Digital IC Design Engineer

Location: Athens - Greece

Role also available in: Athens - Greece

About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (

Job Description

Looking for Clever Heads!
u-blox Athens is looking for a talented engineer specialized in Digital IC Design to join an international team focused on the design, development and verification of next-generation SoCs in positioning and cellular. To work within the u-blox team you need to be creative, innovative, and enthusiasticabout new technologies, always committed and striving for excellence. You will work on real-life project tasks, enjoying help and guidance of experienced engineers. Through teamwork, training and dedication to personal development, you will enrich your knowledge about different aspects of designing complex SoCs, contribute to various project tasks, and eventually develop yourself into an expert in the digital IC design field.

Being a Digital IC Design Engineer your key responsibilities will be to specify, design, implement and verify complex digital blocks/IPs, assisting at the same time in assembling complete systems on chip from IPs. You will be assigned a wide span of tasks from specification over RTL coding to verification of the design. Moreover, you should be responsible to plan, track and report activities related to the implementation of the digital blocks/IPs, working together with the rest of the design and verification team so as to meet the targeted specifications.

Your Responsibilities
  • Digital Design (RTL) of complex digital blocks and/or IPs
  • Contribute in Requirements/Specification analysis and architecture definition
  • Ensure performance to specification, readiness for production and propose design optimizations (area, timing, power)
  • Digital block/IP testbench-based verification using employing coverage-driven verification techniques
  • Contribute to the IP top-level integration and FPGA prototyping for early IP testing in FPGA
  • IP API development for testing purposes (SoC-level simulation and FPGA)
  • Third party IP evaluation and selection
  • Plan, track, and report for the key IP activities
  • Technical Reporting, both written (documentation) and oral (English language)
  • IP Protection (Patent application & research)

Your Qualifications
  • PhD/MSc or BSc in electrical, electronic or computer engineering
  • 2 - 5+ years of experience in digital design using ASIC and/or FPGA flow
  • Excellent digital design skills, including algorithmic-based and circuit-based optimization techniques for high-throughput/low-area designs
  • Experience in design of multiple clock and power domain architectures
  • Experience in algorithmic modeling using C, Matlab, or Python
  • Experience to static and formal verification techniques and technologies
  • Exposure to power management techniques for low-power architectures
  • Experience in integration of commercial, 3rd party IPs (Embedded CPUs, SoC interconnects, DMAs, peripherals, co-processors, memories, etc)
  • Exposure to security/cryptography mechanisms/algorithms will be considered a plus
  • Exposure to wireless communication systems and in particular: Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS/GNSS will be considered a plus
  • Familiar with Unix environment and shell programming/scripting (C-shell, Tcl, Perl, Python)
  • Experience with version control systems (Perforce, GIT, or SVN)
Perks and Benefits
  • A multicultural and international company with over 50 different nationalities
  • Project-based activities working with colleagues across the globe
  • A start-up and innovation mindset while in the process of scaling-up processes and efficiencies
  • Hybrid work model (40% remote/60% office) +flexible working hours
  • Training and career growth opportunities
  • Company Bonus and Stock Option Plan
  • Meal allowance
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Parking lot or public transportation subscription
  • Relocation costs supported
  • 50% tax reduction for citizens relocating to Greece
Learn more about u-blox and its mission by watching this video
We see diversity as a strength and promote a culture of inclusion among our employees. Our varied backgrounds, ideas and experiences are critical to our success. We strive to become a strong learning organisation and are committed to provide our employees with equal opportunities regardless of differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, generations, belief.

Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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