Integrated Circuit Design Methodology Engineer

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£30,357 - £38,997
14 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Microelectronic and Nanoelectronic

Integrated Circuit Design Methodology Engineer


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Didcot

£30,357 - £38,997 (dependent on skills and experience and inclusive of annual allowance)

Full time

Open ended

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Microelectronics Centre, based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, provides internal designers and a community of more than 650 European Universities and Research Establishments access to a world class microelectronics design infrastructure. We provide advanced technical consultancy and training across a broad range of topics, and support our customers in realising their designs using the very latest tools from the leading names in Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

About the role

We now have opportunities for Microelectronic and Nanoelectronic Integrated Circuit Design Methodology Engineers to join our team and specialise in one of the following areas:

  • analogue and mixed signal ASIC design, verification and implementation
  • high frequency (RF) CMOS IC design, analysis and implementation
  • digital IC (including SoC) design verification and implementation
  • silicon Photonics design and analysis

The role places a strong emphasis on technical knowledge, solving customer problems, providing expert advice, and communicating complex information in a clear and concise manner.  Working with various EDA packages, you will investigate new EDA tool capabilities and pilot new EDA design methodologies with the overall aim of providing our customers with expert technical assistance in the efficient use of design tools and design methodologies for their designs.  You will also develop and present advanced train-the-trainer style courses comprised of lectures, design examples and practical lab exercises to our customers in the use and correct application of these industry-standard design tools to create an effective integrated design flow.

Working for the MSC provides the excitement and opportunities of working in a close-knit team of talented people, combined with the security, facilities and benefits of a large well-respected science and technology driven organisation. The field of microelectronics design is undergoing a period of rapid change and we will put you at the heart of it.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level (1st class or 2:1) or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You may have experience of a relevant design flow as a circuit designer or as an EDA design flow specialist from either an industrial or university based research environment. 

Alternatively you may have recently graduated or be about to graduate, with a relevant PhD (or equivalent) and be looking to begin a career in this area.

You will have experience using or supporting various EDA tools coupled with knowledge of microelectronics design principles and techniques.

You must also display a broad knowledge of the microelectronics or EDA industries and have a proven problem solving ability. Excellent interpersonal skills and a service oriented attitude are essential.

What we offer

STFC also offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links. We have a strong emphasis on training and a commitment to continued professional development. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000

The closing date for applications is 15th July 2018, however, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be interviewed before this date.

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