Life at EnSilica

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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.

EnSilica is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We measure our success by customer satisfaction and the quality of the solutions, services and designs we deliver. Our approach is to develop long-term relationships with our customers and encourage strong partnerships with our suppliers, while providing meaningful and challenging work for our staff in a friendly, professional working environment. The company is headquartered in Oxford, UK and has offices in India and Brazil.

What we Believe In

• Listen well and demonstrate humility
• Trust colleagues, assume good intent
• Collaborate across boundaries
• Seek out diverse thought and background
• Show empathy for others

Our Culture

EnSilica has the mindset for growing it’s operations and expanding the range of services and products it offers. This mindset is backed by a) a solid strategy for becoming a significant player in the global market of chip design & supply, and b) competent management that execute this strategy successfully. EnSilica also gives staff the opportunity to continuously grow their skills and competencies and keep them in the forefront of the silicon industry’s professional standards.

ChristosEnSilica Engineer

A good work culture is directly proportional to good productivity. At Ensilica, we have very healthy global work culture which brings out best of their capabilities and skills of an employee. Happy to be part of Ensilica family

NarasimhaEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica is a great place to work. The projects are diverse and challenging and the Engineering team’s are some of the best.

CraigEnSilica Engineer

For every good start in our career a very basic foundation should be strong ,inspite of getting all the theoretical knowledge from the college hands on experience/industrial knowledge is very important with a good MENTOR. I found the best ones at ENSILICA

KavyaEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica’s work culture is the opportunity and flexibility it gives me to learn and shape my career the way I imagine it to be. For me it’s the opportunity to diversify your knowledge and skill set, and grow within the company that stands out. There seems to be a genuine culture of wanting to support one another.

AlemEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica is a great place to work, Here we create a culture of innovation. We always feel appreciated , Motivated, and empowered

YuktiEnSilica Engineer

EnSilica is a great place to work. The culture is transparent, every employee is given a chance to be heard, with ample opportunities for those who want to build a career here. It is an organization with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach that distinguishes it from its competitors. EnSilica’s flexible approach to work is ideal for an excellent work life balance, so that I can spend time with my family and kids

GabrieleEnSilica Engineer

EnSilica always gives me an opportunity to learn by working with the right people and giving the freedom to express and be creative in problem solving.

ArunEnSilica Engineer

My induction was excellent – being mentored for the first few months with regular 1 2 1 sessions, so that I quickly understood company procedures and processes. I like to think I am fully integrated into the EnSilica family.

WayneEnSilica Engineer

I joined EnSilica as a fresh graduate out of university; over the last three years I have had support and mentoring from all of the friendly and highly knowledgeable team. EnSilica projects are always interesting, engaging and more than often – challenging (but that is where the fun is!).

JamesEnSilica Engineer

I joined EnSilica as a graduate engineer and have, since then, had invaluable opportunities to broaden my knowledge about the industry. The projects undertaken here are diverse and interesting and the senior engineers are approachable and always eager to answer questions. I look forward to my future at EnSilica and the many more things I am sure to learn working here.

OmotadeEnSilica Engineer

I really enjoy being part of a very knowledgeable and supportive team

KonstantinosEnSilica Engineer

Ensilica’ s support for employees’ ability to learn and translate that learning into action is commendable.

DivyaEnSilica Engineer

Work Life Balance

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Our Vision

  • To be our customers’ preferred ASIC supplier.
  • Through our flexibility, engineering excellence and quality focus, EnSilica strives to increase our customers’ competitiveness, through the use of custom ASICs.
  • To create a profitable, value creating company based on the design & supply of digital, analog and mixed signal IC’s.
  • To be considered a great company by our key stakeholders – customers, suppliers and staff.
  • To build value over the coming years that will deliver financial benefit to all staff through a stock-option scheme.

Our Values

  • To treat our employees and contract staff with dignity, respect and equality.
  • We understand the importance of diversity as a driver for innovation and success.
  • To recognise and reward the contributions and accomplishments of our employees.
  • To provide a dynamic and enjoyable working environment, where staff have the opportunity to work on varied, interesting and challenging projects.
  • To continually strive for improvement through training and learning.

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

Key Responsibilities

The candidate will have full ownership for the production development and production quality of a range of full custom Asic Products covering a range of market segments including Wireless and Automotive.

Ideal experience

  • Be familiar with all of the automotive NPI requirements such as PPAP, DFMEA, PFMEA etc.
  • Develop Product Yield Enhancement & Quality improvement methods as products ramp to production
  • Produce and maintain an ongoing and detailed yield analysis report for all production batches
  • Interface with suppliers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Review of customers and supplier specifications to ensure that customers needs will be met by the specified products
  • Ensure the smooth transition of products from early stage sampling to high volume production on time and within the quality and cost expectations of the company.
  • Interface with all relevant departments from R&D through sales and marketing to ensure product offering meet time and cost deadlines.

Required Skills

  • Qualified to Degree level or equivalent in Electronics or similar discipline.
  • Understanding of the principles behind Analogue and Digital Testing.
  • Knowledge of SPC & other semiconductor Yield Enhancement and analytical methods.
  • Understanding of IC manufacturing methods relating to process and packaging.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills..
  • Self-starter can work unsupervised.
  • 3 years+ relevant experience

Advantageous Skills

  • Experienced in testing Semiconductor devices using ATE or bench test equipment.
  • Understanding of package assembly technology
  • Understanding of common semiconductor qualification test methodologies
  • Understanding of common semiconductor reliability and quality standards and methods
  • Understanding of the Fabless business model
  • Understanding of ISO9000 or similar management systems.
  • Travel to customers and supplier sites in USA and Asia will be required

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record and 5-10 years experience in Design for Test (DFT) within digital 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 BIST implementation.

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

Key tasks / responsibilities :

  • Take full-flow ownership of all DFT, BIST, 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, BIST, 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 customers 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
  • Specific skills in DFT implementation:
    • Specification at the architecture level
    • Implementation using tool-based and hand-crafted methods
    • Integration of IP including CPU’s, Analog Macros, and IO PHYs
    • BIST and memory repair integration
    • Coverage analysis and improvement to meet targets
    • ATPG, as well as manual and semi-automatic TPG, including simulation-based methods
    • Implementation of at-speed test methodologies
    • DFT for power-managed designs
    • Generation of STA and scenario/mode constraints
  • Knowledge of the full Synopsys DFT tool suite would be advantageous, including DFT-Compiler, TetraMax, and PrimeTime.
  • 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
  • Strong and effective presentation skills, able to operate at multiple levels including senior management, both within and outside of EnSilica
  • Self motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Job Reference: ENS190201 -SoCDE : SoC DESIGN ENGINEER

Location : Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol or Wokingham Office  some working from home possible

The Role

As part of our ongoing expansion, 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.

Position : Senior/Principal Physical Design Engineer
Job Ref. : ENS-201027A

Location : Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol or Wokingham Office  some working from home possible

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 IC Physical Design (PD) using advanced digital ASIC development flows.

You will have a solid track-record and be familiar with the challenges of implementing complex ASIC/SoC designs from RTL to tapeout-ready GDSII, preferably in process nodes down towards 5nm.

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

Key responsibilities

  • Take full-flow ownership of all stages of the digital RTL-to-GDSII implementation flow for complex block-level or full-chip ASIC designs.
  • Work closely with our customers and other EnSilica teams to deliver projects on-time and to the required performance and quality levels.
  • Setup, run, and maintain EDA tool flows, as needed, for each stage of the development flow.
  • Follow EnSilica’s ISO Quality Management System requirements for implementation, reviews, and reporting.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of advanced ASIC implementation 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 Physical Design gained across several successful ASIC projects, and at process nodes down to ~7nm.
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently solve problems, working both independently and with support from colleagues, our suppliers, and our customers where needed.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with either Synopsys ICC1/2 or Cadence Innovus for block-level and/or full-chip physical design, preferably down to ~7nm FF.
  • RTL synthesis using Design Compiler or Genus, including DFT/scan-insertion.
  • Power-management implementation using UPF/CPF, including verification and power estimation.
  • Timing closure and STA, including constraint development and verification.
  • IR-drop/EM modelling, analysis and verification.
  • Setup, use, and verification of RC extraction flows.
  • Ability to setup, run, and debug DRC/LVS/ERC/DFM using at least one of the main EDA tool sets.

Desirable skills

  • Team leadership or technical management.
  • Experience in foundry tapeout.
  • ASIC package development and package/die co-design.
  • Foundry, Packaging, and IP supplier engagement and management.

Personal Skills

  • Ability to take full ownership of a task from initial assignment through to successful completion and sign-off
  • Quality-driven approach
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and adaptable
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Good team player

Location : Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol or Wokingham Office  some working from home possible

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

Location : Oxford, Sheffield, Bristol or Wokingham Office  some working from home possible

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

Job Title: Quality Manager
Location: Flexible
Contract Type: Full time permanent position – Normal working hours Monday to Friday 37.5 hours week – some flexibility will be required

Summary

We are seeking an experienced Quality Management professional to join an exciting fabless semiconductor company. This position will manage the company and supplier quality requirements and help maintain the existing ISO9001 QMS system. The role also requires monitoring and auditing of suppliers to ensure that our suppliers follow all international standards and certifications that we require of them. In addition, direct interface with customers including reviews of documentation and reporting of quality metrics is required.

Responsibilities

  • Processes and Procedures
    • Maintain suitable quality processes and procedures, for use with all internal and external partners under ISO9001 system.
    • Procedures should define how vendors and contractors and internal stakeholders will communicate with us on issues of quality, process control, change control, non-conformances and RMA.
  • Devise a series of metrics for monitoring the quality performance of EnSilica products, suppliers and internal departments report on these metrics monthly, e.g.
    • Foundry / subcontractor process performance data
    • Product performance data from production test
    • Supplier non-conformance
    • Corrective action reports on supplier / EnSilica internal
    • On-going quality and defectively improvement program
    • Internal auditing schedule and non-conformances
  • Establish our ‘green program with respects to Rohs / WEE and similar standards report, report progress monthly’s including supplier activity in this area.
  • Schedule / host / hold necessary customer / supplier / internal audits
  • Internal quality:
    • Maintain enhance the internal quality management system ensuring all departments adhere to their internal processes and procedures.
    • Establish internal and audit program for all departments.
  • Supplier quality – Supplier quality management ensures our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards ensuring EnSilica quality requirements are clearly communicated to key suppliers.
    • Monitoring key process / product performance indicators (CPI) for assembly & test and wafer fab vendors to make sure key processes are in control.
    • Following up on key quality issues to ensure suppliers provide adequate corrective and preventive actions and prevent recurrence.
  • Customer quality – Customer quality management ensures our products will strictly adhere to customers own specifications, again continuously looking for process improvements where possible. Achieve this by:
    • Reviewing and understanding of supplier individual requirements including special qualification and ongoing data reporting requirements.
    • Devise maintain and manage a speedy and robust RMA process including 24 hour responses when required.

Education / Key Skills / Experience

Essential

  • Good degree in Electronic Engineering or another relevant technical discipline.
  • Followed a technical career path in semiconductor or other technical manufacturing environment.
  • A good working knowledge of most internationally recognised quality and reliability standards such as IS09000, TS16949, AECQ100 etc.
  • A good working experience of IC or electronic manufacturing methods at process and assembly level.
  • Good knowledge of SPC and other semiconductor yield enhancement and analytical methods.
  • A good working knowledge of semiconductor F/A and reverse engineering techniques.

Desirable

  • Background in a semiconductor, electronics or medical devices or similar high tech industry would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working within an operations department with high time-dependant goals.
  • Previous experience planning and implementing ISO27000 would be an advantage.

Personality

  • A positive & ‘can do’ attitude to enthuse others.
  • Exhibit confidence and authority.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Maintain a positive outlook in a difficult situation.
  • Adopt an inclusive team based approach.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment.

Position Specifics

This role is flexible, some UK and international travel required.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in UK.

Position: Senior/Principal RF/mmWave Silicon Test & Applications Engineer
Type: Permanent
Job Ref: EN-004833-HR
Location: UK: Oxford HQ (Milton Park)

EnSilica is a leading fabless IC design house with a consistent record of financial growth and technical excellence since its formation in 2001.

Our experienced silicon teams are able to deliver complete digital, RF and analog mixed-signal ASICs for our customers – from specification through to GDSII tape-out and production silicon.

We also provide high quality IC design services and are specialists in custom RF, analog and mixed signal IP block generation.

Our impressive record of success has been achieved working with customers ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies.

The company is headquartered in the UK at Milton Park, Oxfordshire, with other UK offices in Wokingham, Sheffield, Cambridge and Bristol (Q3 22) and has international engineering offices in Bangalore, India and Porto Alegre, Brazil.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business

www.ensilica.com

The role:

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica are looking to strengthen our RF Analog and Mixed-Signal silicon evaluation and applications capability. We are looking for bright candidates who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for working in this vital part of our business.

Working attached to our Oxford office, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, and be engaged in test, characterization and evaluation of RF, mmWave, Analog and mixed-signal silicon products. The role is key in getting Silicon products qualified and to the necessary standard to meet specification and be fit for volume production, and assisting customer applications.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarized below:

Key tasks / responsibilities:

  • Working with silicon design engineers and other team members to plan and execute detailed bench level silicon test, characterisation and evaluation
  • Produce documentation/presentation of data gathered from test. To include recording, processing and interpretation of data as necessary
  • Work with product and production engineering in silicon operations to ensure smooth transfer of bench ATE to mass production test
  • Work on RF/mmWave silicon product applications work as required by the relevant business unit
  • Interface with marketing and engage in some customer facing activities, including writing application notes and customer support documents
  • Contribute to the smooth running of an electronics laboratory through planning and collaboration with colleagues

Key skills / Background:

  • Engineering degree in electronic engineering or equivalent qualification
  • >5 years professional industry experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of wireless, wired, or optical communications systems
  • Knowledge of RF circuits blocks functions and metrics; i.e. metrics for LNA, PA, mixers, modulators, oscillators, receivers, transmitters, phased-arrays etc.
  • Knowledge of RF/mmWave, analog, and mixed signal electronic test equipment (spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, ARBs, power supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, Logic Analysers etc.)
  • Experience in RF/mmWave, analog/mixed-signal silicon testing and characterisation
    • 1. Planning from design specification/datasheet
    • 2. Bench level testing including manual and ATE design and programming
    • 3. Compiling measurement and compliance reports
    • 4. Accurate, detailed and organised data entry and management
  • Experience of RF/mmWave silicon handover for production
  • Experience in writing RF/mmWave/Analog silicon device application notes
  • Knowledge of RF/mmWave electronic considerations; i.e. impedance matching, transmission lines, signal integrity, PCB materials and components
  • PCB schematic design experience for silicon evaluation and applications; ability to guide PCB layout suitable for high frequency operation
  • Programming skills ideally one or more of
    • 5. Bench level ATE programming (Python, Labview), C/C++, VBA
  • Problem solving and debug electronic bench skills
  • Practical electronics laboratory skills: prototyping, soldering etc.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT skills; Windows, MS Office, Linux, version control
  • Beneficial Experience:
    • 6. microcontrollers (i.e. Arduino, Nucleo, Raspberry Pi etc)
    • 7. software GUI development

Personal Skills

  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work under one’s own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Perseverance and tenacity to solve issues
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • 8. Sound technical presentation skill
    • 9. Good team player
    • 10. Adaptable

Position: RF, Analog, Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer
Type: Permanent
Job Ref: EN-017239-HR
Location: UK: Milton Park, Oxfordshire or Sheffield

EnSilica is a leading fabless IC design house with a consistent record of financial growth and technical excellence since its formation in 2001.

Our experienced silicon teams are able to deliver complete digital, RF and analog mixed-signal ASICs for our customers – from specification through to GDSII tape-out and production silicon.

We also provide high quality IC design services and are specialists in custom RF, analog and mixed signal IP block generation.

Our impressive record of success has been achieved working with customers ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies.

The company is headquartered in the UK at Milton Park, Oxfordshire, with other UK offices in Wokingham, Sheffield, Cambridge and Bristol (Q2 22) and has international engineering offices in Bangalore, India and Porto Alegre, Brazil.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business

www.ensilica.com

The role:

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica are looking to strengthen our 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 attached to our Oxford or Sheffield offices, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong academic record with a sound understanding of design principles, and experience of multiple analog or mixed-signal IP/ASIC/SoC developments from definition to production.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarized below:

Key tasks / responsibilities:

  • Detailed design and simulation of high accuracy analogue/mixed signal IC blocks – e.g. references, amplifiers, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, charge-pumps, switched or continuous time filters, DAC/ADC, LNA, PA, mixers, PLL blocks etc. – as well as the higher level integration of these circuits.
  • Full involvement in RF/analog/mixed-signal circuit design flow from definition and specification to silicon validation and production handover
  • IC design peer reviewing and team working
  • Top level IP/IC/SoC analogue/mixed-signal performance and functional verification
  • Planning and supervision of circuit physical implementation
  • Post layout simulation and analog/mixed-signal block integration sign-off
  • Definition and involvement in silicon evaluation and production test for analog/mixed signal blocks
  • Involvement with system design and modelling
  • Working with a multi-disciplined SoC design teams including digital, software, production, test and application engineers
  • Working with marketing and some customer facing activities

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 RFIC/Analogue/Mixed Signal schematic design and simulation in CMOS technologies
  • > 2 years of experience design in custom analog/mixed signal circuits, specifically in one or more the following areas:
    • 1. References
    • 2. Regulators
    • 3. Data converters
    • 4. Drivers
    • 5. DC-DC and power management building blocks
    • 6. Filters and amplifiers
    • 7. High voltage (positive/negative voltages) designs using BCD technology
    • 8. High speed serial interfaces
    • 9. Frequency synthesizer blocks
    • 10. RFIC blocks
  • Experience in IC layout and physical implementation
  • Demonstrable experience of an IC/SoC design cycle from definition, design and verification to tape out and silicon measurement
  • Experience in CAD tools specifically:
    • 11. Cadence Virtuoso Platform: Schematic, Explorer/Assembler, Spectre/MMSIM, LayoutXL
    • 12. Siemens/Mentor: Calibre xACT/xRC
    • 13. Linux, Version control (Cliosoft SoS/SVN), MS Office
  • Hands on knowledge of RF/Analogue/Mixed signal IC evaluation and test
  • Up to date on RF/AMS IC design techniques and design methodologies
  • Analog/mixed system modelling: e.g. SystemVerilog
  • System design, modelling or data analysis using Matlab, Octave, Excel
  • Knowledge or experience of DSP, Digital RTL, CMOS process/PDK development, RF/AMS IP delivery or RF/AMS production test would be beneficial

Personal Skills

  • Strong/Creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Perseverance and tenacity to solve issues
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • 14. Sound technical presentation skill
    • 15. Good team player
    • 16. Adaptable

Brazil Opportunities

Position : Senior Verification Engineer
Job Ref. : EN-210630
Location : Porto Alegre, Brazil

The role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica needs 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.

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

  • 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

We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, meal tickets, life assurance and share options scheme.

Position : Principal Verification Engineer
Job Ref. : EN-210630A
Location : Porto Alegre, Brazil

The role

As part of our ongoing expansion, EnSilica needs 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

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

  • 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

We offer a competitive salary, excellent working environment, matched contribution pension scheme, subsidised private healthcare scheme, meal tickets, life assurance and share options scheme.

Position : SoC Design Engineer
Job Ref. : EN-210630B
Location : Porto Alegre, Brazil

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 supporting 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

  • 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 debug 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, meal tickets, life assurance and share options scheme.

Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Type: Permanent
Start date: Immediate

EnSilica is a leading fabless supplier of complex mixed signal ASIC to OEMs and system houses with a consistent record of financial growth and technical excellence since its formation in 2001.

Our experienced silicon team are able to design and deliver complete digital, RF and mixed-signal ASIC to our international customers – from specification through to GDSII tape-out and production silicon.

We also provide high quality design services to supplement our own IC engineering team and are specialists in complex SoC and FPGA-based embedded systems, including hardware and embedded software development. The EnSilica portfolio of IP includes families of IP covering communications, encryption and radar accelerators.

Our impressive record of success has been achieved working with customers ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices in India and Brazil.

http://www.ensilica.com

[2] The role:

We are recruiting a Senior Software Engineer to join our embedded software team. The ideal candidate will be hands-on and experienced in Linux, RTOS or bare-metal development on Arm platforms. In addition to the pure software devices, he/she should have experience with products that include FPGA or ASIC modules. Experience with MPSoC devices would be an advantage.

Projects undertaken by EnSilica encompass a wide range of domains, hence it will be necessary to quickly gain a familiarity with whatever technology a project is based on. Recent examples of project domains include mobile telecoms, radar, IoT, network programming and USB. The tools and technologies are different for each project, but the following are common: GCC, GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain, GNU Make, CMake, Subversion, Jenkins.

Exposure to formal development processes, such as IEC 61050 or DO-178C, would be an advantage.

Reporting to the software team lead, on some projects you will be expected to work closely with multiple software and hardware engineers, while on other projects you might be the only software engineer. Balancing the demands of multiple simultaneous projects is common. Software at EnSilica is developed in accordance with the ISO9001 quality management system.

You will work alongside the ASIC design team and systems team for multi-disciplinary project planning and execution. You will provide support to members of the hardware team when they need to create or understand software.

[3] Key tasks & responsibilities:

  • Cross-platform embedded software development for bare-metal, RTOS and embedded Linux
  • Experience of writing robust and well documented code to a defined specification
  • Maintenance of software including defect investigation
  • Following and improving the internal software flow
  • Maintaining software development IT infrastructure

[4] Key skills / Background:

  • Embedded C and C++
  • Bare metal and device driver development
  • GNU ARM embedded toolchain and ecosystem
  • Build systems (CMake, GNU Make or SCons)
  • SVN or other version control systems
  • Silicon Design Validation
  • 1st or 2.1 Electronics, Physics or Computer Science from a Tier 1 University
  • 5+ years’ experience in industry

[5] Desirable Skills

  • Python
  • ASIC and FPGA EDA tools
  • System Verilog
  • Communication protocols (I2C, SPI and MODBUS)
  • Embedded RTOS experience/concurrent programming
  • Matlab or GNU Octave
  • Xilinx development boards

[6] Personal Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

Location: Porto Alegre
Type: Permanent
Start date: Immediate

EnSilica is a leading fabless supplier of complex mixed signal ASIC to OEMs and system houses with a consistent record of financial growth and technical excellence since its formation in 2001.

Our experienced silicon team are able to design and deliver complete digital, RF and mixed-signal ASIC to our international customers – from specification through to GDSII tape-out and production silicon.

We also provide high quality design services to supplement our own IC engineering team and are specialists in complex SoC and FPGA-based embedded systems, including hardware and embedded software development. The EnSilica portfolio of IP includes families of IP covering communications, encryption and radar accelerators.

Our impressive record of success has been achieved working with customers ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices in India and Brazil.

http://www.ensilica.com

[2] The role:

We are recruiting a Principal Software Engineer to join our embedded software team. The ideal candidate will take up a leading role in defining and implementing software solutions. He/she will be hands-on and experienced in Linux, RTOS or bare-metal development on Arm platforms. In addition to the pure software devices, he/she should have experience with products that include FPGA or ASIC modules. Experience with MPSoC devices would be an advantage.

Projects undertaken by EnSilica encompass a wide range of domains, hence it will be necessary to quickly gain a familiarity with whatever technology a project is based on. Recent examples of project domains include mobile telecoms, radar, IoT, network programming and USB. The tools and technologies are different for each project, but the following are common: GCC, GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain, make, CMake, Subversion, Jenkins.

Exposure to formal development processes, such as IEC 610508 or DO-178C, would be an advantage.

Reporting to the software team lead, on some projects you will be expected to work closely with multiple software and hardware engineers, while on other projects you might be the only software engineer. Balancing the demands of multiple simultaneous projects is common. Software at EnSilica is developed in accordance with the ISO9001 quality management system.

The ideal candidate will be the technical expert in the software team, helping junior software engineers develop their technical skills. You will work alongside the ASIC design team and systems team for multi-disciplinary project planning and execution. You will provide support to members of the hardware team when they need to create or understand software.

[3] Key tasks & responsibilities:

  • Cross-platform embedded software design and development for bare-metal, RTOS and embedded Linux
  • Experience of writing robust and well documented code to a defined specification
  • Leading responsibility for the development of software and being the technical expert
  • Providing technical support to software developers
  • Mentoring of junior engineers
  • Maintaining software development IT infrastructure
  • Following and improving the internal software flow

[4] Key skills / Background:

  • Excellent embedded C/C++ programming experience
  • Bare metal and device driver development
  • GNU ARM embedded toolchain and ecosystem
  • Build systems (CMake, GNU Make or SCons)
  • SVN or other version control systems
  • Silicon Design Validation
  • 1st or 2.1 Electronics, Physics or Computer Science from a Tier 1 University
  • 10+ years’ experience in industry

[5] Desirable Skills

  • Python
  • ASIC and FPGA EDA tools
  • System Verilog
  • Communications protocols (I2C, SPI and MODBUS)
  • Embedded RTOS experience/concurrent programming
  • Matlab or GNU Octave
  • Xilinx development boards

[6] Personal Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective presentation skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Take ownership of problems
  • Creative problem solving
  • Team player

India Opportunities

Job Reference: ENS 201217 : VERIFICATION ENGINEER (Bangalore, India)

Skill Set: ASIC Verification, System Verilog, UVM

Experience: 4- 12 years

No. of positions: Multiple

Background:

  • 4 to 12 years of experience in Verification with hands on in SV/UVM methodology
  • Code coverage and functional coverage is necessary
  • Experience in SoC /IP level Verification needed
  • Gate sim /Power aware verification is a plus

Desirable skills

  • Team leadership or technical management.
  • Cache coherency verification is plus
  • CPU verification is added advantage
  • Writing /debugging  C and assembly tests

Personal Skills

  • Ability to take full ownership.
  • Strong and effective presentation & problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and adaptable
  • Good team player

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

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

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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