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Senior CPU Physical Design Engineer

Raleigh, NC
Position Title: CPU Physical Design Engineer
Locations: Raleigh, NC or remote/work from home
Full-time: Salary + Benefits + Bonuses

About the Project:
As a Physical Design Engineer, you will work with microarchitecture, RTL design and CAD teams to implement the designs meeting aggressive power, area and performance goals using industry standard tools/flows.

Responsibilities:
• Perform block level implementation using place and route techniques to meet area/timing and power requirements
• Create floorplan with pin placement, partitions, and power grid
• Generate block level static timing constraints
• Perform Synthesis, Place & Route on the designs to deliver GDS
• Validate the designs for functional and electrical robustness
• Generate and implement ECOs to fix noise, timing and EM/IR violations
• Involve in defining correct by construction physical design methodologies

Minimum Qualifications:
• BSEE with 8+ years of Physical Design experience
• Experience with Synthesis, place and route and signoff  timing/power analysis using a Cadence flow
• Experience with systems employing clock frequencies of at least 1 GHz
• Knowledge of all aspects of physical construction, integration, physical and electrical verification
• Knowledge of basic SoC architecture and HDL languages like Verilog
• Experience with advanced FinFET technologies, preferably 7nm and below

Preferred Qualifications:
• MSEE with 5+ years of Physical Design experience
• Experience in developing and implementing power grid and clock specifications
• Experience in all aspects of timing closure for multi-clock domain designs
• Experience in the Physical Design of blocks such as modern CPU's and/or PCI interfaces
• Knowledge of library cells and optimizations
• Solid understanding industry standard tools for synthesis, place & route and tapeout flows
• Solid understanding of physical design verification methods to debug LVS/DRC
 

About Encore Semi

Encore Semi is a successful SoC Design and Software Engineering Services company headquartered in San Diego, California.  We build Centers of Expertise (CoEs), engineering teams onsite, to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America (San Diego, Bay Area, Austin, Raleigh, Longmont, New York, Boston areas).  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 and tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners.

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