Manager Research and Development
The Thinkpoint Group
Manager of Research and Development

This position of Manager of Research and Development is a Mixed-Signal Design Manager focusing on ASIC / Digital Design and Verification. In addition to being a manager of Design and Verification Engineers, the mandate of this role is to act as aproject lead and technical lead in the design of semiconductor integrated circuits in compliance with the project’s specifications and corporate design methodologies. As a Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting, project staffing, project and staff scheduling, performance reviews and career-path development of staff. The successful candidate will work on a variety of design and verification tasks, incorporating such tasks as, and not limited to, architecture definition, specification generation, RTL coding, behavioural coding, testbench and testcase generation, RTL simulation, synthesis, STA, gate-level simulation, formal verification, documentation, and prototype evaluation.

  • Will be responsible for team leadership and project leadership.
  • Perform staff recruiting, provide staff training, set and monitor staff schedules and goals, and perform annual performance reviews of staff.
  • Generation of design specifications.
  • Perform architecture studies for complex blocks and/or SoC’s.
  • Write synthesizable RTL code for circuit portions of integrated circuits.
  • Write behavioural models.
  • Generate testbenches and testcases.
  • Perform complex RTL simulations of circuits, interpret the results and optimize the code until the predetermined functionality is satisfied.
  • Generate timing constraints for synthesizable designs.
  • Perform logic synthesis and/or static timing analysis.
  • Perform gate-level simulations of circuits, interpret the results and optimize the design until the predetermined functionality and timing is satisfied.
  • Perform mixed-mode simulations.
  • Documentation of functionality, code, verification environments/plans, and design procedures.
  • Participate in prototype evaluation using bench top laboratory instruments or automated test equipment.
  • Communicate with other employees regarding customer technical support.
  • May communicate directly with customers regarding technical support.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the manager.
  • Requires a degree in Engineering or Applied Science (or equivalent) and 8+ years working experience in a related field.
  • Familiarity with verilog circuit design and design verification.
  • Previous staff management experience.
  • Previous Team and/or Project Leadership experience

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