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IC Design Automation Engineer

IC Design Automation Engineer
by Admin on 03-29-2022 at 2:01 pm

Website Agile Analog


Agile Analog is a VC funded start-up (30+ people) who are revolutionising the way Analog circuits are designed. Based in the stunning Milton Hall in Cambridge, we are growing quickly to become one of the world’s leading Analog IP companies. Using our innovative core technology, we are able to design analog circuits faster, to a higher quality, and on any silicon process. We are part of a dynamic market and we are disrupting methodologies that have been unchanged for generations.

As we embark on this journey of expansion, we are looking for an IC Design Automation Engineer to join our team to help revolutionise the way analog circuits are designed. You will be joining a highly experienced, proficient team of engineers and will need to be a good team player with a practical understanding of how to take engineering concepts to production.

As Analog IC Design Automation Engineer, you will have strong experience with the full analog design environment including process design kits (PDKs), EDA software environments and utilizing the Linux environment. You will also be skilled with scripting in such languages as Skill and/or Python or other languages. As an excellent communicator and working as a key technical expert in analog design automation, you will work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues across a range of disciplines, including software development and layout implementation, to develop the tools and infrastructure to automate the creation and verification of analog IP.

With an interest and enthusiasm to work on software and algorithms related to the physical world of semiconductors, there are many opportunities for you to apply your creativity and skills in automating IP design, enhance the productivity of designers and help change the industry.


  • A systematic approach to improving design efficiency and ensuring design quality safety
  • Proven industry experience in analog design automation for EDA tools from companies such as Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics
  • Proven industry experience with PDKs from multiple foundries such as TSMC, Global Foundries including environment setups, PDK configuration and model quality checks
  • Strong experience in behavioural circuit modelling
  • A rigorous approach to design verification, review and documentation
  • An understanding of the importance of good physical implementation, together with knowledge of parasitic degradation mechanisms
  • A can-do attitude with an enthusiastic team spirit
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Expert knowledge of Cadence and/or design tools and environment

Even better if you have:

  • FinFet and other deep-sub-micron CMOS process knowledge
  • Macro-level experience, including integration, physical verification and tape-out
  • Experience in analog design
  • Programming experience in Skill/Ocean, Python, C++ etc.
  • Team leadership experience

What we offer in return:

As well as the opportunity to really play a pivotal part in our success, :

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment
  • Flexible work hours to fit around your personal commitments
  • We consider individual requirements to work remotely with home set up assistance provided
  • Professional development and professional society membership
  • Company share options
  • 25 days’ annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Company pension scheme (with a salary sacrifice option)
  • Private health insurance (including optical and dental cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free wellbeing and health services

If the above role matches your experience, skills and motivations then we would love to hear from you.

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