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Software Engineer (C++, HDL)

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

Siemens EDA  - A Siemens Company produces leading functional verification products which include the QuestaSim family of high performance simulation products. 

These products play a critical role in chip design for industry leaders worldwide. Simulation design languages involve many aspects of computer science, programming languages and compilation, high levels of concurrency, operating system scheduling principles, and advanced user interfaces. 

Our simulation environments incorporate support for unified verification of designs developed in multiple hardware design languages (HDL) including System Verilog, VHDL, and SystemC.


With vast availability of advanced hardware, multi-core systems, software industry is now realistically looking forward to utilize parallel techniques with advances hardware system resources and improve performance of its products.

 We are looking for a highly motivated software engineer to work and innovate in the QuestaSim engineering performance team.

  • You will be responsible for all phases of software development in the QuestaSim product including, design, develop, modify, and implement software programming for products (both internal and external) with focus on surpassing customer expectations, on achieving high quality and on-time delivery. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the overall functional quality of the released product on all required platforms and mechanism.
  •  Ability to understand complex products, solutions, and problems. Creates, documents, and executes software designs which may involve complicated workflows or multiple product areas. 
  • Technical lead of one or more projects within one area of a product. Provides input to the technical direction for one area of a product.
  •  Occasional consults with customers in regard to future upgrades and products. Able to solve complex technical problems. 
  • Provides specialized expertise within multiple systems, software disciplines, as well as general knowledge of related disciplines, applications implications, and customer areas.
  • Works with minimal supervision on complex projects with wide latitude for independent judgment. Highly skilled with extensive proficiency and technical expertise.


Required Qualifications:

- MS/PhD in computer science or electrical engineering
- Candidate with 3+ years of software development experience
- Excellent knowledge of C, C++ and experience with UNIX/LINUX platforms
- Efficient on developing/optimizing high performance/capacity optimizing software system
- Good exposure to computer science principals, complex algorithm designs, data structures and object oriented programming
- Can demonstrate strong analysis and problem solving skills
- Excellent programming and software engineering skills
- Experience working on large sized software development projects
- Strong ability to learn, explore and innovate with new technologies
- Self-motivation, self-discipline and the ability to set and work consistently towards personal goals in a dynamic environment

Desired Experience:


- Knowledge of digital design and/or HDL languages (System Verilog, VHDL, SystemC)
- Experience in EDA software, like software simulation tools (QuestaSim, NC-sim, VCS etc)
- Knowledge of scripting languages (like PERL, Python)

- Understanding of OS process scheduling, Cache/Memory efficiency, MPI layer, Thread-safe programming/ parallel programming.
- Experience working with geographically distributed development team

Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time



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