Physical Design Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Date Posted: 04-13-2018
Position title: Physical Design Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA
Status: full-time
About the team:
The growing Encore Semi SoC implementation team collaborates with our customers on design of advanced systems for wireless communication, networking, storage, and automotive using innovative new core architectures. Joining our team, you will build on a background of working with state-of-the-art semiconductor design.   
About the project:
Custom and Semi Custom Implementation team is responsible for developing IPs, Flows and methodology for high speed and targeted performance goals. In this position candidate is expected to deliver such IPs and develop environment where IPs can be used successfully.

Minimum Qualifications
5+ years of industry experience in the following technical areas:
 - Physical design implementation (Placement, CTS, STA) in advanced technologies 
 - STA tool and timing closure methodologies
 - Power grid, clock tree, and low-power reduction implementation methods
 - Signal integrity and timing closure issues such as OCV/AOCV/Statistical Timing
 - Physical Verification, Conformal Low Power (CLP), IR drop analysis, Formal Verification
 - Programming and scripting skills (Tcl, perl and/or C) Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
5+ years of industry experience in one or more of the following technical areas:
 - Technology comparison PPA analysis and sweeps
 - Semicustom design of structured blocks
 - Clock tree analysis and optimization
 - Understand PnR tool limitations
 - Develop comprehensive targeted solutions for complex designs issues
 - Understand Power grid trade offs, Static and Dynamic Power Analysis 
Education Requirements
- Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering
- Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering
About Encore Semi:
Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company. We build Centers of Expertise to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software. We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.
Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies & tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners. Read about the company’s great benefits and career path in our website.
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