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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 9/17/2017

Synopsys Pasadena, CA

Pasadena, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Senior Software Architect (Optical Solutions Group)

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group (OSG) is looking for software architect or senior software developer to work on the Software Development Group within OSG at Synopsys Inc. The purpose of the position is to provide innovative software development solutions while maintaining and expanding a scalable architecture for our flagship optical design and illumination software products
The Candidate s Key Responsibilities include:

* Build new software subsystems in C++ for our optical design software tools used by companies around the world

* Research new technologies then design and develop innovative new solutions to new challenges arising in target markets

* Actively participate in the development of a team culture using Agile methodologies

* Lead culture of product quality through developing logical, scalable, and maintainable architecture. Promote on-going practices of code refactoring, code reviews, unit testing, and performance regression test case creation and monitoring

* Actively seek out opportunities to expand knowledge and skills and then share with others

* Be comfortable working with a large code base and enthusiastic about improving the underlying software architecture

* Lead by example and influence others in software best practices including actively participating in peer reviews of their own work and the work of others

Specification of new position:

* 6-15 years of experience as a top performing technical software developer

* Strong command of all aspects of Object Oriented Design, modern C++, and Software engineering techniques

* Thorough understanding of modern software architecture, including multithreaded and GPU architectures and the ability to debug difficult timing and data reduction issues

* Demonstrated strong numerical methods ability used to solve Multi-Physics, Computational Geometry, Thermal/Structural Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, or Computational Electrodynamics problems

* Demonstrated ability to research and understand technical documentation, to formulate new solutions to previously unsolved technical software problems

Knowledge and expertise in any of the following areas is a plus:

* Knowledge of Optics

* Experience with Solid Modeling Kernels

* Experience with transformations of solutions to cloud-based environments

Why come to work for the OSG R&D Group*

* Desirable and vibrant Old Town Pasadena CA location near unique shopping, renowned restaurants, and convenient public transportation

* Collaborative style working environment in a modern, professionally designed, and well-lit office with ample windows

* Participate in Software Innovation Initiative that allows developers to suggest projects they believe have significant value and gives them time to work on those problems

* Work on an Agile self-directed team supported by management who provides broad but clear goals.

* Provide software solutions to world leading companies that design most of the consumer electronics and advanced lighting products we use every day

* Live a team responsibility process that focuses on win-win solutions as the norm and not the exception

* Work with some of the brightest engineers in both the Software and Optics fields who support each other in a multi-disciplined environment

* Leverage the best of the world s leading Electronic Design Automation software company with the world s leading Computer Aided Optical Design software company to solve problems that have never been solved before


Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. - See more at:

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