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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Product Validation Engineer II (Greater Boston area) - PCB Design & Layout in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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Product Validation Engineer II

We are seeking a passionate and motivated PCB layout engineer to join our development team in support of the Cadence Allegro product line. This position is part of a multi-faceted team comprised of several design disciplines including: PCB Design, IC packaging, MCAD, Signal Integrity, Thermal, and Logical Capture. This position is responsible for the verification of the Cadence products used by PCB layout engineers, to ensure our products exceed the users expectations. There is tremendous opportunity for growth in this position working directly with experts in many disciplines.

Location: Burlington, Massachusetts (Greater Boston area)


  • 2 years’ experience in the Printed circuit design domain or IPC CID certified

  • Previous user of a PCB Design tool

  • Understanding of physical and spacing constraints which apply to PCB design

  • Understanding the basics of standard PCB stackup constructions

  • Basic understanding of PCB design flow: logic entry to PCB and export of MFG tooling

  • Some library experience building PCB Padstacks and footprints

  • Component placement experience

  • Good understanding of via constructions used for routing

  • Experience routing designs with delay and diff pair requirements

  • Had responsibility for the creation of PCB related documents for the manufacture and assembly of a PCB

  • Must have strong communication skills oral and written

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Duties:Evaluation of product/feature requirements, examination of functional specifications, interactive testing of features created, test automation support (using Allegro scripts, no coding experience required), authoring of bugs detected and enhancements as recommended.

Plus items not required: • Tool experience: Allegro PCB Designer, Altium, PAD PCB, Boards Station, AutoCAD, Concept HDL, Capture, Valor• Design Experience: Symbol librarian, board prep-work, design rule assignments, flex and rigid flex, bbvia routing• Platform experience: Windows, Linux

Must be authorized to work in the US for at least 3 years from date of hire.

Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced systems that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences. Thanks to the outstanding Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our shared passion for solving the world’s toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence. Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.

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