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Senior Physical Design Engineer

San Diego, CA
Position Title: Senior Physical Design Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA (onsite) or 100% remote / work from any US location
Full-time: Salary + Benefits + Bonuses or Contractor
Work Status: US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Responsibilities:
• Perform block level implementation using place and route techniques to meet area/timing and power requirements
• Drive clock tree planning and implementation to achieve best energy, performance, and area
• Resolve design and flow issues related to physical design, identify potential solutions, and drive execution
• Work directly with Synthesis/Timing Team to ensure Design closure
• Manage quality deliverables for execution excellent in physical design

Requirements:
• Deep Understanding of all aspects of Physical Design, Integration, STA, and Physical Verification
• Hands on experience in block-level floor-planning, power planning, placement, clock tree synthesis, routing, LVS/DRC/ERC, timing closure, signoff, and engineering change orders (ECO's)
• Knowledge and skills in optimizing PPA through floor-planning, placement and timing constraints, useful skew, and similar techniques
• Experience with the Cadence digital EDA toolset (Innovus / Quantus / Tempus / Conformal)
• Ability to use scripting languages to automate process flow
• Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
• BSEE with 8+ years of experience

Desirable Skills:
• MSEE with 5+ years of experience
• Experience working with communications chips
• Ability to be proactive and have a strategic mindset in addition to having tactical problem-solving experience
• Familiarity with industry standard interfaces
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