Location Cork
Contact name: Micheal O’Maoldomhnaigh

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Job ref: 1163
Published: over 1 year ago


Our client a leading Multinational Semiconductor EDA provider requires Principal Analog Design Engineer (SERDES) for role based in Cork City, Ireland.


You will take Technical Leadership role on the PMA design team as part of a SERDES Product Team located at Cork, Ireland.



  • Design of High Speed SERDES products at data rates up to and exceeding 112 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
  • Participate in technical leadership of the team in the areas of circuit design and SERDES architectures
  • Work with global teams (US, west coast and east coast), which work in different time-zones



  • BEng, MEng or PhD Qualified
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in CMOS SERDES or high-speed I/O IC design and development
  • Working knowledge of a set of common SERDES standards and their electrical requirements
  • Must have a thorough understanding of jitter and signal equalization techniques
  • Proficient design experience in many 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


Additional Skills/Preferences:                     

  • Cadence tool experience and design experience at >10Gbps and in <40nm technologies
  • Lab test experience as part of silicon evaluation is advantageous
  • Interest in publishing academic papers and presenting at conferences e.g. ISSCC, JSSC


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