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Company Profile

Pulsic’s products and solutions are used to solve today’s most challenging IC design problems.

Pulsic’s Animate Design Solution is a revolutionary new automated Analog layout system that produces multiple, high quality, fully routed layouts in minutes from an OpenAccess schematic. Its novel and unique multithreaded PolyMorphic layout technology concurrently generates optimal layouts which can then be extracted to generate early parasitics to explore design options in a fraction of the time it would take manually.

The Pulsic Planning Solution is used for chip planning, bus/repeater planning, power planning and hierarchical signal planning in designing hierarchical custom digital, custom ASIC, FPGA, microprocessors, Memory, LCD/LED, or other ASSP designs.

Pulsic’s Implementation Solutions include the Pulsic Custom Placer and the Pulsic Custom Router. The Custom Router includesthe patented Unity Spine and Stitch Router, the most efficient and highest performance router for extreme aspect ratio designs, including DRAM, Flash memory, Imaging, LCD/LED , DSP and other non conventional aspect ratios.

Pulsic’s solutions also include extraction, signal integrity, STA and other features to deliver a complete back end physical design flow for custom digital, analog and mixed signal designs.

Pulsic solutions can be seamlessly incorporated into any flow because of its integration and interfaces to cdba, Open Access, LEF/DEF, Verilog, SDC, DSPF, .lib and other industry standard interfaces and library formats.

Current Job Openings


Position: Senior/Principal Applications Engineer  – San Jose, CA

Pulsic is at an exciting time in it’s evolution as it readies the roll out of a completely new platform – Animate™ – which targets the transistor level market (analog and digital) to complete the company’s mission of addressing the spectrum of Custom IC Physical design alongside it’s established block and cell-level platform Unity™

As a result, Pulsic has a requirement for a dynamic and experienced “Senior/Principal Applications Engineer” (depending on experience) who’s background will include having a broad knowledge of the analog/mixed-signal market and a detailed understanding of the technical challenges in using automated tools in this environment.  Subsequently, your responsibilites will be:

  • Driving engagements with leading analog/mixed-signal IC companies
  • Leading new customers from initial engagement and evaluation through to commercial success
  • Driving the product specifications with R&D at a corporate level

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Demonstrating to prospective customers
  • Debugging customer issues
  • Technical liaison between Customers and UK based R&D team
  • Product testing

The role therefore demands a strong customer-focused individual with the ability to grow and foster good relationships with large analog/mixed-signal IC customers.  The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to Pulsic’s commercial and technical performance targets by demonstrating the full capabilities of the Animate technology to customers during each stage of the development, beta test and product release cycle.

Position in Organisation: Senior/Principal Applications Engineer – Animate

Will form both part of US Pulsic Inc. team contributing to their commercial success, but can also have a corporate responsibility to the CAE team in shaping the technical capabilities and direction of the Animate technology.


  • U.S as primary responsibility
  • World Wide as required

Tasks and Responsibilities

Pulsic is targeting high volume accounts for it’s new Animate platform at top US analog/mixed signal IC design companies, aligned to an ordered market segmentation strategy where possible. To facilitate this, you will be directly involved in:

  • Developing demonstrations
  • Demonstrating to prospective customers
  • Support existing U.S. customers
  • Specifying any increments and enhancements to the product
  • Testing new functionality
  • Supporting R&D in understanding functional requirements
  • Developing automated tests to ensure functional compliance

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of analog/mixed-signal IC layout design
  • 10+ years experience of ‘back-end’ physical IC design – you must be familiar with the concepts and challenges of IC circuit design
  • You must have experience of working with custom analog/mixed-signal transistor level EDA tools (e.g. Cadence’s Virtuoso platform, Synopsys Galaxy)
  • Experience of schematic driven layout, floor-planning, place & route software, DRC/LVS, parasitic extraction are highly desirable
  • Scripting skills (tcl, python, skill)

Desired Attributes

  • Proven commercial and technical abilities
  • Fluency in English is essential, with excellent written and verbal skills
  • Open minded with good listening skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter equally capable of working on his/her own and as part of a team

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base salary
  • Performance based bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision health care plan

Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter to jobs@pulsic.com




Position: Electronic Design Automation Software Engineer  – Newcastle, England

Have you ever looked at your smartphone and wondered how the silicon chips, that power it, were designed?  Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software is some of the most advanced and algorithmically complex in existence.

Pulsic is building the next generation of EDA tools, these tools enable IC designers to layout the very latest silicon chips. Working with massive complexity and intricate design rules demanded by sub 20nm IC designs.

At Pulsic our aim is to build exceptionally smart software that is stupidly easy to use. Great software has no options!

Creating software that “just” does the right thing with minimal guidance from the user is extremely technically and intellectually challenging, and we are looking for exceptional engineers to join us with this challenge.

Successful candidates will be deeply involved in the development and implementation of a new EDA technology with a strong focus on computational geometry, geometry manipulation and algorithmic complexity.

We are looking for a software engineer with a top degree (preferably MSc or PhD) and exceptional talent for algorithm development. Although advantageous, EDA experience is not essential.

The position would be ideal for an ambitious Software Engineer looking for a new challenge with a Mathematics or Computer Science PhD who has a proven and innovative approach to research and software development OR software engineers with relevant industry experience.

Position: EDA Software Engineer.

Competitive Compensation Program

Key Skills: Grade A or B in A-level mathematics, Russell Group science degree, algorithmic software development, excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Desirable skills: C/C++, QT, multi-threading, EDA development, Graph Theory, Network Theory, 2D Computational Geometry, Data-Structure Design, Complexity Theory.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Holiday: 25 days

Bonus Plan

Stock Options

Company Pension


Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter to recruit_newcastle@pulsic.com


Position: National Accounts Sales Manager  – San Jose, CA

Position Summary:

The National Account Sales Manager is responsible for managing the complete life cycle of the sale from prospecting to close. You will build and maintain relationships with key personnel in prospective customer organizations. You will be supported by, and work with, cross-functional teams in Pulsic, to enable you to deliver a set of specific solutions to selected accounts. ​

You will work with the Marketing team to direct lead generation, and the Applications teams to propose and deliver solutions that meet the demanding design automation requirements of Pulsic’s target market in custom and Analog/mixed Signal design. ​

The ideal candidate may currently be running or working in a major or global accounts team, with experience of multi-year, multi-million dollar sales. This is a ‘hands on’ role, but for someone who wants to take the lead role in establishing and growing a team that drives new business sales in large accounts, it is an excellent opportunity.

You will bring with you a proven track record of major account management, and of licensing solutions based software and services to global brand name semiconductor companies in the memory, communications, microprocessor and other custom design market segments.​

Role and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with corporate management and marketing to define and develop an effective sales plan including named accounts, value propositions and key differentiators
  • Build relationships with individual customers in target accounts through face to face meetings, and the use of seminars, webinars, and other communications media
  • Manage the sales process from initial discussion to close and manage deployment of available resources to generate booking as expeditiously as possible
  • Meet ​quarterly and annual revenues quota and provide reporting on monthly forecast and weekly progress to corporate management
  • Management and co-ordination of targeted events in major accounts to promote awareness and sell benefits of new technology to all customers and decision makers in target major account organization
  • Communicate and coordinate with team members in the U.S., corporate HQ in the UK and Asia to share/​leverage other sales successes with Pulsic products

Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience of Sales in the software industry, preferably in EDA, with experience of managing or working in a national accounts or major accounts team at an EDA vendor
  • Demonstrable track record of consistency in meeting financial sales targets
  • Good understanding of the EDA ecosystem and the semiconductor market and segmentation
  • Proven experience of working in or managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver bundles of products and services to customers that meet long term needs
  • Proven strategic thinker with excellent planning skills and the capability to build relationships with customers, decision makers and ‘naysayers’ with an NIE mindset

Desired Attributes/Skills:

  • A creative problem solver with outstanding sales skills, able to think on one’s feet, and the ability to present cohesive, convincing arguments without resorting to clichés
  • High level of ambition with ability to balance risk taking with good business acumen
  • Ability to present financial and technical benefits to ‘C’ level executives, and technical and engineering management at prospective customers
  • A superior communicator who is a strong, out-going personality with ability to gain consensus across an organization
  • Ability to travel at short notice
  • Must be able to thrive under pressure, and enjoy a fast paced, constantly fluctuating environment with deadline-driven goals
  • Good technical acumen with ability to translate technical advantages to a business benefit
  • Outstanding program/​project management skills with an ability to multitask several projects simultaneously


Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter to jobs@pulsic.com


Pulsic Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.