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

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.

Sr. Test Engineer | Location UK: Flexible | ENS190211-01

Job Reference: ENS190211-01 -SRTEN: Sr. Test Engineer

Location: Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK

The Role

We seek an experienced Semiconductor test or Test development engineer to join an exciting fabless semiconductor company. This position will report to the Director of Operations.

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

Design and debug of test hardware and software for highly parallel production testing solutions. For use in a range a of mixed signal semiconductors at both wafer probe and final test.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Commission of production test solutions in collaboration with 3rd party test houses
  • Create the necessary documents to manage this process
  • Act as Consultant to the design teams to advise on testability and test structures which need to be designed in house
  • Coordinate DFT system design for wafer probe and packaged silicon
  • Implement appropriate analysis tools and monitor test results
  • Proactively identify and recommend ways to enhance test yield, collaborate with team members to implement enhancements
  • Develop good working relationships with manufacturing partners.
  • Travel to customers and supplier sites in USA and Asia will be required

Ideal Experience

  • A strong track record in the development of ATE test programs for high volume semiconductor application preferably with experience of testing analog and RF functions.
  • Proven record of delivering complex test solutions to production using subcontractors, Hands-On individual and confident in dealing with 3rd party sub contractors Appreciation of differing ATE platforms and multisite testing

Key skills / Background

  • Qualified to Degree level or equivalent in Electronics or similar discipline.
  • Experienced in testing Semiconductor devices using ATE or bench test equipment.
  • Understanding of the principles behind Analogue and Digital Testing.
  • Knowledge of SPC & other semiconductor Yield Enhancement and analytical methods.
  • Thorough Understanding of IC test methods including RF and mixed signal
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter can work unsupervised.
  • 3 years+ relevant experience

Beneficial Skills

  • 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.

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. Product Engineer | Location UK: Flexible | ENS190211-02

Job Reference: ENS190211-02 -SRPRE: Sr. Product Engineer

Location: Oxford / Cambridge / Wokingham, UK

The Role

We seek an experienced Semiconductor Product or Product development engineer to join an exciting fabless semiconductor company. This position will report to the Director of Operations

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.

The key responsibilities and experience are summarised below:

Key Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute qualification and reliability programs for a range of new products to recognised industry standards such as Jedec or AECQ100
  • Develop and document for ISO9000 most of the procedures required to run product engineering in a fabless company.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Be confident in dealing with face to face both with customers and suppliers.

Key skills / Background

  • 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

Beneficial 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

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/WiFi/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/WiFi/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

Head of IT / Senior Linux Administrator | Wokingham, UK | ENS-180608

The Role

This role offers great opportunities for an experienced Linux administrator who has the passion and skills to drive the technical roadmap of our IT systems and implement a high performance, robust and secure IT system to support our IC development activities, as well as general business requirements.

The ideal candidate will probably come from a consulting background or as part of a Linux group within a larger organisation and is now ready to take on this key leadership position in a company where you can really make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical responsibility for the design and implementation of a robust, scalable IT infrastructure (based on Linux) to support both our current business and future growth plans. This is driven by understanding the IT requirements from the different engineering teams, feeding these into the technical planning process through to ‘hands-on’ involvement in the roll-out of system updates.
  • To manage the IT group, to ensure efficient delivery of key business objectives and strategies
  • Responsible for all telecom, broadband and communication across the company.
  • Overall responsibility for Disaster Recovery, IT security and corresponding compliance programs (ISO9001/ISO27001)
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving / trouble shooting
  • Incident management
  • Budget management
  • The role is based in the company’s HQ in Wokingham with occasional travel to offices in Oxford and Bristol.

Primary Skills Required

  • Linux (RHEL, CentOS)
  • Storage (SAN, LVM, NFS, Samba, AutoFS)
  • Network (FortiNet, HPE Procurve/Aruba/3com, IPsec, Basic L2/L3, management/monitoring)
  • Authentication/Authorization (Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, SSH, SASL, 2FA)
  • Virtualization (KVM, oVirt)
  • Compliance (ISO9001, ISO27001)
  • Development (SVN, GIT, Jenkins, ALM)
  • Provisioning of new workstation equipment and server/compute farm infrastructure.
  • Management (Support, Budget, Strategy)

Desirable Skills Required

  • Knowledge of EDA development tools (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor) used in IC development
  • Grid computing and job scheduling
  • Scripting (Perl, Python, Bash and Ruby)

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

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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