About PLDA

PLDA is a fast-paced and growing company that enjoys a leading position in a market that is poised for a strong future. We offer competitive compensation packages and excellent benefits, including a group retirement savings plan with company-matched contributions, supplementary health coverage, and a sunny climate (California, Southern France, Sofia in Bulgaria).

Current Job Openings

Senior Verification Engineer

Specialty: Semiconductor Intellectual Properties

Location: to be determined

Your mission:

You will join the R&D team under the responsibility of the Director of Engineering and Verification Team Leader, your mission will be to:

  • Guaranty RTL designs are matching specifications and requirements
  • Define and implement verification plans and test plans to ensure the designs meet quality and performance goals
  • Build and maintain automated verification environments
  • Collaborates and communicates with management regarding verification status, project progress, and issue resolution
  • Provide customer level 3 technical support for the implemented design
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff members
  • Provide proper and comprehensive documentation for the usage and the architecture of the verification environments as well as reports for the verification results
  • Contribute to technical directions on all aspects of the verification domain

Skills requirement:

  • Verilog, System Verilog
  • Verification EDA tools, Verification methodologies, Verification IPs
  • Data management and version control systems
  • Automation servers and continuous integration
  • Proficiency in programming and/or scripting languages (Python, Cshell…)
  • Knowledge on High speed interface protocols (PCIe, Gen-Z …), Serdes and PHY PMA
  • Background in digital circuitry or hardware logic design
  • Good English skills, communication skills, and willingness to work with an international team.

Your profile: Master's degree or PHD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent.

Please send your application to sboucher@plda.com

 

Senior Field Application Engineer

Specialty: Semiconductor Intellectual Properties

Location: San Jose, CA, USA

Your mission: 

You will join the international FAE team under the responsibility of the FAE Director based in HQ. After 6 months of training between France office and US (CA) office, you will become PLDA Senior FAE in charge of:

  • Work closely with local PLDA Account Managers in USA.
  • Pre-sales & Post-sales support for international customers with specific focus on USA.
  • Help customers to integrate PLDA IPs in their design.
  • Worldwide travels for customer visits and trade shows.
  • Work closely with Sales and R&D in an international organization where Sales is based in US (CA), France and China while R&D is based in France, Bulgaria and US (CA). 
  • Designing in VERILOG & generating test cases.
  • Writing FAQs and documentation.

Skills requirement: 

  • Experience in digital design (Verilog),
  • Experience in ASIC and FPGAs design flow such as DC, RC, Vivado, Quartus,
  • Experience in simulation/debugging tools such as Modelsim, Ncsim, VCS, Chipscope, SignalTap.
  • Experience in PCI express protocol is required.
  • Open to travel mainly in USA and sometimes to Europe and ASIA.
  • Motivated to work in an international organization split across France, US (CA) and Taiwan.
  • Self-organized and rigorous.
  • Solving, Verbal Communication, General Programming Skills, Presenting Technical Information, Product Knowledge, Selling to Customer Needs, Technical Understanding.
  • Creative and team spirited.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.

Your profile:

  • BSEE or equivalent in electronics (MSEE desirable)
  • 8-10 years of experience in digital design and/or validation and ideally with a first experience in support.

Please send your application to sboucher@plda.com

 

Application Design Engineer

Specialty: Semiconductor Intellectual Properties

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France

Your mission: 

You will join the international AD&I team under the responsibility of the FAE Director. You will be in charge of:

  • Design & verification of custom applications based on PLDA IPs.
  • Handling SOW and deliveries as per the project milestones.
  • Writing design specification, App Notes & FAQs.
  • Working closely with FAEs & R&D in an international organization where the team is based in France, USA (CA), ASIA, and Bulgaria.
  • Designing in VERILOG & generating simulation test cases.
  • Validating on FPGA hardware.
  • Coaching 1 person of the team in medium term.

Skills requirement: 

  • Experience in digital design (Verilog), ASIC and/or FPGAs design flow such as DC, RC, Vivado, Quartus, and simulation/debugging tools such as Modelsim, Ncsim, VCS, Chipscope, SignalTap.
  • Experience in PCI express protocol is highly appreciated.
  • Knowledge in C/C++.
  • Open to travel to USA and Bulgaria.
  • Motivated to work in an international organization split across France, USA (CA) and Taiwan.
  • Autonomous, self-organized and rigorous.
  • Solving, Programming Skills, Presenting Technical Information, Product Knowledge, Technical Understanding.
  • Creative and team spirited.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.

Your profile:

  • BSEE or equivalent in electronics (MSEE desirable)
  • 5-10 years of experience in digital design and/or verification.

Please send your application to sboucher@plda.com

 

IP Sales Engineer

Specialty: Semiconductor Intellectual Properties

Location: San Jose, CA, USA

Your mission: 

Assist VP Sales, drive territory customers’ relationships and PLDA resources to close licensing deals and maximize revenue for short and long term.

  • Develop deep understanding of accounts, buy-in decision factors, application(s) and roadmap.
  • Develop in depth relationship with key contributors at the accounts.
  • Derive and implement the strategy to win the accounts; execute and enhance PLDA sales methodology.
  • Enhance value of each opportunity, invest for the long term.
  • Drive sales operations: Customer meetings, pricing discussions, contract negotiations, executive involvement, technical support and FAE actions.
  • Manage the sales funnel / pipeline, develop success metrics and effective use of CRM tool.
  • Assist VP Sales with some of the activity in Asia (other than China) and EMEA.

Skills requirement: 

  • Outstanding team spirit and strong communication skills to operate in PLDA global/multicultural environment.
  • Fruitful interactions with PLDA Executive Management, Marketing, R&D and Application & Support teams.
  • Passion, positive attitude, coaching and leadership abilities and loves to travel.

Your profile:

  • 1-3 years of successful Sales experience, focusing on IP sales for ASICs and FPGAs.
  • Track record as part of high-performance sales operations.
  • The role requires working closely with distributors and reps in Asia (except China) and EMEA.
  • Minimum qualification is a bachelor’s in electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering, and 1-2 years Sales experience.

Please send your application to jobs@plda.com

 

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PLDA, an Engineering Company

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PLDA is an engineering and technology company 100% focused on high end innovative projects. 

Engineers have the opportunity to come and develop exciting projects highly expected by the semiconductor industry, enabling them to:

  • apply and improve their skills to innovative projects
  • develop new concepts in many different fields
  • discover and learn future technologies
  • develop their project management skills providing top-level expertise on customer projects