agreed solution.

Ideally you will be familiar with both Mentor Questa and Cadence Incisive tools.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarized below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Verification specialist working on customer and internal projects – including as the verification lead.
  • Provide high-class verification support to a wide range of projects using a range of advanced verification techniques including constrained random, coverage driven, assertion-based and formal methods.
  • As a verification lead you would also be responsible for the development of a comprehensive verification strategy and plan, along with the architecting and development of the complete test environment.
  • Active participation in the verification community to drive the introduction of new and effective techniques within our business – to help solve the verification challenges faced by our customers.
  • To support business development by working with potential customers to understand their verification requirements and develop innovative technical solutions to achieve new design wins.
  • Close working with our customers to build a strong relationship that results in repeat business.

Key Skills / Background

  • 1st or 2.1 Electronics, Physics or Computer Science from a Tier 1 group University
  • 10+ years experience in industry working on a variety of verification projects
  • Extensive knowledge of verification methodologies particularly UVM and SystemVerilog
  • Familiarity with constrained random verification methodologies, code coverage analysis and running regression tests
  • Expert in the planning and implementation of verification infrastructures, test benches, models, assertions and functional tests in Verilog and SystemVerilog.
  • Experience as verification lead on at least one project.
  • Strong VHDL/Verilog RTL

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Senior Verification Engineer | Wokingham, UK | ENS160308B

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica need to strengthen our verification team. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business

With 5-10 years experience in industry you will relish the opportunity of working on a diverse range of projects that will both challenge and develop your verification skills.

You will have a good understanding of different methodologies, but particularly SystemVerilog and UVM. Faced with a new project, you will have the ability to quickly assimilate the verification challenge and help define an effective (and pragmatic) verification strategy and gain the support of the end-customer for the chosen approach. You understand the importance of monitoring key metrics to assess progress and predict the end-point for the verification process.

As you rapidly build your verification skills through engagement on a broad range of projects you will have the opportunity to take on the role of verification lead, with responsibility for architecting the test environment and driving the other team members to deliver the agreed solution.

Ideally you will be familiar with both Mentor Questa and Cadence Incisive tools.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarized below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Verification specialist working on customer and internal projects – sometimes as the verification lead.
  • Provide high-class verification support to a wide range of projects using a range of advanced verification techniques including constrained random, coverage driven, assertion-based and formal methods.
  • As a verification lead you would also be responsible for the development of a comprehensive verification strategy and plan, along with the architecting and development of the complete test environment.
  • Active participation in the verification community to drive the introduction of new and effective techniques within our business – to help solve the verification challenges faced by our customers.
  • Close working with our customers to build a strong relationship that results in repeat business.

Key skills / Background

  • 1st or 2.1 Electronics, Physics or Computer Science from a Tier 1 group University
  • 5-10 years experience in industry working on a variety of verification projects
  • Extensive knowledge of verification methodologies particularly UVM and SystemVerilog
  • Strong experience in the specification and implementation of verification infrastructures, test benches, models, assertions and functional tests in Verilog and SystemVerilog
  • Familiarity with constrained random verification methodologies, code coverage analysis and running regression tests
  • Strong VHDL/Verilog RTL

Personal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

India Opportunities

Validation Engineer | Bangalore,India | ENS200420A

Job Reference: ENS200420A : Validation Engineer (Bangalore, India)

Experience: 8- 10 years

Role:

The candidate will be responsible for developing embedded test software, automation and debug tools for Aurix micro controllers. He/She will be responsible for one or more functional areas and contribute to software development for MC D organization for automotive

Responsibilities:

  • Development of Post-Silicon validation collateral & methodologies
  • Writing validation tests and execute by simulating and/or running on Silicon
  • Candidates will need to debug failing tests, then work with designers and architects to resolve issues
  • Successful candidates can anticipate failure modes, and write test content to stress the design and identify bugs
  • Candidate will analyze coverage gaps and develop strategies to fill coverage holes
  • The quality of the design and the final product is directly proportional to the quality of the design validation work.
  • Strong discipline and attention to detail in ensuring effective and high quality validation that minimizes bug escapes to customers or higher levels of validation

Key Skills:

  • Experience in the area of SoC / Microprocessor / Microcontroller / Embedded Systems verification, validation and customer support
  • Exposure to validation of IP modules / SoC subsystems / Interfaces such as Reset / Clock / CAN / SPI / LIN / UART / on-chip debug IPs etc.
  • Experience with building Embedded Software Applications
  • Knowledge about communication protocols is a must.
  • Must have proven debug skills with exposure to different debug tools
  • Hands-on experience in C, assembly, Perl / Python / Shell scripting is a must
  • Working knowledge of UNIX, Windows and embedded operating system
  • Experience in silicon validation using functional and requirement based validation methodologies
  • Familiarity with Pre-Si verification methodology, Post-Si validation concepts, test plans, post-Si validation environment, validation test case writing & debug with the required instruments, tools and environment
  • Working knowledge on emulation / simulation / Perspec would be an added advantage
  • Experience in using lab equipment’s such as Oscilloscopes, Protocol Analysers/Exercisers, Mid-bus Probes, Logic Analysers, JTAG based debuggers such as PLS, Lauterbach etc.
  • Technical abilities demonstrated through Ideas conceived & deployed

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Verification Engineer | Bangalore,India | ENS200420B

Job Reference: ENS200420B : Verification Engineer (Bangalore, India)

Role:

Good understanding of different methodologies, but particularly System Verilog and UVM. Faced with a new project, you will have the ability to quickly assimilate the verification challenge and help define an effective (and pragmatic) verification strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Verification specialist working on projects as the verification engineer.
  • Provide high-class verification support to a wide range of projects using a range of advanced verification techniques including constrained random, coverage driven, assertion-based and formal methods.
  • As a verification engineer you would also be responsible for the development of a comprehensive verification strategy and plan, along with the architecting and development of the complete test environment.
  • Active participation in the verification community to drive the introduction of new and effective techniques– to help solve the verification challenges faced in the projects.

Key Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering or related discipline.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in UVM based verification
  • Strong knowledge in UVM and System Verilog in must
  • Strong protocol knowledge and expertise on USB2.0 serial interface
  • Deep understanding of USB2.0 Phy and interoperability/compliance issues
  • Working with Mentor QVIP based Verification environment or any other commercial VIP based verification environment.

Personal skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

FPGA Design Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS190314

Job Reference: ENS190314-FPGADE : FPGA DESIGN ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: FPGA Design, Synopsys Synplify, Xilinx Vivado, ISE

Experience: 5+ years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • B.S. or M.S. EE/CS/CE with 5+ years working in the semiconductor industry.
  • 3+ years of FPGA experience including implementation, synthesis, timing closure.
  • Proficiency in Verilog, VHDL and System Verilog.
  • Proficiency in Synopsys Synplify, Xilinx Vivado, ISE
  • Hands on with FPGA debug methodologies, such as ChipScope.
  • Experience building, running and debugging SoC system on emulation platforms (Zebu, Palladium or Veloce)
  • Hands on experience with lab debug equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
  • Strong scripting skills in Perl/Python.
  • Detail oriented individual with good interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in Verification methodologies such OVM, UVM, test bench design and implementation
  • Knowledge of high-speed interfaces including PCIe, HMC/HBM, SATA, Ethernet, DDR3/4.
  • Knowledge of devices including SPI, IIC, SD, NAND/NOR Flash.
  • Knowledge of multi-core coherent processors and processor-based verification.

Role:

  • You will be a valued member of the Platform Engineering team.
  • You will implement and validate FPGA prototypes of AI and ML IP. This position requires a wide range of skills, and extraordinary problem solving ability.
  • The role includes RTL design, verification, FPGA partitioning and implementation, and lab based bring up of the AI and ML IP designs.
  • Responsible for ownership of emulation of a block/subsystem on emulation platforms (Zebu, Palladium or Veloce)
  • You will work with design, software and verification teams to validate and debug the FPGA prototypes of IP designs.

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Analog Layout Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS190102

Job Reference: ENS190102-ANLYEN : ANALOG LAYOUT ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: CMOS Analog/Mixed Signal IC Layout

Experience: 3 to 6 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • Designing IC Layout of Complex Analog and Mixed Signal Designs like SerDes, PLL, DPLL, Sense Amplifier, Op-Amp, LDO, BIAS. BGR, ADC, Oscillators, Power Management IC’s, GPIO/Special IO’s
  • ESD and IO Layout Experience is Plus.
  • Should be Experienced in DMOS, SiGe BCD and CMOS technology in nodes 250nm, 350nm, 180nm 90nm, 45nm 28nm, 16FF, and 7FF is plus
  • Experienced in Using Industry leading EDA tools like Cadence, Calibre, RedHawk and etc..
  • Should have experience in automation with Skill, Python and Perl Programming.

Role:

  • Candidate will work on Analog mixed-signal IC Layout with responsibilities ranging from small cell layout design to Big Module IC layout Development like comparators, charge pumps, op-amps, power stages, linear regulators, ADC’s and etc.
  • Candidate will take a assignment from the Project-Lead/Designer and should understand the requirements and finish the high quality layout in time
  • Candidate should possess strong DRC/LVS debugging skills.
  • Knowledge of differnet matching techniques, floor planning, power planning, and signal integrity is a must.
  • Candidate should possess strong DRC/LVS debugging skills

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Processor Verification Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS190102A

Job Reference: ENS190102A-PRVEN : PROCESSOR VERIFICATION ENGINEER/LEAD (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: ARM/MIPS/ Verification, System Verilog, UVM

Experience: 4- 15 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • 4 to 15 years of experience in ARM/MIPS/ x86 processor based verification environment.
  • System Verilog based test environment development experience.
  • Work experience in Coverage driven verification using UVM methodology.
  • Experience with Design Verification/validation best practices such as Test Plan development, Testbench development and measurable execution thereof.
  • Familiar with Microprocessor and/or SoC Architecture and micro Architecture, preferably ARM/MIPS/x86 processor based systems
  • Familiar with instruction driven verification of processors based on Assembler or C/C++
  • Familiar with SoC/ASIC integration flow and architectures
  • Familiar with AMBA protocols, AXI, ACE, CHI, APB, AHB
  • Languages: C/C++, Assembler, Perl
  • Experience of ARM/MIPS/x86 based System Designs, Knowledge of CPU and hierarchical memory system

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Senior FPGA Validation Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS180911A

Job Reference: ENS180911A-SRFPVE : SENIOR FPGA VALIDATION ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: FPGA implementation and validation of digital IP’s, Working on FPGA based Test Environment set-up.

Experience: 4+ years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • 4+ years’ experience in FPGA based IP Module development and verification
  • Experience in IP validation using FPGA based verification/Validation environment
  • Good experience in programming languages such as Verilog, VHDL, C/C++, Perl/Python
  • Experience in the area of validation of IP modules such as Port, DIO, PWM, ICU, OCU etc
  • Familiarity with coverage concepts, test plans, post-Si validation environment, automation, and test writing/debug
  • Experience in using lab equipment’s such as Oscilloscopes, Protocol Analyzers/Exercisers, Mid-bus Probes, Logic Analyzers, JTAG based Debuggers etc.

Role:

  • Own and lead one or more functional area of microcontroller for FPGA based digital IP development and verification
  • Collect requirement on FPGA based test environment and stimulus generation using FPGA based IPs
  • Comprehend multi-core challenges and plan ahead to mitigate risks
  • Ramp on Tri-Core and peripheral devices as well as interface bus on the Tri-Board
  • Technical owner of the assigned work area
  • Ramp and own one or more digital IP’s from the context of FPGA development of the corresponding IP’s
  • Contribute to set-up the FPGA based Automation Environment

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

ASIC Design Engineer / Lead | Bangalore, India | ENS170908A

Job Reference: ENS170908-ASICDE : ASIC DESIGN ENGINEER/ LEAD (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: ASIC Design, RTL Coding

Experience: 5 -15 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • MSEE + minimum 5 years of relevant experience doing digital standard cell based IC design using Verilog, synthesis tools, timing analysis and physical verification tools.
  • Experience with mixed signal systems is a must
  • Design for testability, scan insertion, scan vector generation
  • Familiarity with Cadence and Synopsys design tools
  • Debugging ICs and associated evaluation systems in a lab environment
  • Experience architecting and implementing DSP functions such as filters and modulators is a plus
  • Experience architecting complex devices in deep submicron technologies is a plus
  • Experience with UVM and System Verilog is a plus

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Post Silicon Validation Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS170908D

Job Reference: ENS170908D-PSVLE : POST SILICON VALIDATION ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: Post silicon validation, electrical/ PVT/bench characterization

Experience: 4- 9 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • Must have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in Silicon validation using functional and requirement based validation methodologies
  • Good experience in programming languages such as C/C++, Assembly, Perl / Shell scripting, etc.
  • Experience in the area of validation of IP modules such as CAN, LIN, USB, Ethernet, etc. is a plus
  • Familiarity with coverage concepts, test plans, post-Si validation environment, automation, and test writing/debug
  • Experience in using lab equipments such as Oscilloscopes, Protocol Analyzers/Exercisers, Mid-bus Probes, Logic Analyzers, JTAG based Debuggers etc.
  • Working knowledge of UNIX, Windows and embedded operating system
  • Exposure to test development on system simulators and emulators is an advantage
  • Experience in working with cross-site organisations is a must

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Verification Engineer | Banglore,India | ENS170908F

Job Reference: ENS170908F-VE : VERIFICATION ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: ASIC Verification, System Verilog, UVM

Experience: 3- 7 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • 3 to 7 years of experience in Verification with hands on in SV/UVM methodology
  • Experience in protocols – USB/Can needed
  • Experience in SoC /IP level Verification needed
  • Gate sim /Power aware verification is a plus

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Senior Verification Engineer/Lead | Banglore,India | ENS170908G

Job Reference: ENS170908G-SRVEL : SENIOR VERIFICATION ENGINEER/LEAD (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: ASIC Verification, System Verilog, UVM

Experience: 7- 15 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • 7+ years of experience in Verification with hands on in SV/UVM methodology
  • Experience in protocols – USB/Can needed
  • Experience in SoC /IP level Verification needed
  • Gate sim /Power aware verification is a plus

Personal skills :

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

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