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Principal PHY IC Design Engineer – £110k – Cambridge

Principal PHY IC Design Engineer – £110k – Cambridge

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  • Permanent - Hybrid Working
  • Cambridge
  • 65,000 - £110,000 £ / Year

Elite People Partners Ltd

Principal PHY IC Design Engineer – £110k – Cambridge

Our client is a semiconductor company building Wi-Fi chips for the Internet of Things (IoT). They are a team of wireless experts that love to work hard, innovate & invent. They are building the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology that will enable billions of IoT devices to connect securely to the internet. With a global team with offices in Australia, USA, India, UK (Cambridge), China and Taiwan.

Principal PHY IC Design Engineer Day-to-day activities include:

  • 802.11ah PHY development in Scala, SystemVeriliog and C
  • Implementation of custom instructions in RISC-V architectures
  • Functional verification of 802.11ah PHY in RTL simulators, SDF-annotated gate level simulators and AMS simulators using SystemVerilog, Verilog-A, Matlab, C and Python
  • Work closely with the Systems team to achieve the best performance.
  • Work closely with the Analog & RF to define and improve radio interface.
  • Work closely with the Firmware team to develop embedded PHY firmware.
  • Assist with bring-up of silicon in the lab & debug PHY performance.

Principal PHY IC Design Engineer Essential Skills:

  • Experience as a PHY IC Design Engineer
  • Proven experience developing multiple blocks of 802.11 PHYs in complex SoCs
  • A deep understanding of the IEEE 802.11 PHY layer and familiarity with 802.11ah
  • A deep understanding of digital design fundamentals including low power and multi-clock-domain design
  • Hands-on experience with the Cadence or Synopsys simulation suite
  • Hands-on experience with Linux development environment staples such as make, shell scripts and Python

Principal PHY IC Design Engineer Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Proven experience performing PHY bringup, debug and performance measurement on silicon in the lab
  • A good understanding of embedded processors, familiarity with RISC-V
  • A solid understanding of mixed signal ASIC design and simulation
  • Experience using the git revision control tool
  • Experience with development and debugging of digital designs from RTL design through to SDF-annotated gatesims

What’s on offer:

  • Salary £65,000 – £110,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Stock Option Package
  • 10 days work remote from anywhere in the world
  • Opportunity to work at a cutting-edge start-up company
  • Chance to make a significant impact on the future of wireless technology
  • Collaborative, supportive and Friendly work environment
  • Healthy work environment with sit/stand desks and large screens
  • Newly fitted-out offices with stocked drinks fridge, snack bar and barista coffee

My client wants to have offered the role to the successful candidate within weeks so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My client offers a 2-stage process that can be completed within 1-2 week. (Subject to availability).

Please note that you need to be entitled to work in the UK. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please find out more information about working in the UK from GOV.UK.

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Job Overview
Offered Salary
£65,000 - £110,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460