Careers

Cortus is in a substantial growth phase.

We are recruiting talented engineers for all aspects of ASIC design, implementation and related software including:

  • Digital front end design
  • Processor design and optimisation
  • Analog design, layout and characterisation
  • RF design, layout and characterisation
  • Mixed signal design
  • Floor planning and layout
  • Memory design, layout, yield enhancement
  • RTOS and device drivers
  • Embedded protocol stack
  • LLVM and toolchain optimisation
  • IDE integration
  • Low Power optimisation
  • Certification expert (safety and security)
  • Process engineering (particularly around 28nm to 55nm nodes)
  • DFT
  • Embedded Software

… get in touch!

Our Design Centres are located in:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Greece

Contact us to discuss how you would fit into one of our teams of experts.


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    Open Positions

    Amongst our open positions are:

    SENIOR DIGITAL IC DESIGNER – MAUGUIO (34) AND MEYREUIL (13) (FR)

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    Description of the role: 

    To strengthen our digital hardware team in Cortus, we are looking for various “Senior digital IC hardware engineers” (F/H), to our sites of Meyreuil (13) and Mauguio (34).

    Reporting to the Technical Director, you will integrate the existing digital team and work closely with the system architects and the mixed signal team.

    You will be involve in :

      • Participate in the development of architectures of embedded systems with processor for the design of SoC
      • Develop modules (intellectual properties) following the company’s methodologies
      • Work on the entire design : specification, design, simulation, synthesis and testing

    In a context of development on microprocessors, you will also be required to work on embedded software applications, mainly for the purposes of benchmarks, tests and demonstrators.

    You will be required to work on technologies such as High Performance Computing (HPC), RISC-V or AI.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread over several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer sciences or equivalent
    • Proven 5+ years of experience as digital designer
    • Experience with RTL simulations
    • Proficiency to design using System Verilog or VHDL
    • Experience with development tools for RTL synthesis and debug
    • Knowledge of Design For Testability (DFT) techniques
    • Basic experience in Digital Signal Processing
    • Knowledge of FPGA and ASIC
    • English language: written and spoken

    Highly Desired Skills:

    • Experience in UVM process and Coverage-Driven constrained Random functional verification
    • Matlab
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Scripting languages (e.g. Python, shell, e.g.)

    Job Type and Primary Location:

    • Full time and permanent
    • Remote working up to 2 days per week
    • Primary location
      • Meyreuil (13), France
      • Mauguio (34), France
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Flexible hours
    • Referral bonus
    • Holiday bonus

    VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION ENGINEER – MAUGUIO (34) AND MEYREUIL (13) (FR)

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    Mission 

    • Perform system check at SoC level
    • Perform IP verification
    • Create behavioral models
    • Write validation plans and validation reports
    • Implement tests and simulations

    Cortus is a multicultural environment company with various working worldwide.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer sciences or equivalent
    • Proven 5 years of experience
    • Strong experience on digital verification methodologies
    • Understand and debug digital RTL
    • Determine technology requirements, dependencies and deliverables based on project specifications
    • Experience in writing IP verification plans, creating tests benches and automating regression test suits to ensure 100 % coverage prior tape-out
    • Experience with mixed signal (analog, digital) verification methodologies using state of the art EDA tools
    • Capability in developing behavioral models for analog IPs, understand and debug analog schematics
    • Knowledge Design For Testability (DFT) techniques
    • Knowledge in configuration database management (Git, SVN)
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language: written and spoken

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Basic experience with RISC-V ISA
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Script programming language (e.g. perl, shell, python)
    • Familiar with real-time embedded software (especially debugging)

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time and permanent
    • Remote working up to 2 days per week
    • Primary location
      • Mauguio (34), France
      • Meyreuil (13), France
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Flexible hours
    • Referral bonus
    • Holiday bonus

    EMBEDDED SDK DEVELOMENT ENGINEER – MAUGUIO (34) (FR)

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    To strengthen our embedded software team at CORTUS, we are opening “Embedded SDK Development Engineer” (m/f) positions for our site Montpellier-Mauguio (34).

    Responsibilities

    We are looking to design a complete low-level and RTOS solution to facilitate the development and the deployment of customer applications.

    Your will be in charge of :

    • Participate in the development of Software Development Kits (SDK) for our customer’s SoCs
    • Participate in the development of the solution constituting the ecosystem of our tools, based on the Cortus tool chain (compiler, debugger, IDE)
    • In charge on implementing solutions that meet specific development needs for Cortus SoC architectures in a real-time and automotive environment

    You will participate in the prototyping phase of SoC solutions by providing software support for the validation of peripheral functionalities.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer sciences
    • Proven 2 years of experiences as embedded software developer
    • Proficiency with C/C++ and scripting
    • Knowledge of real-time systems (FreeRTOS, Micrium, RIoT)
    • Knowledge of CMSIS type on-board pilot solutions
    • English language: written and spoken

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Sub-gigahertz stacks
    • NBIoT or 3GPP stacks

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time and permanent
    • Remote working up to 2 days per week
    • Primary location
      • Mauguio (34), France
    • Flexible hours
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Referral bonus
    • Holiday bonus

    SOFTWARE TEST DEVELOPER – MAUGUIO (34) (FR)

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    Responsibilities

    Within the soft team present at the head office (Mauguio) you will be required to carry out the tests of our tool chain for SoC (System-On-Chip) which consists of a GCC compiler, a debugger GDB, from an Eclipse-based IDE.

    In order to guarantee the conformity of our deliveries on functionality and quality criteria, you will be in charge of :

    • Test plan
    • Reporting technical information to the design team

    Rigorous, you will be attentive ti the quality of the product and will have a proactive attitude on improving the user experience

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bac +2 to Bac +3
    • Proven 2 years of experience in software development
    • Experience with JAVA
    • Experience with scripting language (Makefile, Python)
    • Experience with Linux environment
    • Writing test reports
    • English language : written and spoken

    Highly Desired Skills

    • C++ development
    • Knowledge of embedded systems
    • Maintenance of test plans
    • ISTQB certification

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time and permanent
    • Primary location
      • Mauguio (34), France
    • Remote working up to 2 days per week
    • Flexible hours
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Referral bonus
    • Holiday bonus

    LINUX SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR – MAUGUIO (34) (FR)

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    Responsibilities

    You will be in charge of managing the computer park and the network on Mauguio and Meyreuil sites.

    You will have to ensure the smooth running of the company network, the maintenance and repair of defective equipment, the configuration of employee accounts, the management of VPNs and virtual machines.

    We would also like to be able to entrust you with the management of the machines managing the compilations of our tools (based on GNU) by ensuring the updates and the automation of these tasks.

    Knowledge of compiling and installing open-source package is a plus.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bac +2 to Bac +3
    • Proven 2+ years
    • Maintenance of networks and computer equipment
    • Installation and configuration of operating systems (Linux)
    • Webserver, GitHub, Nexus, VPN, Virtual Machines, NFS, SMB, LDAP
    • Firewall configuration, Remote Secure Access, DNS

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time and permanent
    • Primary location
      • Mauguio (34), France
    • Remote working up to 2 days per week
    • Flexible hours
    • Restaurant vouchers
    • Referral bonus
    • Holiday bonus

    BACK-END Engineers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on next generation IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader  in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for the best talents for proactive Mid/Senior Back-End/Layout Design Engineers (m/f) for our R&D centers of excellence, particularly in LECCE (Italy) where is planned to hire 15+ engineers by 2022 in order to strengthen our on site-team.

    The candidate must have a background in electronic design with at least 3+ years of experience in integrating IP from external and internal suppliers and be able to streamline layout activities and drive IP requirements in the physical domain. He/she will, (i) work closely with design teams to understand system spec and control physical aspects early in the desugn flow and (ii) assess layout requirements with external partners validating their outputs and keeping track the project schedule for the Back-End side.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread over several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications or equivalent
    • Deep experience in translating schematics to mask Layouts
    • Experience with all aspects of physical ASIC/SoC integration including floorplanning, clock and power distribution, global signal planning, I/O planning and hard IP integration
    • Experience with layout implementation criticalities (e.g. matching, electro-migration, Latch-Up and ESD)
    • Capability to handle main Physical Design Verification flow steps performing LVS, DRC, ERC, and all required verifications with and corresponding main EDA tools
    • Capability to handle top-level layout integration tape-out process, which involves generation of bond diagram/RDL, final clean GDS database and proper documentation
    • Knowledge about Analog-On-Top and digital-On-Top approach and methodologies, P&R flow steps
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Script programming language (e.g.perl, shell, phyton)
    • Familiar with packaging engineering

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time and permanent
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2201-BEE.

    DIGITAL VERIFICATION Engineers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on the next generation of IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for Mid/Senior Digital Verification Engineers (m/f) for our R&D  centers of excellence, particularly in LECCE (Italy) where is planned to hire 15+ engineers by 2022 in order to strengthen our on-site team.

    The candidate must have a background in digital electronic design with at lesat 5+ years of experience in design and verification languages (Verilog, SystemVerilog), methodologies (Formal, UVM) and well knowledged of the entire VLSI flow.

    The candidate will be well versed with verification methodology and create verification plan as well as test bench architecture to run digital and top-level simulations using state of the eart EDA tools.

    He/She will directly interact with system architects, Digital design team, AMS design teams to lead the verification flows of the CORTU’S SoC family product for wireless connectivity.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread over several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer Science or equivalent
    • Deep experience in defining IPs test specification in closed collaboration with product definers and architects
    • Strong experience on digital verification methodologies (Formal and UVM) using state of the art EDA tools
    • Understand and debug digital RTL
    • Determine technology requirements, dependencies and deliverables based on project specifications
    • Experience in writing IP verification plans, creating test benches and automating regression test suites to mesure 100% coverage prior tape-out
    • Experience with mixes signal (analog, digital) verification methodologies using state state of the art EDA tools
    • Capability in developing behavioral models for analog IPs, understand and debug analog schematics
    • Knowledge of Design For Testability (DFT) techniques
    • Knowledge in configuration database management (Git, SVN)
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Basic Experience with RISK-V ISA
    • Basic Experience in Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Script programming language (e.g. perl, shell, phyton)
    • Familiar with real-time embedded software (especially debugging)

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time with permanent contract
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2205-DIG.

    FPGA DSP Engineers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on next generation IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for Mid/Senior FPGA/DSP Design Engineers (m/f) for our R&D centers of excellence, particurlarly in LECCE (Italy) where is planned to hire 15+ engineers by 2022 in order to strengthen our on-site team.

    The candidate must have a background in digital electronic design with at lesat 5+ years of experience in hardware development languages (e.g. Verilog and System Verilog), and well knowledged of the entire VLSI flow.

    The candidate will be well versed with verification methodology and test bench architecture as well as simulation of designs using software tools and FPGA platforms. He/She will directly interact with Digital Design, AMS teams and the software team to lead prototyping and emulation flows of System-on-Chip in-house developed.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread over several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer Science or equivalent
    • Deep Experience in design, simulate and implement synthesizable RTL for high performance DSP functions on FPGAs platform using VHDL or Verilog
    • Deep Experience in FPGA design, simulation/verification, synthesis, timing constraints and timing closure, clock domain crossing, verification and debugging
    • Experience to perform architecture and RTL design of 5G Nb-IoT and BLE wireless commhnication systems including documentation, RTL coding, unit and system level simulation
    • Experience with ModelSim, Microsemi Libero, Matlab/Simulink, or equivalent, main FPGA software suite (e.g.Vivado, Quartus), and GIT/Gitlab integration
    • Capability to handle board level integration with hardware, software and drive developers
    • Knowledge of implementing Finite Impulse Response (FIR & IIR) Filters, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Kalma, filter, noise estimation, etc. design structures
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Familiar with OFDM digital signa modulation and demodulation
    • Experience with RISK-V ISA
    • Experience in UVM process and Coverage-Driven Constrained Random functional verification
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Script programming language (e.g. perl, shell, phyton)
    • Familiar with real-time embedded software (especially debugging)

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time with permanent contract
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2202-SYS.

    PMIC Designers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on next generation IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for the best talents for Junior/Mid Power Management IC Design Engineers (m/f) for our R&D centers of excellence in LECCE (Italy) where is planned to hire 15+ engineers by 2022 in order to strenghen our on-site team.

    The candidate must have a solid background in Analog and Mixed Signal microelectronic with at least 2+ years of experience in power management IC design.

    As a Power Management IC designer, you will develop new efficient DC/DC IPs (e.g. bucks, boosts, buck-boosts converters, charge pumps, chargers, LDOs) and implement circuit design with best-practice layout techniques.

    He/She will directly interact with system architects, AMS design teams and Back-End engineers for the integration of the Power Management functions into the CORTUS’ SoC family product for wireless connectivity.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar to deal in working within a multicultural environment and teams displaced over multiple global locations.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications or equivalent
    • Deep Experience in design and optimization of voltage regulator high level architecture and low-level circuits, knowing wich are suitable for given applications
    • Experience in Power Management architecture tipologies, such as PWM control, constant-on-timr control, and voltage/current mode controls
    • Capability to handle the design of CMOS/BCD power management circuits (nuck, boost, LDOs, bandgaps, bias, comparaors, and op-amps) with main EDA tools and meeting performance, area, power and speed constraints
    • Capability to review and provide feedback for Printed Circuit Board design from a power perspective and associated I/O
    • Knowledge of physical construction and characteristics of capacitor and inductors (on-chip and off-chip)
    • Knowledge of Latch-Up and ESD phenomena to assure the functional security of the system
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Experience modeling circuits in Matlab, VerilogA, Python, or C for concepts prior to implementation
    • Validate analog/power design on a lab bench using spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc
    • Design with detailed testability, write test plans for trim ans calibration, collaborate with test engineers
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Script programming language (e.g. perl, shell, phyton)
    • Familiar with real-time embedded software (especially debugging)

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time with permanent contract
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2203-AMS.

    RF Designers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on next generation IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for Mid/senior Radio Frequency Design engineers by 2022 in order to strengthen our on-site team.

    The candidate must have a solid background in RF microelectronic with at least 3+ years of experience in Radio Frequency IC design.

    As a Radio Frequency Ic designer, the candidate will specify, design, layout and test Radio frequency (e.g. Pa, LNA, mixer, HF oscillators, LO driver, VGA and TIA blocks in deep sub-micron CMOS technology) directly interacting with system architects, Digital design team, AMS design teams and test engineers for the integration of the RF dunctions into the CORTUs’ SoC family product for wireless connectivity.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread overs several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications or equivalent
    • Direct tape-out experience in design and test of one or more of the following RF blocks: PA, LNA, mixer, HF oscillators, LO driver, VGA and TIA
    • Experience in Power Management architecture tipologies, such as PWM control, constant-on-timr control, and voltage/current mode controls
    • Capability to handle the design of CMOS/BCD power management circuits (nuck, boost, LDOs, bandgaps, bias, comparaors, and op-amps) with main EDA tools and meeting performance, area, power and speed constraints
    • Capability to review and provide feedback for Printed Circuit Board design from a power perspective and associated I/O
    • Knowledge of physical construction and characteristics of capacitor and inductors (on-chip and off-chip)
    • Knowledge of Latch-Up and ESD phenomena to assure the functional security of the system
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Experience modeling circuits in Matlab, VerilogA, Python, or C for concepts prior to implementation
    • Validate analog/power design on a lab bench using spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc
    • Design with detailed testability, write test plans for trim ans calibration, collaborate with test engineers
    • Software development using C/C++
    • Script programming language (e.g. perl, shell, phyton)
    • Familiar with real-time embedded software (especially debugging)

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time with permanent contract
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2204-AMS.

    TEST Engineers – LECCE, IT

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    Cortus is working on next generation IoT connectivity modems building up 5G massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) chipset that will define ultra-low power, high reliability and low-cost benchmarks for SoC products that rely on NB-IoT, BLE and IEEE 802.15.4.

    To become a chip leader in wireless connectivity for the IoT market, we are looking for Mid/senior Radio Frequency Design engineers by 2022 in order to strengthen our on-site team.

    The candidate must have a solid background in microelectronic with at least 3+ years of hands-on experience in developing test plans, developing ATE test program, for validation of silicon SoC.

    As a Test engineer, the candidate will specify and develop product functional characterization process as well as definition of test plans and DFT patterns for volume production. He/She will directly interact with system architect, Digital Design teams, AMS teams and the software team to lead the test process for functional verification and mass production of the CORTUS’ SoC family product for wireless connectivity.

    The ideal applicants should be familiar on working in a multicultural environment and with teams spread overs several sites.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Engineering masters degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Computer science or equivalent
    • Hands-on experience with lab test and validation equipment (e.g. oscilloscope, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer, radio communication tester, etc
    • Expertise in test strategies development, test plans definition, DFT, patterns
    • Experience in crafting and debugging ATE software programs and hardware for characterization, qualification, and production of SoC devices
    • Profiency in programming with Scripting languages (i.e, perl, shell, phyton) and high level languages (i.e, C/C++ or visual Basic)
    • Infographic capability to documents the tests and test results
    • Capability to handle board level integration with hardware, software and drive developers
    • Knowledge in storage products is desires as well as familiarity with ATE architecture, and IC packaging techniques and types
    • Knowledge of Semiconductor Manufacturing Process and understanding of semiconductor product life cycle
    • Scheduling and reporting activities
    • English language written and spoken
    • Proven communication/interpersonal skills
    • Able to assume responsability for a variety of technical tasks and troubleshooting
    • Strong sense of reponsability and ability to achieve deadlines

    Highly Desired Skills

    • Familiar with VLSI digital formal Verification and Validation design flow
    • Familiarity with failure analysis techniques
    • Experience with data analysis software in support of characterization reports and yiels reporting tools such as excel vba, galaxy or data conductor

    Job Type and Primary Location

    • Full time with permanent contract
    • Primary location
      • LECCE (Apulia region), Italy
    • Application reference : CRTS-IT-LE-2206-TST.

    Benefits of Working at Cortus

    An attractive salary, luncheon vouchers, health insurance. Collaboration and teamwork are highly valued and accomplishments are duly celebrated.

    Cortus commits to a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from candidates willing to work in an environment that allows initiative and requires flexibility, in this context successful candidates will join a team of exceptionally capable colleagues who work passionately on everything from chip design to cloud web interfaces. Periodic open Q&A sessions with the executive team are held. We have an open time off policy paired with a profound respect for work/life balance.

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