Serdes Layout Designer

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Position Title: SerDes IP Layout Designer
Locations: Bay Area, CA
Status: Full-time
About the Team:
In support of the high-demand from our customers, the Physical Design Group is expanding and recruiting new members in the area of High-Speed SerDes Layout. The focus of this team is to implement complex, high speed analog and some high-speed custom digital circuits for High-Speed Serial IO interfaces for SoC and ASIC applications. We partner with the top-tier SoC companies to implement designs from RTL to tapeout, on todays most complex process technologies, using the latest EDA tools and physical implementation methodologies.
About the Project:
As a member of the growing Next Generation Process Design and Layout team, the ideal candidate will have extensive experience with the layout of analog and high-speed custom analog/digital circuits for High Speed Serial IO Interface IPs to be used in SoC applications. Applicants must have several years of experience in this area and experience using the design tools associated with these tasks, preferably Cadence tools, as well as familiarity with current CMOS technology generations (22nm and below). Potential candidate has capacity to learning new tools, methodologies, and technology. Applicants must be good team players. Knowledge and/or experience with Serial Link applications is a significant plus.
Minimum Qualifications:
6+ years of custom layout design experience with a focus on analog and mixed signal designs
Deep Experience with layout in the Cadence Design Environment
Familiarity with Virtuoso XL
Experience must include floorplanning
Experience includes collateral generation (GDS, LEF), and able to run checking such as LVS & DRC, ERC, RV, etc.
Experienced with Electromigration and voltage drop analysis
Ability to recognize critical signal nets and reduce parasitics by proper floorplanning/placement
Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a tightly-coupled team are a must
Preferred Qualifications:
Work experience with FinFET-based technologies (Intel 22/14/10nm, TSMC 16FF, Samsung 14FF, or below) is highly preferred
Experience with Cadence Innovus or Synopsys ICC tools and flows is a plus
EE with an emphasis in analog circuit design is preferred
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering + 6 years experience
Associates, Electrical Engineering + 12 years experience
About Encore Semi
Encore Semi is a successful SoC Design and Software Engineering Services company headquartered in San Diego, California. We build Centers of Expertise (CoEs), engineering teams onsite, to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America (San Diego, Bay Area, Austin, Raleigh, Longmont, New York, Boston areas). Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software. We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.
Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies and tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners. Encore Semi Career Path & Encore Semi Full-time Benefits
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Serdes Layout Designer

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