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Circuit/ASIC Design Engineer

Date: 25-May-2021

Location: Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Technology Innovation Institute

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.


Cryptography Research Centre


In our connected digital world, secure and reliable cryptography is the foundation of digital information security and data integrity. We address the world’s most pressing cryptographic questions. Our work covers post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cloud encryption schemes, secure protocols, quantum cryptographic technologies and cryptanalysis.


Today, our research focuses on: 


  • Cryptography for the era of quantum computers
  • Cryptography for the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cryptography for the Cloud
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Cryptography engineering
  • Cryptanalysis


Position: Circuit/ASIC Design Engineer


Job Description



  • designing and implementing cryptographic hardware architectures for ASICs
  • applying circuit design techniques and optimizations to improve the performance and security of our IP cores and circuits
  • participating in cutting edge security research in deep submicron technologies
  • creating prototype chips



Skills required for the job



  • BS/MS degree in electrical/electronic/computer engineering or 3+ years of relevant experience in the industry
  • Strong knowledge of RTL coding, logic design principles along with timing and power implications
  • Good understanding of a wide range of (synchronous/asynchronous) digital and analog circuit design techniques
  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art CAD tools for ASICs
  • Hands-on experience running Spice simulations
  • Hands-on experience in design and analysis of low-power circuits, e.g. power gating, decaps, multi-vt
  • Experience with advanced CMOS HW designs
  • Ability to work collaboratively and remotely with others



Will be considered a plus



  • PhD in hardware/cryptography engineering (or closely related field)
  • Good understanding of deep submicron process issues
  • Understanding of implementation attacks (e.g., side-channel analysis and fault injection) and the corresponding countermeasures
  • Practical experience with UVM and assertion-based formal verification
  • Proven experience (papers, patents) doing academic/industrial research




At TII, we help society to overcome its biggest hurdles through a rigorous approach to scientific discovery and inquiry, using state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration with leading international institutions. Our rigorous discovery and inquiry-based approach helps to forge new and disruptive breakthroughs in advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, digital security, directed energy, quantum computing and secure systems.