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Senior Physical Design Engineer

Cork, Ireland, Ireland
Jun 6, 2018


Job Description


Senior Physical Design Engineer (Dublin or Cork - Ireland)


Xilinx are expanding their worldwide Physical Design team by creating new roles in the Cork and Dublin engineering teams. This is an exciting opportunity to come and contribute to the development of world class SerDes and RF DAC and ADC design activities taking place in Ireland. These Ireland based teams have won a number of prestigious industry innovation awards. These cutting-edge designs have also been presented at leading conferences and published in renowned technical journals.
Xilinx designs on leading edge 16nm and 7nm process nodes pushing the capabilities of the technology to the limits to continually improve product offerings. Xilinx utilises the latest CAD tools and methodologies to deliver on these latest nodes.  Candidates will work in a variety of disciplines related to the delivery of complex digital designs alongside an established Physical Design team based in Singapore.
Xilinx encourages employees to collaborate, learn and innovate to build on existing capabilities and explore solutions for future developments.


The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities

  • Develop and implement plans to synthesize, implement including Design-For-Test (DFT) and close timing on complex digital integrated circuits at the block, subsystem or device level (100K to 10M+ gates) which are coded in VHDL/Verilog.
  • Work with various design groups across different disciplines (Logic, Circuits, DFT & Layout) to meet timing closure, area, power, and performance requirements.
  • Design, implement and maintain synthesis, DFT and Static Timing Analysis scripts using best-in-class methodologies.
  • Analyze log and report files to ensure the tools are getting the required results and make adjustments to the scripts to get the required results within the scheduled milestones.
  • Communicate regularly with the project teams world-wide to resolve issues and to ensure meeting targeted goals and schedule.
  • Provide/propose new/enhance synthesis, DFT and STA flow and methodology to reduce the development TAT to meet product requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor/Masters Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering 
  • 6 - 12 years of relevant experience
  • Good experience and knowledge in design flow from Netlist to GDS, Floor Plan, Synthesis, route , STA, CTS, RC Extraction and correlation
  • Static timing analysis, power and noise analysis and back-end verification across multiple projects. 
  • Proficient with backend design EDA tools Synopsys (preferred) or Cadence
  • Experienced in Design-For-Test tools (Tetramax, DFT Advisor) & methodologies (Scan chains, ATPG, BIST, Fault models, Fault Coverage and generation).
  • Proficient in RTL design using verilog
  • Successfully track records of taping out complex SOC in 16nm and beyond.
  • Working knowledge of deep sub-micron routing issues as they relate to power and timing.
  • Strong scripting skills in Perl, TCL and Shell, particularly in synthesis & timing analysis
  • Self-motivated team worker, good verbal and written communication skills

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3DICs. Xilinx's all-programmable devices are designed into tens of thousands of products that improve the quality of the everyday lives of billions of people worldwide. For over 30 years, Xilinx has been behind some of the greatest advancements in technology and science - from the industry's first fabless semiconductor model to the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, to today's autonomous vehicles and hyperscale data centers. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software-defined, yet hardware optimized - enabling smart, connected and differentiated applications across technology's biggest megatrends, including Machine Learning, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT and Cloud Computing and more.

If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver ground-breaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.

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