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Design Flow Development (PDCAD Automation/EDA), Qualcomm, Cork, Ireland

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Job Title Design Flow Development (PDCAD Automation/EDA), Qualcomm, Cork, Ireland
Jobid 1963686
Location: Cork, IRL
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Job Title
Design Flow Development (PDCAD Automation/EDA), Qualcomm, Cork, Ireland

Post Date

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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Job Area
Engineering - Hardware

Ireland - Cork

Job Overview
Qualcomm Technologies Inc (QTI) is the world leader in wireless ICs powering the majority of 4G & next generation devices, is the largest fabless semiconductor in the world, and is consistently ranked near the top of Fortunes list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Qualcomms Design Flow Development team defines and enables the RTL to GDSII implementation flows for variety of advanced low power and high performance SOCs, enabling state-of-the-art mobile chipsets from Qualcomm.

The Design Flow Development team is looking for outstanding engineers with experience in Physical Design for High performance and/or lower power cores and aptitude for debug design issues and enable seamless quality of tools and flows.

The candidate will drive best-in-class RTL to GDSII flows qualification for >1billion device SOCs in 10nm and smaller FinFET technologies. If you have expertise in these areas and are excited by driving leading edge semiconductor technologies to real life, this is the opportunity for you.


The engineer will be responsible for quality and verification for advanced implementation technologies and flows for Synthesis, Place and Route and sign-off for Mega SoCs with unique challenges driven by Low power architecture of Qualcomm designs.

+ Enable rollout of robust design flows, identify areas for flow improvement, coordinate implementations of improvements.

+ The engineer will develop automation and reference flows, must have background in automation/EDA.

+ Develop and qualify flows optimized for Area, performance and power QoR

+ Provide tool support and issue debugging services to design teams.

+ Participating in project proposal development including key milestones and deliverables

+ Execute and deliver project goals in a timely manner

+ Resolve issues in all phases of development to assure smooth project execution

+ Conduct regular project technical review with internal and external collaborating teams on specific projects driven by the timing team.

Minimum Qualifications
+ Experience in leading HM / full-chip synthesis, Constraints, Timing closure & Physical Design activities.

+ Proficient in Synopsys, Cadence SOC implementation and sign-off flows.

+ Background in automation/software flows development is must. EDA background prefered.

+ The engineer must have hands-on expertise in P&R for block and top level integration

+ Must be expert in atleast one P&R tool suite from Synopsys or Cadence.

+ Strong CAD automation using: Python, Tcl/Tk, PERL, HTML, C++.

+ Proficient in UNIXAdditional expertise in one or more of the following areas:

+ STA tool and timing closure methodologies

+ Developing and implementing timing ECOs including affect on congestion/routing/power

+ Power grid, clock tree, and low-power reduction implementation methods

+ Signal integrity and timing closure issues such as OCV/AOCV/Statistical Timing

+ Floorplanning, Placement, CTS, P&R

+ Physical Verification, Conformal Low Power (CLP), IR drop analysis, Formal Verification

+ Knowledge of low power flow (power gating, multi-Vt flow, power supply management etc.)

+ Circuit level comprehension of time critical paths in the design

+ Understanding of deep sub-micron design problems and solutions (leakage power, signal integrity, DFM)Required Competencies:

+ Analytical Skills - The ability to collect information and identify fundamental patterns/trends in data. This includes the ability to gather, integrate, and interpret information from several sources.

+ Building Trusting Relationships - The ability to build trusting, collaborative relationships and rapport with different types of people and businesses. This includes delivering on commitments and maintaining confidential information, as well as being approachable, showing interest in the other person, and relating well to people regardless of personality or background.

+ Communication - The ability to convey information clearly and accurately, as well as choosing the most effective method of delivery (e.g., email, phone, face-to-face). This includes using a technically sound communication style both verbally and in writing.

+ Creating the New and Different - The ability to be creative. This includes the ability to produce breakthrough ideas, being a visionary, managing innovation, seeing multiple futures, having broad interests and knowledge, and gaining support in order to translate new ideas into solutions. This also includes the ability to plan and implement unconventional ideas and speculate about alternative futures without all of the data.

+ Decision Making - The ability to make quick, accurate decisions. This includes the ability to weigh alternatives and take into account the impact of the decisions on people, equipment, or other resources.

+ Getting Work Done - The ability to be organized, resourceful, and planful. This includes the ability to leverage multiple resources to get things done and lay out tasks in sufficient detail. This also includes the ability to get things done with fewer resources and in less time, and foresee and plan around obstacles.

+ Programming - Knowledge of programming and associated programming languages. This includes major features and capabilities, and system management tools related to programming. This also includes the ability to identify resources for troubleshooting related issues or questions.

+ Scripting - Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python) and tools. This includes basic concepts, major features and capabilities, and system management tools related to scripting. This also includes the ability to identify resources for addressing or answering scripting-related issues or questions.

+ CAD Engineering - The ability to develop and apply Computer Aided Design (CAD) software engineering methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of technical problems

Preferred Qualifications
+ 4+ years CAD experience, EDA experience, or related work experience.

+ 2+ years experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

+ 2+ years experience with scripting and automation environments.

+ 2+ years experience with hardware design software such as layout, verification, schematic, timing tools.

+ 1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above).

+ Work independently and with multi site teams in the areas of RTL to GDSII implementation

+ Good communication skill and personal skills in a multi-disciplinary, fast pace engineering environment

+ Qualcomm will consider all levels of seniority assuming relevant academic experience.

Education Requirements
Required: Bachelor's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering and/or Information Technology or equivalent experience

Preferred: Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.

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