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Apple SoC Physical Design Engineer, PnR in Waltham, Massachusetts

SoC Physical Design Engineer, PnR

Waltham,Massachusetts,United States


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Posted:Aug 7, 2023

Role Number: 200495193

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hardworking people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In Physical Design, you will be at the center of design effort collaborating with architecture, CAD, timing and logic design teams, with a critical impact on delivering best in class designs Knowledge of basic chip architecture, back end chip design flow, physical synthesis, floor-planning, place and route (PnR), power grid, timing (STA), physical design verification (DRC/LVS), EMIR (Redhawk/Totem/Voltus). Responsibilities would include:

Key Qualifications

  • Previous internship/co-op, project work or relevant coursework in computer architecture, VLSI, design, logic design, or circuit design

  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to collaborate with multiple functional teams across a variety of fields

  • Experience with Verilog, VHDL, Python, Perl, Tcl and/or Spice is beneficial

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields

  • Will be graduating with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree by December 2023.


• Working with the logic design team to understand partition architecture and drive physical aspects early in the design cycle. • Completing netlist to GDS2 implementation for partition(s) meeting schedule and design goals. • Timing, physical and electrical verification, and driving the signoff closure for the partitions. • Resolve and improve design and flow issues related to physical design, identify potential solutions, and drive execution.

Education & Experience

Minimum BS and 0+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

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