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Graduate Job Graduate Virtual Prototyping Engineer Intern - Synopsys

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: Synopsys01
Salary: £16,000 - 20,000 p.a  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Ref code - 2921 - Engineer Placement   
Closing Date - 3 March 2013
Location - Edinburgh and Lothian
Salary - £16,000 - 20,000 p.a

Job summary

Synopsys has an exciting opportunity for an Engineering graduate to work on virtual prototyping of embedded systems. This is a 6 month placement based in Livingston with a high possibility of converting to a permanent role. Training will be provided.

Job Description

Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in delivering semiconductor design software, intellectual property (IP), design for manufacturing (DFM) solutions and professional services that companies use to design systems-on-chips (SoCs) and electronic systems.

The company's products enable semiconductor, manufacturing, computer, communications, consumer electronics and other companies that develop electronic products to improve performance, increase productivity and achieve predictable success from systems to silicon.

Project objectives

Based in Livingston, near Edinburgh, Scotland, you will work in a strong team environment to develop high performance pre-silicon virtual platforms and models for use by top semiconductor companies worldwide. This will involve the modelling of leading edge IP, peripherals and embedded platforms based on Synopsys’ leading technology.

Role Description

The graduate will be involved in working in all aspects of modelling, contributing to Synopsys’ customer engagements and products.

Duties will include:

·         Developing SystemC transaction-level models based on customer specifications

·         Constructing virtual platforms from transaction-level models

·         Developing embedded software for validation of virtual platforms.

Skills / Experience


·         Excellent programming skills. Practical usage of C and C++.

·         Some hardware knowledge or embedded systems experience

·         The ability to interpret device specifications

·         Strong problem solving and communication skills are essential.


·         SystemC knowledge and previous transaction-level modelling experience are beneficial but not essential as training will be provided

·         Low-level embedded software skills or assembler knowledge is a bonus

·         Linux/Android porting or driver development knowledge is a strong advantage.


Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Electronics or relevant discipline (preferably 2:1 or above).


As part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from the TSGPP team and may have access to a residential Leadership and Business skills training course.  You can find more information on our placement training pages.

Additional Info

Location: Livingston, West Lothian

Start Month/Date: May 2013 but negotiable

Placement length: 6 months with a strong possibility of converting to a permanent role.

Location: Scotland

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