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Staff Design Engineer

Staff Design Engineer
by Admin on 01-30-2023 at 3:13 pm


We are looking for an experienced staff design engineer to join our innovative, growing company. You’ll be a member of our brilliant engineering team, contributing to the design of new cutting-edge products. The main purpose of the RTL design role is to design IP for customer specific applications. To be successful in this position, you will need to be a proactive problem solver as it is very common for our customers to ask us to develop IP blocks that differentiate the SoC we are developing from any other.

What you will be doing

  • Specifying, micro-architecting, implementing and performing design verification of complex RTL IP blocks
  • You’ll be involved in the complete IP development cycle, from the customer’s initial concepts, through to providing support for back-end layout and silicon validation
  • You’ll work closely with the SoC architect to ensure designs meet the project requirements and interface correctly with the rest of the SoC
  • You’ll communicate with, influence and support design, verification, physical design, silicon validation, production test and product engineering
  • Coaching junior designers and supporting them in all the domains of a design activities including but not limited to coding, rules and clock-crossing domain checking, debug, synthesis, DFT, links to backend (floor planning)
  • Driving creative, dynamic projects with little guidance and have the ability to work independently
  • Solving problems of moderate complexity maintaining a high quality in your work
  • Interacting and collaborating with the more experienced team members to resolve challenging problems
  • Contributing to technical white papers
  • You may contribute to sales support as part of a team

What you will bring


  • A degree/masters or PhD in relevant subject
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experienceOne or more of the following skills: :
  • IP design, implementation, and verification
  • RTL synthesis
  • Performance analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Knowledge of multiple sub function(s)
  • Be able to apply judgment in interpreting results and conduct quantitative analysis


  • Video processing
  • AXI protocols
  • Digital IP protocols
  • Security architecture
  • IPXACT experience
  • Advanced knowledge of a single sub-function OR thorough knowledge of multiple sub-functions
  • Tcl, Perl and or Python, SystemC,
  • HDL coding – VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog
  • System design knowledge – clock domain management, reset schemes and power management
  • Design for Test
  • Design checking – Lint, CDC
  • Power intent– UPF and or CPF
  • Synthesis and constraints generation
  • SoC level verification – HW/SW co-verification, multi-mode simulation, Gate-level simulation
  • Database Management
  • Perl, Python, Java, Tcl, IP-XACT

Who you are

  • An excellent leader with great communication, organisation and time management skills
  • A strong problem solver who is able to embrace new challenges and work under pressure
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to respond to changing priorities quickly
  • You are self-motivated and proactive in your approach
  • Passionate about all things technology and digital design
  • You’re able to work under own initiative as well as in a collaborative team

Where you will work

For many people, their image of Morocco is based on black and white Hollywood movies. The reality is different, particularly in Rabat where our Moroccan office is located. This modern city sits where the Bouregreg River meets to warm Atlantic Ocean with many fantastic beaches. Small wonder that the Rabat office is high on the list for Sondrel staff to visit and even relocate to!

Why Sondrel

At Sondrel we are encouraged to think differently, take on innovate and challenging projects and we’re trusted to make independent decisions to progress our own careers in the way that we want. We pride ourselves on being specialists in what we do, collaborative in our approach and we’re hugely passionate about driving the technology for SoC design.

We have teams across the globe which means there is opportunity for both domestic and international travel and the chance to network with some of the most highly skilled and knowledgeable engineers in the industry. Sondrel allows you to enjoy your work by having an autonomous environment built on trust, dependability and integrity as well as having a hybrid work environment catered to individual needs.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for bright individuals who are proactive in what they do, enjoy a challenge and have a desire for continuous learning experiences because, at Sondrel, no two days are ever the same.

What you get

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus
  • 19 days annual holiday
  • Public and Religious holidays in addition to annual leave
  • Hybrid, flexible work arrangements
  • Maternity Leave
  • Medical coverage
  • Continuous training with online training platform
  • International travel opportunities


Sondrel are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recruit people from varied backgrounds because it makes our team stronger, and we provide an inclusive workplace because growing in partnership is what makes our team great. We do our best to provide fair opportunities to everyone and we want to hear what you need to grow with us.

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