Digital IC Design Engineer

Location: Athens - Greece

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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!
Digital IC Design Engineer

To support the design of next-generation SoCs in positioning and cellular, u-blox Athens is looking for a passionate and talented engineer, interested in digital IC design. To work in u-blox IC team you need to be creative, innovative, enthusiasticabout new technologies, and striving for excellence. The ideal candidate will start working on real project tasks in close collaboration with other teams. Through teamwork, training and dedication to personal development, u-blox goal is that every engineer quickly learns about different aspects of designing complex SoCs, starts contributing to various project tasks, and finally develops into an expert in the field.
Key responsibilities of a digital IC engineer will be to contribute to the requirements and specification analysis phase, the micro-architectural definition, the digital design (RTL), the (static/formal) verification, synthesis, static timing analysis, gate-level simulations, power estimations and optimization of IPs. The engineer should work with the rest of the design and verification teams to meet the targeted specifications. Finally, (s)he should be responsible to plan, track and report activities related to the implementation of the IPs.

  • Involved in the entire design process of key IPs, including RTL design, top-level integration, verification, synthesis, timing-closure, Lint/CDC violations checking, etc.
  • Contribute to the requirements/specification analysis and micro-architectural definition
  • Perform test planning, verification coverage analysis and performance evaluation
  • Full IP/subsystems verification using testbench based testing and coverage-driven verification techniques
  • Contribute to the IP top-level integration and FPGA prototyping for early IP testing at top-level, using SW
  • IP API development for testing purposes (SoC-level simulation, FPGA, silicon testing)
  • Perform power analysis and propose design optimizations (area, timing, power)
  • Plan, track, and report for the key IP activities
  • Responsible for technical documentation and reports (English language)
  • Patent creation

  • PhD/MS or BS in Electrical, Electronic, Computing Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of industrial (or academic) experience in digital IC and FPGA flow
  • Excellent in logic design including algorithmic-based optimization, from power, performance and area (PPA) perspective
  • Exposure to power management techniques for low-power architectures
  • Experience in design of multiple clock and power domain architectures
  • Exposure to static and formal verification techniques and technologies
  • Exposure to low-level programming for IP, top-level, testing purposes
  • Experience inwriting SVAs for improving RTL quality
  • Familiar with Unix/Linux environment, shell programming, revision control systems and scripting (C-shell, Tcl, Perl, Python)
  • Exposure tooff-chip interfaces (DDR, I2C, UART, QSPI, SDIO, Ethernet, etc)
  • Familiarization withlab equipment and procedures for silicon testing
  • Exposure to wireless communication systems and in particular: Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS/GNSSwill be considered a plus
  • Strive for innovation and adoption of leading edge solutions
  • Previous experience in working with teams while capable of working independently and precisely
  • Good communications skills
  • Greek (or EU/Schengen) citizen or holder of a valid Greek work permit
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
  • Parking lot or public transportation subscription
  • Relocation costs supported
  • Social benefits according to location:
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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