Location Cork
Contact name: Micheal O’Maoldomhnaigh

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Job ref: 1224
Published: 6 months ago


Our client a leading Multinational Semiconductor EDA Software provider requires Design Engineering Director based in either Cork or Dublin City, Ireland.


As a Design Engineering Director you will lead and develop new and exciting ultra-high speed controller IP developments. Previous IEEE 802.3 ethernet experience desired but not essential. 

You will be technically leading the ethernet IP and subsystem design/verification team as we develop solutions for the latest 802.3 200G,400G,800G and 1.6T ethernet standards. 

In addition to controller IP developments, there is a parallel requirement to collaborate with the Cadence high speed SerDes teams in order to produce full ethernet subsystems and solutions for our customers.



  • Previous experience developing and building teams to realize business goals, proving line management and support to complete hiring needs.
  • Extensive protocol knowledge in key protocols such as DDR, PCIe, CXL, UCIe, Ethernet, Flash Storage etc.
  • Ability to architect SOC/NOC based solutions, within a team, providing direction and leadership to extended team.
  • Extensive RTL implementation knowledge, including full design flow knowledge from Marketing requirements document (MRD) to completing GDSII based solution.
  • Extensive design flow knowledge so we can provide the most efficient flows to meet business goals, including Synthesis, Constraint development, LINT, Clock domain crossing (CDC)
  • Extensive knowledge in Metric Driven Verification (MDV) and Formal techniques, which are a nice to have.
  • Knowledge of Hardware and emulation techniques are a nice to have.
  • Knowledge of how to best utilize cloud-based computing solutions, configuration management and associated farms to again provide most efficient solutions.



  • Honors Degree BSc and or MSc in Electronics Computer Science course or equivalent.

  • Minimum 20 Years industry experience.         
  • Ability to manage a technical team of up to 12 people and drive teams towards a set of defined goals and roadmaps.
  • Ability to assess product development and work with marketing to define roadmap that satisfies customers’ needs.
  • Ability to report to and advise upper management.
  • Ability to travel and support internal strategic business development meetings and external customer-based meetings.

For further information please contact Mícheál at Software Placements on 00353 1 5254642 or email