SOC Physical Design - Full time

(US) Santa Clara CA , Austin TX, Portland OR, Fort Collins CO
Engineering – Silicon Engineering /
Full-time /
Positions are open for full-time and co-op/internship in the areas of SOC physical implementation from unit level to chip level, involving all aspects of physical design functions such as P&R, timing, floorplan, clocking, electrical analysis, and power.


    • Own block level design from RTL-to-GDSII and drive synthesis, floor-planning, place & route, timing closure, and signoff.
    • Work extensively with Micro-architects to perform feasibility studies and explore performance, power & area (PPA) tradeoffs for design closure.
    • Develop physical design methodologies and customize recipes across various implementation steps to optimize PPA.
    • Work with a multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design by running all signoff flows such as Timing, Power, EM/IR, PDV.


    • Knowledge using synthesis, place & route, analysis and verification CAD tools.
    • Familiarity with logic & physical design principles to drive low-power & higher-performance designs.
    • Knowledge of scripting in some of these languages: Unix, Perl, Python, and TCL.
    • Good understanding of device physics and experience in deep sub-micron technologiesKnowledge of Verilog and SystemVerilog.
    • Excellent skills in problem solving, written and verbal communication, excellent organization skills, and highly self-motivated.
    • Ability to work well in a team and be productive under aggressive schedules.

Education and Experience

    • PhD, Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in technical subject area.