Place & Route Applications Engineer (1741) Fremont, California

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title:  Place & Route Applications Engineer
Job Location:  US - CA - Fremont
Job Category:  Applications Engineering / Sales


Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) is a global technology leader in electronic design automation software.  Our software tools enable companies around the world to develop new and highly innovative electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.  Our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology and physics in order to deliver better products in the increasingly complex world of chip, board and system design. 


Position Overview
This position will provide technical selling support to the Americas' sales team out of the Fremont office. As a Place & Route Applications Engineer, you will be part of a team of product specialists contributing to the success of account managers working to increase the deployment of Mentor Graphics Place and Route products in North America accounts.

Responsibilities Include:
•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.
•Conducts ongoing assessment of tool and process needs; identifying areas, proposing and implementing solutions to systems needs
•Communicating customers’ technical requirements to product marketing.


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BSEE required, MSEE preferred.
•Requires 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)
•Requires 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.
•Experience with Synopsys PrimeTime and StarRC or similar industry standard tools a plus.
•Prefer a minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated success within a software sales environment and a proven track record of promoting and supporting of sales growth and new business development are required.
•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.
•Strong analytical skills and time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities while delivering high level results.


Mentor 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/holidays per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Life, Short/Long Term Disability and much more.