Physical Design Engineer


This position involves extensive hands-on physical implementation of high-performance CPU cores and multi-core clusters using industry standard EDA tools and standard libraries. In addition to driving performance, power, and area optimization and closure in collaboration with designers, the position will provide opportunities to develop and improve physical implementation flows towards supporting key customers to meet final SoC level integration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering with 5+ years of industry experience with a focus on physical design
  • Excellent understanding of synthesis, floor planning, place and route, clock-tree synthesis, timing closure, DFT, IR/EM, and physical verification
  • Scripting experience in Python/Perl/TCL/Shell and EDA tool specific scripting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication and presentation skills, and ability to collaborate well locally and with global team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with physical implementation of CPU or GPU cores in latest process nodes

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Take CPU IP RTL designs through synthesis, Place & Route, and timing/power/DFT closure loop
  • Work closely with CPU block level and top level designers to achieve target performance, power, and area specifications
  • Work with multiple EDA tool flows and vendors to create stable implementation flows for customers to integrate the IP into their SoC
  • Support physical implementation of CPU IP during customer’s SoC integration/implementation phase

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