Location Cork
Contact name: Micheal O’Maoldomhnaigh

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Job ref: 1236
Published: about 1 month ago


Our client a leading Multinational Semiconductor Organisation requires Principal Analog Design Engineer (Memory/Audio Interface) for role based in Cork City, Ireland. 

You will design of high speed memory interface analog components used in state-of-the-art DDR memory interface PHYs in leading edge technology nodes.  Consisting of blocks such as IOs, amplifiers, comparators, drivers, duty cycle correctors, PLLs, DLLs, level shifters, etc. in advanced IC nodes in volume production.


As Principal Design Engineer, you will provide technical direction and coordination to the analog IC design team and Identify opportunities to advance technology of analog design and participate in strategic internal analog IP development.


  • Design of High-Speed memory interface products at data rates up to and exceeding 36 Gbps on leading edge technology nodes (e.g. 5nm FinFET CMOS)
  • Design and development of analog/mixed signal IC circuit blocks from initial concept/specification through final verification of conformance to customer specifications
  • Work closely with Physical Design Engineers to design IC circuit blocks and PMA sections
  • Work with Technical Team Leads in the areas of circuit design and architects
  • Mentor Junior Design Engineers when the project need arises
  • Work with global teams (US, India, China, EU), which work in different time-zones


  • Successful candidate should be BEng, MEng qualified or have an equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 4 years of CMOS design experience, preferably in the area of CMOS SERDES, DDR or high-speed I/O IC design
  • Should have a good understanding of jitter and signal equalization techniques
  • Design experience in some of the following SERDES circuit blocks: Driver, Receiver, Serializer, Deserializer, Phase Interpolator, Low jitter PLL, High Speed Clock Distribution, Bias and Bandgap, Voltage Regulators
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analog aptitude, good communication skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Position requires proficiency in using CAD tools for circuit simulation, layout and physical verification
  • Cadence tool experience and design experience in <40nm technologies preferred.
  • Lab test experience as part of silicon evaluation is advantageous


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