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Senior Digital IC Design Engineer

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Bristol, UK
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

Location: Bristol, UK

Our Team:

Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC; www.Semtech.com) is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Semtech has a large number of design centres around the world, including three within the UK. The Bristol design centre is focused on optoelectronic ICs primarily targeted to datacoms and adjacent markets. Products include TIAs, laser drivers, optical receivers and fully integrated transceiver IC products from below 1Gbps to over 800Gbps. Within the centre, all functions of product development from initial ideas to full prodization take place, including, marketing, definition, design, layout, product engineering, validation, test engineering, characterization, qualification, applications, etc. Due to the significant innovation and differentiation in the development of our products, Semtech has continued to be the leader in our target markets.

Job Summary:

Searching for experienced semiconductor Senior Digital IC Design Engineers with direct experience, and track record, of bringing automotive products through the NPI development process from definition to production release, including all quality, functional safety and qualification related analysis and documentation


  • Work closely with product definition team on developing high level requirements for products.
  • Interpret high level design requirements or architecture documents and create detailed design specifications.
  • Generate RTL (Register Transfer Level), block/top level simulations and timing constraints.
  • Create thorough verification plans and fully verify designs through simulation.
  • Behavioural modelling of complex analogue functions.
  • Run Synthesis, Place and Route, DFT insertion, timing closure and ATPG (Automatic Test Pattern Generation) for SCAN test.
  • Work closely with layout engineers to ensure design is LVS (Layout vs. Schematic), DRC (Design Rule Check) and timing clean.
  • Participate in Functional Safety analysis activities and generate relevant documentation for standards compliance.
  • Ability to work with other members of the multi-discipline team to ensure the design meets all customer requirements under tight timescales.
  • Contribute to the design verification environment definition, implementation and debugging as required.
  • Mentor other team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced in digital IC design flow from specification to tape-out.
  • Skilled in SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL for design, simulation and verification.
  • Knowledge/experience of scripting languages such as Perl, TCL etc.
  • Expertise with digital design tools for synthesis. Cadence flow preferable.
  • Experience in automotive product design and Functional Safety.
  • Prior experience in designs using advanced CMOS process technologies from 180nm down to 28nm.
  • Proven track record with multiple designs in mass production.
  • BSc/MSc/BEng/MEng/PhD in related fields.
  • 8+ years of related experience.

Career Growth Philosophy

At Semtech, we seek innovation and leadership from each and every member of our team. Our goal is to ensure that our talented professionals are equipped with support, resources, and the opportunity to excel. Our pay-for-performance philosophy provides recognition and prestige coupled with a competitive compensation package.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

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