Location Dublin
Contact name: Micheal O’Maoldomhnaigh

Contact email:
Job ref: 694
Published: over 2 years ago


Our client a leading Multinational Semiconductor Company requires Senior Design Engineer with Digital/Baseband background for role in Dublin City Center, Ireland.


You will be responsible for the design, implementation and block verification of DSP baseband blocks and various subsystems. Work as part of a cross-functional team to deliver the next generation products from concept to volume production.

Support concurrent engineering activities to ensure on-going production of quality products with high yield. Support applications team to maximize revenue from current products.




  • Actively contribute to the generation of product specifications (block, sub-system and IC level)
  • Design and document digital/DSP baseband/system blocks as required using low power RTL coding techniques
  • Perform design verification of relevant blocks/subsystems
  • Work with the verification team to specify verification requirements for your designs
  • Work with IC physical designers on synthesis, power optimisation, formal verification and timing closure
  • Ensure that designs follow industry best practice design flows, verification techniques, Design For Test (DFT) and quality process adherence
  • Create the necessary design and product documentation and host design reviews


  • Develop test specifications and coordinate with test/product engineering to drive product releases
  • Execute plans and develops test procedures
  • Actively participate in silicon bring-up and characterisation testing


  • Interact with other engineers in the verification, systems and RF/Analog teams to ensure products are delivered to meet or exceed specifications, on time and where applicable within budget
  • Support IC Applications team in solving customer issues and solving and anticipating potential issues
  • Support concurrent engineering teams to ensure issues with current products are resolved in a timely manner and to ensure their on-going high yield in volume production

Main Goals

  • Deliver timely digital/baseband design following roadmap or priority product / customer current issues
  • Produce high quality digital/baseband IC systems/sub-systems using industry best practice methods for design, verification and test according to project plans
  • Actively participate in developing ICs targeted for high volume by collaboration with the entire product team
  • Define efficient testing methods
  • Actively support concurrent engineering activities e.g. continuous yield improvement
  • Actively support applications engineering & sales teams to increase revenue
  • Provide relevant documentation including design, product, test

Complementary/Interdisciplinary Tasks

  • Mentor junior engineers and share IC skills/experience with other members of the team
  • Provide training, sales collateral, application notes as necessary


  • Good working knowledge of the complete Digital ASIC Design flow (specification, front-end RTL Design, Verification, STA, DFT and physical implementation)
  • Good working knowledge of DSP concepts used in modern communications systems
  • Implementing fixed point algorithms in to RTL.
  • Low power IC design techniques
  • Complete IC Design Flow: IP Evaluation and Selection, Analog/Digital partitioning in mixed-signal systems
  • Familiarity with designing in CMOS 40nm or less nodes
  • System Verilog and Verilog
  • Matlab
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative to come up with innovative solutions
  • Good communication skills, verbal & written


Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering or related field and 8+ years of experience in relevant product development preferred


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