Silicon CAD - Intern

(US) Mountain View CA , Austin TX, Portland OR, Fort Collins CO /
Engineering – Silicon Engineering /
Join a cutting-edge and well-funded hardware startup in Silicon Valley as a CAD Engineer. Our mission is to reimagine silicon and create computing platforms that will transform the industry. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and passionate engineers in the world to create designs that push the envelope on performance, energy efficiency and scalability. We offer a fun, creative and flexible work environment, with a shared vision to build products to change the world.


    • Define and implement new infrastructure capabilities, tool flows, and environments that can be used to accelerate design and development
    • Build logic, verification, P&R construction, and analysis flows for timing, power, and reliability (signal/power integrity, etc.)
    • Employ good software engineering practices to develop leading-edge EDA/CAD tools for chip development
    • Work closely with custom and physical design engineers to train and support them and identify possible improvements and solutions
    • Interface with EDA vendors to solve issues, evaluate tools, and improve tools


    • Strong scripting skills in multiple languages (Shell and Tcl are a must, Perl and Python are good to know)
    • Familiar with flow development including creating a good user interface, testing/improving run-time, debugging issues
    • Technical background in VLSI, ASIC, and EDA fundamentals
    • Background in front-end design and physical or custom design is a plus
    • Self-starter with passion for growth, ability to quickly learn, enthusiasm for continuous learning and sharing findings across the team
    • Excellent skills in problem solving, written and verbal communication

Education and Experience

    • Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in a technical subject area