Apple Physical Design Engineer (Boston) in Boston, Massachusetts
Physical Design Engineer (Boston)
The ideal candidate should have at least 5+ years of Design experience on high PHY and/or SOC designs
Deep Knowledge about industry standards and practices in Physical Design, including Physically aware synthesis, Floor-planning, and Place & Route
Experience in developing and implementing Power-grid and Clock specifications
Deep Understanding of all aspects of Physical construction, Integration and Physical Verification
Proven Knowledge of Basic SoC Architecture and HDL languages such as Verilog to be able with logic design team for timing fixes Power user of industry standard Physical Design & Synthesis tools
Deep Understanding of scripting languages such as Perl/Tcl
Relevant working knowledge of Extraction and STA methodology and tools
Deep Understanding of Physical Design Verification methodology to debug LVS/DRC issues at chip/block level
As a Physical Design engineer you will contribute to all phases of physical design of high performance PHY design from RTL to delivery of our final GDSII. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to: Generate block/chip level static timing constraints. Create full chip floor-plan including pin placement, partitions and power grid. Develop and validate high performance low power clock network guidelines. Perform block level place and route and close the design to meet timing, area and power constraints. Generate and Implement ECOs to fix timing, noise and EM IR violations. Run Physical design verification flow at chip/block level and provide guidelines to fix LVS/DRC violations to other designers. Participate in establishing CAD and physical design methodologies for correct by construction designs. Assist in flow development for chip integration.
Education & Experience
Bachelors or Masters Degree in technical discipline required
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