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Software Engineer (C++, Linux, digital logic) - 10491

at Mentor Graphics

Posted: 6/7/2019
Job Reference #: 10491
Keywords: engineer

Job Description

Company: Mentor Graphics
Job Title:   Software Engineer (C++, Linux, digital logic) - 10491
Job Location: USA - MA - Waltham
Job Category: R&D/Software Engineering


Job Duties:

Mentor Graphics is looking for a software development engineer to work in the Mentor Emulation Division (MED).  MED develops and manufactures emulators for functional verification of System-on-Chip circuit designs.  In emulation systems, custom software compiles a circuit design's high level description into a low level binary representation that can be loaded and run on the emulation hardware.  The individual that fills this position will become a member of emulator compiler specialists developing the compiler software for Mentor's next generation emulators.

The Software Development Engineer will have responsibilities in development and improvement of the part of the compiler that analyzes the customer design in order to map it on the emulator resources.  This includes analysis of clock and data networks, partitioning, placing and synthesis of logic to support the mapping of the customer design onto the emulator.  The individual will participate in design and implementation of new functionality for this part of the compiler as well as support current functionality. The work will be mostly in C++ on Linux.  They will write system level tests that use software simulation as well as develop new testing methods.  This position will include interaction with other software teams as well as MED hardware teams in an international, multi-site, development environment.


Job Qualifications:

Required Skills:

• BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

• 0 to 3 years of industry, software development experience in developing large C++ applications as part of a team.

• Demonstrated experience with algorithm and data structure design.

• Understanding of gate level digital logic design.

• Excel both in a team-oriented development and working independently.

Desired Skills:

• Demonstrated Experience in EDA software development, especially in timing analysis, synthesis, design partition or placement is a plus.

• Software engineering skills with experience in use of Unix/Linux OS.

• Demonstrated experience with software testing methods.

• Experience in use of Hardware description language (Verilog/Vhdl).

• Experience in use of a software simulation tools (Modelsim, etc).

• Knowledge of scripting languages (PERL or Python) would be useful.


This position may require access to export-controlled technology. If an export license is required and Mentor Graphics elects to apply for such a license, then candidates must be approved and licensed by the applicable government authorities as a condition of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.