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Implementation Technical Specialist, SoC DFE ASIC Top

Applied R&D
MN Mobile Networks
2200000H59 Requisition #

Come create the technology that helps the world act together


Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here, will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.


To strengthen our teams, we are looking for




The team you'll be part of


Our Mobile Networks Business Group is a leader in wireless mobility networks and associated services. With more than 3.500 patent families essential for 5G we have a strong 5G portfolio and are a front runner in open and virtualized radio access networks (O-RAN and vRAN).

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You will be part of our Digital Front End (DFE) ASIC team where more than 100 professionals are working on Nokia ReefShark family of System-on-Chips (SoC): ReefShark | Nokia Networks


We are responsible of custom silicon which is a key element in our strategy to gain technology leadership in 5G networks. We are working with state-of-the art tools and have access to latest silicon technologies. Our team is diverse with 13 different nationalities represented. Working language is English.


What you will learn and contribute to


We are looking for experienced implementation technical specialist. An engineer who is willing to do and lead SoC implementation activities and capable to use the needed tools.  9+ years of SOC/FPGA implementation experience is expected. In addition, any experience with SoC/FPGA/IP development is considered as an advantage. In this position you should have the motivation and skills to lead, support, teach and coach less experienced implementation engineers. 


Basic requirements for implementation technical specialist are very good understanding and practical experience of synthesis, STA, timing closure and formal verification. Role, compensation and job grade will be tailored according to your experience and  competence.


You are ready to share your knowledge and skills with the people you work with. You are a team player but can also work independently. You communicate well in a multi-cultural team in English.


As part of our team, you will:

  • Participate in outlining System-on-Chip top-level activities
  • Work with various design groups across different disciplines (RTL design, verification, DFT & layout) to meet timing closure, area, power, and performance requirements.
  • Perform logic synthesis, logic equivalence checking, static timing analysis, power estimation and hand-off checks using best-in-class methodologies
  • Analyze log and report files to ensure the tools are getting the required results
  • Develop the scripts to get the required results within the scheduled milestones
  • Advising RTL designers and junior implementation designers related to constraints, timing closure & vendor requirements


Your skills and experience

 You have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong hands-on experience from SoC development and complete understanding of the SoC design flow and process
  • Good understanding of Linux environment and RTL requirements for synthesis
  • Good experience of scripting languages like TCL, Python, Perl
  • Good working attitude and co-operation skills in a multi-cultural team
  • Fluent spoken and written English


It would be nice if you also had some of these skills:

  • Low power understanding
  • Experience of DFT, P&R or floor plannin
  • Knowhow of packages, thermal, testing, product engineering


If this could be the next step forward in your career, please submit your application by 30.9.2022.



What we offer


Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes for up to 3 days a week remotely or even permanent remote working agreement within Finland, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered. 


On our Oulu site, Home of Radio, we have gym with sauna and possibility to take part on group exercises e.g. kettlebell, fitness boxing or body care classes. You are included to our incentive plan and are accompanied by your own Buddy throughout your Onboarding process. Not to mention support provided by your multinational team members. For senior positions we offer Company Car Benefit and our international hires are supported with extensive relocation package. In addition, we offer 3 month paid leave for a newborn or adopted child´s parent and extensive learning possibilities to extend your professional skills to the desired direction.

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Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer


Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:


  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation


At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.


Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.


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