Senior Physical Design Engineer

NextSilicon is looking for a talented and experienced engineer to participate in the physical design activities of the company’s product.
At NextSilicon, we are reimagining high-performance computing. Our pioneering coprocessor vastly accelerates supercomputers, driving them forward into a new generation. Our new software-defined hardware architecture enables HPC to fulfill its promise of breakthroughs in all fields of advanced research.
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DESCRIPTION

 

NextSilicon is looking for a talented and experienced engineer to participate in the physical design activities of the company’s product. This position involves working with external back-end vendors as well as carrying out critical tasks in house, and leading aggressive back-end methods to meet challenging targets in terms of area, timing, and layout. In this role, you will be at the center of the company’s design efforts and will have a significant influence on product architecture.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • 10+ years of physical design experience, leading complex process designs
  • In-depth knowledge of process considerations and circuit aspects
  • Knowledge of physical design industry standards and practices, including physically aware synthesis, floor planning, and place and route
  • Experience developing and implementing power-grid and clock specifications
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of physical construction, integration, and physical verification
  • Good command of industry-standard physical design and synthesis tools
  • Understanding of scripting languages such as Perl and Tcl
  • Working knowledge of extraction and STA methodologies and tools
  • Good understanding of physical design verification methodology for debugging LVS and DRC issues at chip and block level
  • Proficiency in power delivery, signal integrity, advanced packaging, power projection, and design for low dynamic power
  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science, and/or equivalent experience