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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Senior Digital ASIC Design Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

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The Digital ASIC design group provides embedded digital systems and firmware for integration into mixed-signal ICs, working in cross-disciplinary teams to take products from initial specification through to start of production.

We are looking for a motivated and talented Senior Digital ASIC Engineer to grow the team and increase our ability to produce world class devices on time and to specification. You will be contributing across the whole design cycle from requirements to production test and taking a leading role in shaping the future of the digital design team

The role involves taking a lead in creating future products by:

  • Designing digital SoC ASICs, with VHDL and Verilog;

  • Modelling and verifying mixed analog and digital designs;

  • Testing and validating with low level C software routines;

  • Scripting tests and utilities in Python, bash, and Tcl on Linux;

  • Running synthesis, floor-planning, and timing and power analysis.


General Responsibilities

  • Defines the design, verification, and documentation for ASIC development

  • Develops the architecture design, logic design, and system simulation

  • Leads the evaluation of the module interfaces/formats for simulation

  • Advises on the development of multidimensional designs involving the layout of complex integrated circuits

  • Evaluates all aspects of the process flow from high-level design to synthesis, place and route, and timing and power use

  • Leads the analysis of equipment to establish operation data, conducts experimental tests, and evaluates results

  • May also review vendor capability to support development.

Experience / Qualifications

  • A university degree reis quired (i.e. Bachelor's degree) or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands

  • Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation

  • Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results

  • Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity

  • Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers.


Required skills:

  • Proficient in VHDL and/or Verilog for synthesizable RTL design and their synthesis;

  • Proficient in VHDL and/or Verilog for behavioural system simulations;

  • Able to understand and modify C in an embedded environment;

  • Able to write code and scripts in languages such as Python, Tcl, bash, Perl or similar;

  • Proficient use of Linux for daily work;

  • Familiar with SoC architectures

  • Strong process driven approach to documentation, such as design and test specifications;

  • Experience with continuous integration systems.

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with board-level circuits, and how to debug them with common bench tools

  • Familiarity with using advanced IC design tools and methodologies (such as STA, low-power and back-end tools).

  • Writing technical requirements.

  • Familiar with good systems design practices (such as the V-model)

  • Familiar with automotive standards such as MISRA-C, TS 16949 and ISO26262, or similar.

Beneficial experience

  • Awareness of variety of manufacturing processes and design production test routines

  • Design or commissioning of PCBs

  • Creation of GUI applications for test or analysis in C++ / C# / LabView or similar.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be engaged in activities across the complete ASIC design spectrum, working in small cross-functional teams including the opportunity to learn physical layout and verification skills.


Smarter Together

  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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