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Job Description for ASIC Design Engineer

An ASIC design engineer typically works within a team that is responsible for all aspects of design activities, including architecture definition, design specification, design flow development, logic design, and verification. ASIC is defined as “application-specific integrated circuit” and is an integrated circuit that is customized for a specific use, rather than for general use. The ASIC design engineer is typically responsible for designing and delivering large, complex ASIC designs, and they deliver efficient design methodology on industry-standard design tools.

To obtain this position, a person typically must at least possess a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related field; however, a master's degree is often preferred. An ASIC design engineer also should have several years of experience in ASIC design. It is often preferred that the individual has a diverse background in verification methodologies, and it is typically required that they have strong programming skills, as well as Verilog, SystemVerilog, object-oriented programming, C++, and logic simulation familiarity.

This position also requires a strong understanding of computer architecture, strong communication skills, and the ability to operate well in diverse environments, as this position is important in a variety of fields. The ASIC design engineer must be a team player and function effectively in a group setting; however, they should also be able to work independently with minimal supervision. These engineers should also be able to effectively adapt their skills to the given environment.
ASIC Design Engineer Tasks
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.

Key Stats

5-9 years
50%
20 years or more
50%

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