Zenex Partners

Physical Design Engineer

Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX

Posted 2020-02-14

Physical Design Engineer
Austin, Texas

Currently looking for an experienced Physical Design Engineer to fill an opening with a company located in Austin, Texas. Interested candidates should have 7+ years of relevant experience in Physical Design

Responsibilities for Physical design engineer:
• Hands-on responsibility from synthesis to place and route of a complex GPU
block through signoff flows including timing and physical verification
• Synthesis, Floor plan, Place & 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
• Ability to work independently to make good technical trade-offs between
power, area, timing
• Ability to work well in a team setting
• Assist design leads to own and drive critical design issues to closure.
Requirements for Physical design engineer:
• MSEE or BSEE with 7+ years relevant experience preferred (or equivalent
education and experience)
• Strong communication skills, team player working in collaborative work
environment, discipline and planning; ability to execute with high quality
deliverables is a must
• Solid understanding and working knowledge of the GPU/ASIC design flow with
solid experience in taping out designs
• Experience with 16nm finfet or smaller process nodes is strongly preferred
• Hands-on experience with synthesis, block and full chip implementation with
the latest industry P&R/STA flows and tools
• Solid hands on experience with clock tree synthesis (CTS), multi-voltage and
multi-clock designs
• Strong working knowledge of formal equivalency checks, LP checks, timing
constraints, UPF.
• Experience in block level floor-planning, implementing power grid and
area/congestion optimization
• Sign-off experience with reliability, signal integrity, noise, timing, power,
physical and DFM closure is an added advantage
• Strong scripting/programming skills in Tcl, Perl, Shell, and/or Python is
strongly preferred.
• Synopsys DC/ICC2, Fusion Compiler knowledge is required.
• Solid understanding of Electrical Engineering fundamentals, analytical
aptitude and excellent attention to detail

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