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Senior RTL to GDS Principal Application Engineer

Senior RTL to GDS Principal Application Engineer
by Admin on 06-20-2024 at 2:00 pm

  • Full Time
  • US

Website Cadence

We are excited to welcome highly talented hardware designers and application engineers to join our Cadence North America Field Applications Team. Working at Cadence means working alongside the industry’s brightest people and innovating for the most advanced companies in the world. Through Cadence’s Electronic Design Automation (EDA) products, we’ve worked with a wide range of customers, from helping build the world’s most powerful supercomputer to innovating in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to Cadence customers in the areas of Backend Digital Design Implementation and Signoff including Place and Route, Design Closure, and timing/power signoff
  • Guide customers on how to best utilize Cadence technologies to achieve their design goals and meet project schedules
  • Conduct technical presentations and product demonstrations
  • Drive technical evaluations/benchmarks to success
  • Work closely with R&D to enhance the tools and methodologies to meet and exceed customer’s requirements
  • Drive adoption and proliferation of Cadence tools and technologies
  • Amend and augment the flow as needed using Tcl and/or other programming skills to meet objectives and improve results/flows
  • Capture best practices and lessons learned from current evaluations/benchmarks and utilize to improve efficiency and success rate in next engagements

Job Requirements


  • BS degree Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical, Engineering, or related field
  • 8+ years of design/EDA experience
  • Strong knowledge in Digital Design Fundamentals, Semiconductor fundamentals, and Static Timing Analysis is required
  • Prior experience with IC digital implementation flows and backend EDA tools including Place and Route, IR Drop, backend design timing and power closure
  • Experience with advanced nodes 10nm and below
  • Experience in scripting languages such as Tcl/Perl/Python is a must
  • Strong customer-facing communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strong personal drive for continuous learning and expanding professional skill sets
  • Strong verbal, written, and customer communication skills


  • MS degree Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical, Engineering, or related field
  • Prior experience with IC digital implementation flows and font-end EDA tools including Synthesis, DFT, and Logical Equivalence Checking
  • Prior experience with Cadence tools such as Genus, Innovus, Conformal, Tempus, Modus, and/or Voltus is highly desired
  • Experience with advanced nodes 5nm and below

The annual salary range for San Jose, CA is $ 120,400 to $223,600. You may also be eligible to receive incentive compensation: bonus, equity, and benefits. Sales positions generally offer a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. Please note that the salary range is a guideline and compensation may vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location. Our benefits programs include: paid vacation and paid holidays, 401(k) plan with employer match, employee stock purchase plan, a variety of medical, dental and vision plan options, and more.

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To view the job application please visit cadence.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.

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