Senior ASIC Design Engineer

FirstPass Engineering
Denver, CO
Apr 08, 2017
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Job Description

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with five to ten years of experience in the design of ASIC/IC devices.

The following skills and experience are required:
  • Previous development of a large ASIC or a component within an ASIC
    • Capture and documentation of design requirements
    • Design partitioning and micro-architecture
    • RTL coding (Verilog or VHDL)
    • Setup and execution of synthesis and timing closure flows
    • Fundamental verification skills and interaction with a verification team
  • Solid understanding of standard design methods
    • Synchronous design practices
    • Clocking (domain crossing and skew management)
    • Data flow management (FIFOs, memories, pipelining)
  • Solid understanding of I/O planning and buffer selection
  • Solid working experience with industry standard CAD tools and ASIC development flows
  • Comfortable and confident interacting with customers
  • Ability to support occasional travel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The following additional skills and experiences would be a plus:
  • Deep-submicron ASIC technologies and flows
  • Experience with aspects of DFT, JTAG and boundary scan
  • Use of a high-level language for verification, such as SystemVerilog C++, Java, etc.
  • Mixed signal design experience and the tools associated with it
  • Experience with ASIC P&R tools such as ICC or Silicon Encounter
  • Experience as a Project or Team Lead
  • Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

Must be a US Citizen, Permanent US Resident, or currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship.

Company Description
FirstPass Engineering has been providing digital and analog solutions for their customers since 1993. Whether it be designing in the latest ASIC/FPGA technology or utilizing the most advanced verification methods to assure that a customer's product is RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, you will find FirstPass Engineering to be an exciting work environment that offers an exceptionally high level of exposure to a wide variety of products with many leading-edge commercial, military, and aerospace companies.

We are looking for design and verification engineers in the Denver and Phoenix metro area offices with varying levels of experience that relish the opportunity to utilize, broaden, and grow their skills and enjoy the continued success and growth that FirstPass Engineering has experienced for over 20 years. Providing highly specialized solutions across large market segments for an endless variety of products is challenging and rewarding, and offers significant opportunity for personal growth as well as leadership opportunities.

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Fri, 7 Apr 2017 08:46:57 PDT