• Silicon Engineering
  • Bristol

Job Description
You will be involved in a small team developing semiconductor devices, from architecture down through RTL and then working closely with back-end designers, both inside and outside the company. We have vacancies for people ranging from graduates through to several decades of experience.

The essential requirements are:

  • Experience of SoC design.
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve complex SoC design problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a team with minimum supervision.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Good communication skills.

In addition, candidates must have hands-on experience of some of the following. We aim to cover all these areas within the team, but not within one person.

  • Architectural specification of complex digital chips.
  • Working with external IP and IP suppliers.
  • Working with external design houses.
  • Verification.
  • Buses (AXi3, 4, APB, etc) and Networks on Chip.
  • Integration of complex DSP and scalar processors.
  • Memory hierarchies.
  • RTL design (we will primarily use Verilog).
  • Top-level chip integration, including high-speed SerDes, pad-ring design.
  • Test methodologies (using JTAG, scan, memory BIST).
  • DDR interfaces, PCIe, Ethernet and other SerDes-based communications.
  • Knowledge of wireless systems (eg: 3GPP, WiFi).
  • EDA tool flows and scripting (eg: in Python).
  • C and/or C++ and/or System C.
  • Embedded software, RTOS, Linux.
  • Synthesis.
  • Place and route.
  • Timing analysis and timing closure.
  • Chip bring-up, silicon and system debug.

To apply for this job email your CV and covering letter to recruitment-en@picocom.atlassian.net