Senior R&D Engineer
Kanata, Ontario , Canada
3d ago

and Requirements

At Synopsys, we’re at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence.

The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we’re powering it all with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design and software security.

If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

Our Silicon IP business is all about integrating more capabilities into an SoC faster. We offer the world’s broadest portfolio of silicon IP predesigned blocks of logic, memory, interfaces, analog, security, and embedded processors.

All to help customers integrate more capabilities. Meet unique performance, power, and size requirements of their target applications.

And get differentiated products to market quickly with reduced risk.


  • Design, Characterize, Margin, Verify OTP(One-Time-Programmable) and MTP (multi-programmable) Memory products
  • Perform simulations at the gate and block levels, performance analysis and verify functionality of assigned IPs with the goal of first silicon functionality
  • Develop specifications for OTP / MTP designs : new and upgraded
  • Provide input on specifications for Integrated Power Supply (IPS), modules and test chip vehicles
  • Design and characterize (simulation) modular OTP / MTP memory for eventual set up of data sheet parameter generation
  • Contribute to design / verification / margining methodologies within the R&D Team
  • Contribute to test plans of OTP / IPS / MTP blocks
  • Be a team-player
  • Proficient in laboratory for silicon debug : Design debug and analysis of lab results to determine if silicon corresponds to design intent
  • Continually contribute to the forward looking movement of the company : Move the OTP design / characterization / validation methodologies forward;
  • Aim for our products to be better and more efficient in line with goals of the corporation

    Key Qualifications

  • Experience specifically in development of memory macros or circuits
  • Experience in reviewing, designing and planning layout
  • Proficient in simulation using hspice, finesim, XA, like simulators
  • Proficient in circuit debug and failure analysis
  • Competent with CAD tools, (Custom Compiler, Virtuoso) including schematic, layout, simulation, drc, lvs, pex, ... and some ability to debug tool problems
  • Some understanding of device physics and modeling in the area of mosfets
  • Capable of working with test engineers to get new products up and running
  • Capable of technical diplomacy for specification negotiation
  • Capable of working across teams and across sites
  • Good communicator.
  • Preferred Experience

  • MS Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent
  • 10 years of circuit design experience
  • Able to read layout
  • Some visibility on advanced nodes
  • Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

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