Senior Physical Design Engineer

Posted 20 December 2018 by Enigma People Solutions
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Enigma People Solutions is looking for a senior physical design professional to join our client's expanding team in Edinburgh, Scotland. The client is recognised world-wide as providing state-of-the-art motor control integrated circuits for automotive, industrial, commercial and computing applications.

This Senior role is part of a team that develops digital solutions for a new generation of mixed-signal motor control ASICs. In this position you will be responsible for the physical implementation of the main digital block of a mixed signal IC.


Define the physical and timing constraints.

Define test requirements and insert scan logic.

Perform synthesis and place and route.

Construct the block floorplan, insert clock trees, timing optimization and static timing analysis.

Verify the integrity of the block power grid, estimate the power consumption and IR drop.

Ensure that the final database is logically correct using formal verification.

Confirm that the database is manufacturable by performing physical verification.

Automatic test pattern generation and vector verification.

Implement engineering change orders.



The successful candidate will possess at least a degree in Electronics or related fields.

The prospective candidates should also have extensive relevant experience


Familiarity with Cadence Design Environment and Digital Tools

Experience of RTL synthesis including Scan Chain insertion and Synopsys Design Constraints (SDC) generation, TCL and/or Perl scripting

Skills, Knowledge and Aptitudes

Knowledge of Synthesis, Floor -planning, Place and Route (P&R), Clock Tree Synthesis (CTS), Parasitic Extraction, Static Timing Analysis (STA), Timing Closure, Physical Verification and Formal Verification and ATPG.

Excellent communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.

Ability to work both within a team or standalone.

Required skills

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Motor Control
  • Physical Design
  • TCL

Reference: 34429347

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