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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Principal Application Engineer - Synthesis, DFT, RTL Power in San Jose, California

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

  • Demonstrated skills at understanding customer needs and identifying solutions to their challenges with Cadence digital design tools

  • Exposure to digital IC design and experience in applying solutions in the RTL-GDSII digital space

  • Demonstrated ability in customer tool debug and usage issues (on-site and remote)

  • Past direct experience with either CDNS or equivalent competitive digital design tools

  • Outstanding oral communication skills to deliver customer and marketing presentations, product updates, etc.

  • Close collaboration with R&D on issues using established protocols

  • Communicate with customers on issue workarounds and new tool fixes

  • Participate in customer benchmark activities and pre-release code bashing with DSG products

  • On-site customer “office hours,” when local, is a MUST-HAVE

  • Local Travel required (up to 75%) The candidate must have demonstrated experience in several of the following areas:

  • RTL Synthesis/Physical Synthesis

  • Design constraint creation (SDC) & debug

  • Static timing analysis, Power Analysis (Static, Dynamic, Leakage)

  • Timing optimization, in logical and physical mode

  • Low power implementation with knowledge of UPF/CPF

  • CAD flow develop/debug/optimize

  • Scripting experience with: TCL, PERL

    • The candidate will have broad knowledge experience in the physical design process of modern SOCs (28nm or below).
  • The candidate will possess a self-starter mindset with an established track record of complex problem solving in SOC physical design.

  • The candidate should possess excellent communication skills and be adept at working with both customer engineers/mgmt. as well as Cadence team members.

  • Minimum BS-EE plus 7+ year’s experience or MS-EE plus 5+ year’s experience

We’re doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can’t.

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.