Senior Digital Design Engineer

Summary

We are looking for an experienced Digital Design Engineer to join our IC team based in our Cork IC design centre. The u-blox digital IC team is distributed across multiple sites in Europe and focus on Cellular and Positioning products. In Cork, the focus is developing RF transceivers. This work includes the design of custom DSP blocks, complex calibration systems, analogue control and interface blocks, complex state machines and various chip interfaces, as well as selecting and integrating third party IP for various functions including internal processor cores.

Position Title: Senior Digital Design Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Digital Design Engineer to join our IC team based in our Cork IC design centre. The u-blox digital IC team is distributed across multiple sites in Europe and focus on Cellular and Positioning products. In Cork, the focus is developing RF transceivers. This work includes the design of custom DSP blocks, complex calibration systems, analogue control and interface blocks, complex state machines and various chip interfaces, as well as selecting and integrating third party IP for various functions including internal processor cores. 

The work is very varied and challenging and includes all aspects of digital design from customer requirements to support for high volume products. If you have a passion for developing cutting edge radio systems and are looking to work in an international team who are focused on delivering the highest quality in radio designs for the latest standards into demanding tier 1 customers, we would like to hear from you. 

Your Responsibilities

·         Specification, design and integration of digital blocks and digital IC architecture with particular emphasis on low power design.

·         Block, system and chip level verification of digital and mixed signal systems.

·         Validation of digital systems on silicon.

·         Support of digital designs through the backend flow.

·         Third party IP evaluation and selection.

·         Technical reporting both written and oral.

·         Education and mentoring of junior staff.

 

Your Skills and Experience

·         Candidates should be degree educated in Electronics or Communications Engineering.

·         Minimum 7+ years industrial experience of HDL design in ASIC/SOC environment: embedded CPU, bus-systems, peripherals, co-processors, memories, external interfaces, clock and power management, test and verification.

·         Proficient in the use of industry standard languages and flows for RTL coding,  functional verification, timing analysis and scripting.

·         Experience in writing constraints, synthesis and DFT.

·         Experience in communication systems IP design: DSP, hardware accelerators, co-processors, dedicated IP for 4G or 5G systems.

·         Experience in UVM verification environment and firmware driven verification.

·         Self-motivated, flexible, individual contributor with strong problem-solving skills while also being a good team player.

·         Fluent in English.

Bonus Point

·         ADPLL design, high speed SerDes design.

·         Real number modelling of analogue systems.

·         Mixed mode simulations of analogue and digital blocks.

·         FPGA implementation / testing.

·         Experience with Backend Digital flow.

·         Experience with programming languages such as Python and C++.

What are your perks?

·         Be part of a small digital team with many varied and challenging tasks.

·         A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities.

·         Project-based activities working with colleagues distributed across the globe.

·         A start-up and innovation mindset while in the process of scaling-up processes and efficiencies.

·         Nice location in Cork city centre with good public transport.

·         We encourage a good work life balance.

·         25 days of vacation a year, employee family health insurance and additional contribution from the company to the pension fund, critical illness cover, bike to work and other travel schemes.

·         Hybrid Working Policy - It offers a mix of working remotely at home (40%) and working in an office environment (60%).

Learn more about u-blox and its mission by watching this video !

We see diversity as a strength and promote a culture of inclusion among our employees. Our varied backgrounds, ideas and experiences are critical to our success. We strive to become a strong learning organisation and are committed to provide our employees with equal opportunities regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, generations, belief.

Office address

1A First Floor,
6 Lapps Quay,
Cork,
Ireland
T12E273

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