Physical Design Engineer (292514)

Austin, TX 78746

Posted: 10/28/2020 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 4174

Job Description


We are currently looking for exceptional software and hardware talent to join our R&D Center, one of our strategic investments in high performance low power ARM based device technology.

Presently our GPU design teams are developing a GPU that will be deployed in mobile products. Our System IP team is working on Coherent Interconnect and memory controller architectures.

As a Physical Design Engineer, you will work as part of a GPU IP working on significant deliverables for the team. This is a mid to senior level position where the candidate will be in an individual contributor role, tasked with driving synthesis, block and full chip implementation through sign-off with the latest industry P&R/STA flows and tools.

Significant block level floor-planning, implementing and optimizing the design to meet aggressive performance/power and area targets will be critical for success.

Key Responsibilities include:

· Hands-on responsibility from synthesis to place and route of a GPU block through signoff flows including timing and physical verification
· Synthesis, Floor plan, Place and Route in chip-level and hierarchical physical implementation environment
· Running MBIST and DFT insertion into block, understanding impact of MBIST/Scan and debug logic is desirable
· Interact with RTL counterpart to resolve design issues pertaining to block closure
· Optimize GPU block to meet aggressive power/performance/area targets

Minimum Requirements:

· BSEE, Computer Engineer or comparable and 3 + years of experience
· Solid understanding and working knowledge of the SOC/ASIC/GPU/CPU design flow with some experience in taping out designs
· Hands-on experience with synthesis, block and full chip implementation with the latest industry P&R/STA flows and tools
· Experience in block level floor-planning, implementing power grid and power/area/performance optimization
· Strong scripting/programming skills in Tcl, Perl, Shell and/or Python
· Solid understanding of Electrical Engineering fundamentals, analytical aptitude and excellent attention to detail
· Strong communication skills, team player working in collaborative work environment, discipline and planning; ability to execute with high quality deliverables is a must

Preferred candidate will possess the following:

· Experience with 16nm Finfet or smaller process nodes
· Experience with design implementation of GPU blocks and standard industry standard tools is advantageous
· Ability to read Verilog is preferred
· Hands-on experience with clock tree synthesis (CTS)
· Sign-off experience with reliability, signal integrity, noise, timing, power, physical and DFM closure is an added advantage

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