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Qualcomm Senior Physical Design Engineer in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Company:

Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm offers flexible work options tailored to our employee’s needs. These include a combination of work from home and working in our UK HQ in Cambridge.

Where you will be working

Cambridge, located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London, is a unique and beautiful city, renowned for its world-class university and the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it. Cambridge is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports

About Us

At our Cambridge site we are focused on pioneering IoT and automotive technologies, with engineering areas of excellence including, Analogue and Digital Design, Voice and Music (Hardware, Software, OEM Support, Innovation).

Cambridge is our largest office in the UK, with more than 600 team members including engineers, business strategists and support staff.

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

Employees in Cambridge have a strong sense of community. We are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Employee stock purchase scheme

  • Matching pension scheme

  • Education Assistance

  • Relocation and immigration support

  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Bicycle purchase scheme

  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree (or equivalent qualification) in maths/science/electronics

Qualcomm Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

Based in our Cambridge office as a key contributor on the implementation of mixed signal chips with a focus on digital place and route, clock tree design along with physical and timing closure.

In your role as a key contributor to the physical implementation you will have an understanding of the Place and Route of a digital block or chip and a working knowledge of low power design methodologies (e.g. UPF/CPF), and their impact on a physical implementation flow.

Successful candidates will have a track record in delivery of digital cores or chips through a final sign-off.

Key Responsibilities:

Key contributor for physical implementation.

  • Running place and route tools and achieving timing closure.

  • Building clock trees and feeding back design changes to improve physical results.

  • Building chip level floorplans including macro placements and padrings.

  • Helping support and develop tool flows.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of one or more of floor planning, place and route, clock tree design along or physical and timing closure.

  • Practical experience of the associated EDA tools.

  • Understanding of key scripting languages – particularly TCL.

  • Willing to work as part of a larger team and working to project milestones and deadlines.

  • Good team worker – acting as a mentor for the junior team members and working with the wider design teams to support their efforts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of at least one area of implementation from floor planning, place and route, clock tree design or physical and timing closure

  • Library and Macro preparations for place and route.

  • Proficient in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl, TCL)

  • Knowledge of Low Power Design methodologies – especially power gating.

  • Understanding of synthesis and test tools and their impact on the flow.

  • Use of bug-tracking and revision control systems

Educational Requirements:

  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in maths/science/electronics

Keywords:

STA, place and route, DRC,LVS,floorplanning,PNR,clock tree, timing closure, low power, physical design, layout,digital physical design, CTS

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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