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Sr. Application Engineer - Place & Route

Job Description

During the current global health crisis, the priority for Siemens Digital Industries Software is the health and well-being of our entire community including current and future employees, which may add time to our hiring processes.  We appreciate your patience and invite you to visit our website to learn more about how Siemens is responding to the pandemic. 

“At Siemens, we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future. We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow‘s reality. Find out more about the Digital world of Siemens here: www.siemens.com/careers/digitalminds


We are seeking a dynamic, professional and technical individual, who will be responsible for technical selling and support of Mentor EDA’s leading-edge Place and Route (P&R) solutions.

The P&R Applications Engineer will be responsible for working with the account managers to determine the sales execution strategy by identifying and qualifying engagements based on customers’ needs and business opportunities, defining evaluations and/or benchmark criteria and executing the relevant technical campaigns to meet established goals, enabling Mentor P&R solutions’ adoption and deployment into customers’ production flows and providing best-in-class support to ensure customers’ success and broader use of Mentor P&R solutions.


Job Responsibilities
  • Assists Account Managers to determine sales execution strategy by identifying and qualifying the match-up between customer needs and Mentor EDA’s P&R solutions.
  • Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Has advanced-level product knowledge for a wide-range of products or flows.
  • Uses advanced technical and business skills to drive Mentor Graphics product into customer projects and to recognize and uncover new business opportunities.
  • Typically interacts with senior-level personnel at customer sites and determines methods and procedures to drive business into the assigned account.

Job Qualifications
  • Requires bachelor’s degree in EE, CE or VLSI.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in EDA or IC design space.
  • Expertise with Cadence Innovus, Synopsys IC Compiler I/II, Avatar Aprisa and/or Mentor Nitro-SoC.
  • Advanced FinFET process focused RTL to tape-out design flow knowledge.
  • Hands-on experience leading or working on IC design tape-out, P&R evaluations or benchmarking engagements.
  • Expertise in netlist to tape-out flow and meeting power-performance-area (PPA) and time-to-results (TTR) goals.
  • In-depth understanding of core P&R stages, root cause analysis and debugging. (floorplanning, placement, clock tree synthesis, routing, signal and power integrity and static timing analysis)
  • Must enjoy working with customers and cross-functional teams. (sales, product management and R&D, marketing)
  • Expert level TCL scripting and understanding of Verilog, UPF data formats.
  • Customer relationships and expectations management.
  • Technical campaigns and priorities management.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proactive self-starter with a focus on results.
  • Motivated team player/leader.
  • Willing to travel as much as 25% abroad.

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Mentor Graphics (Korea) LLC

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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