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Senior Staff Software Engineer

Job Description

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

This individual will be part of the Siemens EDA FPGA Prototyping R&D team based in Fremont, California. The Fremont team is a key development site for Mentor’s exciting new Veloce Prototyping System product (VPS). As a contributing engineer, the individual will participate in the design, specification, implementation, test, and maintenance of VPS features.

The Fremont team primarily develops a compiler for ASIC and SoC Validation on FPGA hardware systems. The software flow compiles a design’s high level description (e.g Processor or GPU for mobile applications) into bit files that can be loaded and run on the FPGA hardware system. The compiler synthesizes the design, partitions it, and then routes signals between the FPGA’s over physical tracks on the hardware.

Specific technical responsibilities include:
  • Design, implementation and tuning of clocking and logic analysis algorithms
  • Design and implement various design transformations necessary for FPGA compliance
  • Software performance analysis and tuning
  • Hardware system performance analysis and tuning
  • Full software life cycle activities: Specifications, Design, Implementation, Test, and Maintenance
Specific desired job qualifications include:
  • 10+ years’ experience in C++ language programming
  • Strong experience developing in a Linux OS environment
  • Knowledge of digital hardware design fundamentals
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Knowledge of Python and Tcl
  • The candidate should be a self-motivated team player who values quality-oriented and performance-oriented software engineering
  • The candidate should be a good communicator who asks questions about requirements when needed, and gathers feedback on architecture and design ideas when needed

Siemens Industry Software Inc. is a technology supplier to the United States Federal Government.  Recently The White House issued an Executive Order requiring most federal workers, contractors and subcontractors who do business with the government to get vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.  The Company has decided to pause enforcement of the vaccine mandate for the time being while the issue is addressed by the courts. We will be monitoring the situation closely and may lift the pause if required to do so in order to be in compliance with federal law.  If this pause is lifted, you will be expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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