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Broadcom’s Central Engineering Group (CEG) is looking for an experienced, energetic and self-driven professional  to join our team as a senior modeling engineer for the development and improvement of functional, timing, power, and DFT simulation models.  This role will focus on authoring, debugging, and optimizing memory IP (SRAM, RF, CAM, ROM, etc.) EDA models used in ASIC-like design flows by chip teams throughout the company.  This is a senior position with the expectation that the candidate can lead projects, proactively navigate complex technical issues, able to work autonomously, and collaboratively participate in the establishment of strategic objectives.

 

The candidate must have abilities to prioritize well, communicate clearly and concisely,  deliver high quality solutions on-time, and possess excellent problem solving skills. This person will be expected to work across multiple facets of projects, have experience with ASIC development, and juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time exhibit excellent multitasking, context switching, and time management skills.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Candidate will

Lead memory modeling and compiler development projects working closely with design teams in an environment highly charged with technical complexities and dynamic schedule challenges.
Be expected to demonstrate skills and abilities to lead and drive results & improvements, multitask and deliver high quality solutions in a timely fashion.
Write model templates for integration into memory compilers to generate models used in DFT/CAD tools used in ASIC development flows.
Participate in forums for model development, improvement and reviews, and will serve as a knowledge resource for peers, colleagues, and subordinates in the organization.
Be expected to communicate well, document well, prioritize tasks and handle the multiple facets of model development projects independently to meet the business goals and commitments.
Work to improve memory models and model generation flows for better performance, user experience and quality.
Work directly with IP design teams, compiler teams and tool vendors globally to help resolve model related issues, and find timely solutions.
Respond to library support requests and address tickets on model issues from product teams across Broadcom.
Qualifications:

The minimum engineering experience required is typically a BS degree in EE/CS/CE with programming/coding experience with 8+ years of industry experience, or an MS degree with 6+ or Ph.D. degree in EE/CS with + years of industry experience.
Have at least 3 years experience using Linux systems; possess excellent knowledge of Linux commands, file systems, and job execution.
Strong preference for 5+ years of experience in Verilog modeling skills
Static & Dynamic timing analysis knowledge.
Experience with chip design tools and design flows, such as:

DFT:  Tessent, LogicVision, Modus, manufacturing test flows: at-speed scan test, Logic BIST, Memory BIST
Synthesis: Design Compiler, Genus.
Simulation: VCS, Questa, Verilog, waveform viewers, and simulation debug.
STA: Primetime, Tempus, Celtic, Velocity.
Power Analysis: Redhawk, Voltus, PowerCompiler, Power Artist.
P&R: ICC, Innovus, Olympus,  Encounter.

Conversant with Verilog/RTL/Behavioral/Timing/Power/DFT/ATPG/Synthesizable model development for SRAMs/RF/CAM/ROM, etc. memories.
Experience in writing directed test bench in verilog for model verification.
Knowledge and experience using simulators – NC, VCS, ModelSim, ESPCV is a must.
Familiarity with memory model verification/QC flow is required.
Scripting & flow automation, Perl, Python, Tcl, Shell programming skills are required.
Able to work in agile and dynamic development environments.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Skilled multi-tasking abilities and context switching skills are a must.
Strong analytical, problem solving, quick learning skills are required.
Good team player, methodical, eye for detail, independent, well organized, and have the ability to remain calm and composed in high pressure situations.