R&D Expert ASIC Engineer, Sr II in Kanata, ON

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Synopsys Inc   •  

Kanata, ON K2K 1A1

Industry: Information Technology


11 - 15 years

Posted 54 days ago

Job Purpose and Mandate:

This position of "R&D Expert Engineer" is an ASIC Design, Implementation and Verification Engineer with experience in both back-end and front-end ASIC development flows whose mandate is to provide targeted support to mixed-signal DDR PHY semiconductor IP customers. The targeted customer support will include both pre-Sales and post-Sales support. Activities of customer support include such tasks as IP integration and implementation, design debug, silicon bring-up, and silicon testing. When not actively supporting customers, the candidate will participate in design, verification, silicon testing, documentation, or other related tasks as may be assigned by the Manager. The successful candidate will exercise skills in a variety of areas including but not limited to RTL coding, test bench and test case development, linting, synthesis, STA, place & route, DRC/LVS, silicon debug, and documentation. The emphasis for the current opening is "Front-End" activities including RTL development and Behavioral/GLS Verification related to our DDR PHY products. Experience with DDR protocols is a definite asset but not mandatory. This position requires extensive interaction with customers, including periodic international travel to assist customers at their sites.


  • Interact with and, in some instances, visit customers.
  • Support DDR PHY integration, silicon bring-up, and silicon debug activities.
  • Participate in the generation of data books, application notes, and white papers.
  • Generate test benches and test cases.
  • Perform RTL and gate-level SDF-annotated simulations.
  • Perform constraint development and physical design activities.
  • May perform mixed-mode (digital + analog) simulations.
  • Assist test engineers with silicon evaluation.
  • Develop and execute functional test/verification plans.
  • Write synthesizable RTL code for circuit portions of integrated circuits.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the manager.


  • BSEE degree or Applied Science degree (or equivalent) with 10+ years of related experience.
  • Experience in ASIC RTL design and verification at the chip level and block level
  • Strong Verilog, system Verilog, PERL, and TCL skills
  • Strong synthesis and STA background
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge in silicon debugging
  • Previous knowledge in customer support
  • Must be able to travel periodically

Valid Through: 2019-10-18