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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Principal Software Engineer in United States

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.


  • Develop and design Electronic Design Automation software that provides physical routing capabilities for IC Package and Printed Circuit Board design.

  • Software development, debug and analysis in C/C++.

  • Collaborate with Product Engineering and Customer Support to understand and capture requirements.

  • Develop detailed functional specifications for new feature development and enhancements.

  • Design advanced algorithms related to computational geometry, physical design databases and optimization. Profiling the solution and implementing performance improvements.

    The Team:

At Cadence, we have a dedicated team of self driven, self motivated engineers. We hold true to our motto of “One Cadence, One Team” and have a core belief in integrity and accountability. This team is developing Electronic Design Automation software focused on auto-routing and interactive routing of PCB and Package design.


  • 2-3 years work experience in C/C++ programming.

  • Must have a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other science/engineering related field.

  • Analytical skills, grasp of using classical data structures, algorithms and understanding complexity

  • Experience with development in C++ and OOD , STL/Boost and design patterns

  • Ability to develop/debug under Windows and Linux environment

Desired skills:

  • Cross-platform UX/UI design using QT

  • Background in Computational geometry

  • Experience with EDA software and Printed Circuit Design

  • Experience developing PCB routing algorithms and solution

  • Experience in solving optimization problems, developing graph, heuristic, approximation, ML algorithms

    We’re doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can’t.

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 semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the 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.