Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Virtuoso “Custom IC” Physical Design Application Engineer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

Key Job Tasks::1: Assist customers with the adoption and deployment of Cadence Virtuoso Products and Flows (Virtuoso Layout Suite, Space Based Router, Electrically Aware Design).

2: Technical point person responsible for supporting and growing the installed base of Cadence Virtuoso Custom IC solutions at customers.

  1. Establish and leverage relationships and account specific knowledge to uncover new ways for Cadence to positively impact customer’s design productivity.

  2. Work with PE and R&D to drive improvements and features in our products to enhance value and customer productivity.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Education: BSEE Degree (Preferred) with 7 to10 years (min) of hands on physical design/mask layout experience, will take into consideration years of experience in lieu of technical degree.* Location: Chelmsford, MA* Travel Requirements: 25%. Mostly in NE.* Candidate should be able to demonstrate hands on experience with Custom IC Layout creation using Virtuoso IC 6.1.x (VLS- XL, GXL) or Virtuoso 12.x.* Candidate should be able to demonstrate Schematic Driven Layout. Understand and articulate the value of: Gen From Source, chaining and folding pcells, modgens, wire editing, abstract generation, pin optimization, Custom IC and Mixed Signal Placement (Virtuoso Placer). Virtuoso Space Based Router.

  • Candidate will also deliver demos, training and workshops to customers.

  • Candidate will work closely with the Sales team on strategy and priorities.

  • Candidate should have a working understanding of Virtuoso techfiles, constraints, and what’s required to produce a DRC and LVS clean layout. Experience at 16nm and below is a big plus.

*Knowledge of SKILL and tcl are highly desired. PERL and Shell Scripting knowledge a key benefit. Also use of graphical text editors (vi, vim, gvim, emacs)

Soft Skills:

Extremely strong communication skills – verbal and written

Highly organized, self-managed

Takes initiatives, brings them to closure Creative and the ability to apply and implement ideas

Able to work effectively in cross-functional and peer-level teams

Able to present information at executive level

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Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. 
Our shared passion for solving the world’s toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence.

Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.