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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Sr. Principal Application Engineer - Digital Implementation in San Jose, California

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

AE is expected to possess Synthesis (logical and physical - good to have), Place and Route (primary focus) , STA / SDC skills and experience in supporting tapeouts. Experience with low power design implementation and clock tree debugging is preferred. In addition, AE's are expected to be able to articulate design methodologies involving Cadence tools and be 'elevatortalk' proficient in the full Cadence tool portfolio. Development time will be spent gaining expertise in additional, or specialization tools, broadening focus from product emphasis to methodology, sharpening Account Management skills, and learning to leverage success . AE's support Account Managers to exceed quota; they also provide technical support to ensure customer success and satisfaction. AE's are expected to manage customer activities concurrently, and work with Account Managers and AE management to set their priorities. Sales support roles include product demonstrations, evaluations, and competitive benchmarking.

Position Requirements:

  • Design experience should include ASIC design using industry-standard hardware description languages (Verilog)

  • Experience in physical implementation of designs at 28nm and below, on actual tapeouts required. Mixed signal experience a plus.

  • Applications Engineer position with Cadence or Synopsys place and route tool knowledge (Physical Synthesis, PnR, CTS, Static Timing Analysis) experience and knowledge are required

  • Application Engineer position supporting RTL-to-GDS implementation flows using Innovus Digitial Implementation Platform

  • design knowledge and experience to large ASIC, mixed-signal and low-power designs

  • Needs to own and drive Technical sales campaigns. Take leadership role in the technical campaign and able to work with other AEs on team.

  • Support strategic customer evaluations/benchmarks on Cadence's P&R solutions to establish technology differentiation and assert Cadence competitive advantages. Multiplex several issues and set priorities and exploit new technologies are essential for success in the position

  • Drive best practices and lessons learnt from evaluations/benchmarks and customer interactions back in to product development and Cadence field engineers. Develop an understanding of the customer's needs and also of the competition's technology and sales strategies

  • Support regional customers and support major level customer (50% plus support) in the local region. May need some traveling.

  • Perform methodology assessments, improve existing design methodologies, and develop new ones that leverage Cadence technology and services.

  • Assists sales staff in assessing potential application of company product to meet customer needs and preparing detailed product specifications.

  • Create and conduct technical presentations and product demonstrations to customers

  • TCL/Perl Scripting will be expected to achieve quick Design Automation solutions for customer

Minimum Experience

Minimum experience required: BS/MS Electrical Engineer + 10+ years

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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.