Mentor, A Siemens Business Software Development Engineer - 9559 in Saskatoon, Canada

Software Development Engineer - 9559

Work Location CA - Saskatoon

Req ID 9559

Job Category R&D/Software Engineering

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Company: Mentor Graphics

Job Title: Software Development Engineer - 9559

Job Location: Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Job Category: R&D/Software Engineering

Mentor Graphics is a Siemens Group company (Digital Industries - DI entity), world leader in the global digitalization of companies. Mentor Graphics within DI Business Unit Software (DI/SW) is a world leader of Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The company develops and markets software products and hardware solutions (emulators) covering the entire design & verification flow.

Mentor Graphics counts among its customers the majority of the world's Top 50 in the fields of Semiconductors, Computing, Consumer, Automotive, Telecommunications and the Defense and Space sector.

At the Mentor Graphics (formerly Solido Design Automation, now part of Siemens DI/SW) Saskatoon site, we develop disruptively differentiated semiconductor chip design CAD software. Our products are used by most of the world’s top 40 semiconductor companies to design the next generation of chips. We differentiate from other products in our space through machine learning technology and creative algorithms, delivering huge accuracy, coverage, and speed advantages, and we do our product research in-house.

This position will be part of a new R&D team focused on circuit simulation. It is located in brand-new and state-of-the-art offices at Innovation Place in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Position Overview:

As a member of a highly proficient, productive and motivated R&D team, developing industry’s leading circuit simulator, using cutting edge software development techniques, you will be offered:

  • Technical challenges to solve toughest nanometer scale circuit verification problems for the leading semiconductor companies in the world.
  • A motivating, stimulating and rewarding work environment
  • Excellent training and growth opportunities throughout your career
  • Attractive compensation and benefits

Analog FastSPICE™ (AFS) is world’s fastest nanometer accurate circuit verification platform used by over 150 semiconductor companies worldwide for their toughest circuit verification challenges while designing high-speed I/Os, PLLs, ADCs/DACs, CMOS image sensors, RFICs, and embedded memory. As a key member of AFS R&D team you will participate in developing efficient algorithms and implementing them using state of the art software engineering processes and development tools, with a strong emphasis on software quality; thus gaining industry level experience in solving tough computational complexity problems while participating in entire software development lifecycle.


  • Work closely with other analog circuit simulator developers, architects and product engineers to enhance core circuit simulator accuracy, performance, capacity, and feature set
  • Maintain and enhance compatibility with other simulators
  • Profile and identify bottlenecks in performance of various analyses for very large circuits
  • Debug difficult test-cases with accuracy, performance, capacity, or functional issues

Job Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in developing software for engineering applications; preferably using numerical methods and sparse matrix techniques
  • Solid background in object-oriented design and software engineering processes (C++/Linux)
  • Proficiency in memory optimization, high-performance data structures and algorithms
  • Advanced multithreading programming experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to work effectively within a worldwide development organization
  • Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or relevant area
  • Fresh graduates at Bachelor level with relevant outstanding academic credentials are also encouraged to apply