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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Principal Solutions Engineer - AE in Austin, Texas

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

As a part of North American Field organization, we are looking for a principal solutions engineer with rich experience in SOC verification, validation and emulation. In this position you will be responsible for:

  • Directing, coordinating, implementing and planing the development and design of assigned SOC verification/emulation projects/programs

  • Interfacing with customers to understand their next generation SOC verification and emulation needs.

  • Good hands-on experience of creating test plans and benches, simulating and emulating SOC designs, preferable with CDNS tools suite

  • Work with Customer’s chip-architects, verification managers and engineers to understand what’s needed to induce confidence in them to use CDNS technology

  • Monitoring and analyzing the competition and driving competitive displacement activities expanding CDNS’s footprint

  • Making technical presentations and leading discussions internally as well with the customer

Position Requirements:


  • BS/MS Engineering or Computer Sciences with 10+ years of SOC verification/validation/emulation experience

  • Rich experience in designing / leading implement ion of complex SOC HW verification and HW/SW co-verification

  • Proven track record in handling high pressure competitive benchmark situations with C-level visibility

  • Expertise in problem-solving and inter-group coordination skills

  • Hands-on knowledge of writing complex uVM/System Verilog test benches

  • Hands-on knowledge of emulating complex SOCs for verification and HW/SW co-verification

  • Ability to lead field applications engineers and product engineers on any given high visibility time-critical project

  • Self driven, organized, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and track personal assignments and commitments through completion

  • Strong hands-on knowledge of CDNS verification technologies (Incisive/Palladium)

  • Build deep technical relationships within CDNS and at the customer base

  • Excellent communication skills


  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership and decision making; ability to influence product groups to ensure alignment and product success

  • An outside-the-box thinker with a proven track record

  • Multi-tasker, with good project management skills

NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION We offer a very aggressive financial compensation program, equity participation, and outstanding benefits and 401k programs. For more information on this and other Cadence opportunities, please contact Nathan Sanders of our Corporate Staffing Group by emailing your resume to nathans@cadence.com . All inquiries and responses are held in strictest confidence. Principals only, no agency or search referrals will be honored.

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Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. 
Our shared passion for solving the world’s toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence.

Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.