Place & Route Applications Engineer (1473) Cary, North Carolina

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title:  Place and Route Applications Engineer
Job Location:  US - NC - Cary ( RTP ) or US - CA – San Diego
Job Category:  Sales / Applications Engineering

 Position may be located in either Cary, NC or San Diego, CA

Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) is a global technology leader in Electronic Design Automation, providing software and hardware design solutions that help engineers around the world create new and innovative products. Each year, our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology in order to deliver smaller, faster and more reliable products that run the world’s high tech devices. 

Position Overview
Work with customers as a world leader in electronic software design solutions, providing services for the world's largest electronics and semiconductor companies. Continue to learn and support state of the art, Mentor Graphics’ Place and Route ( PnR) tools.  This position will provide technical sales support to the Americas' sales team.  As a Place & Route Applications Engineer, you will be part of a team of product specialists contributing to the success of our company by working to increase the deployment of Mentor Graphic’s Place and Route products in North America accounts.

The Place & Route Applications Engineer will be responsible for:
•Enabling customers to use and deploy Mentor Graphics family of Place and Route products in pre and post sales situations.
•Assisting Account Managers to determine sales execution strategy by identifying and qualifying the match-up between customer needs and Mentor Graphics products.
•Supporting sales activity with product demonstrations, evaluations, and competitive benchmarking.
•Providing technical support to customers including technical problem resolution and training.
•Communicating customers’ technical requirements to product marketing.
•Assisting customers with their software evaluations and benchmarks.


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BSEE required, MSEE preferred.
•5+ years of EDA or IC design experience in Place and Route, including hands-on experience with one/more of the following tools: Mentor ( Olympus-SoC ), Synopsys ( IC Compiler, Physical Compiler ), Cadence ( SoC Encounter ), and Magma ( Talus, BlastFusion )
•A strong understanding of Netlist-to-GDS flow. Experience in the areas of Floor planning, Placement, CTS, routing (65n and below), Signal integrity, static timing analysis and optimization, thorough understanding and full involvement in implementation of these phases in the physical design flow for large digital ASICs.
•Preference for 3+ years of demonstrated success within a software sales environment and a proven track record of promoting and supporting sales growth and new business development.
•Must have a clear understanding of competitive products, excellent communication skills and have a high motivation to learn leading edge technologies.
•Must be creative, persistent, and possess problem solving skills that avoid project stalls.

The Benefits
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.  Our world class benefits package includes up to 32 days of vacation/holiday pay per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance and much more.