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Senior Low Power ASIC Implementation Engineer (100% remote)

Austin, TX
Job Title: Senior Low Power ASIC Implementation Engineer
Work Location: 100% remote / work from home
Full-time: Salary + Benefits + Bonuses or Contractor
Work Status: US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Responsibilities:
• You will own the UPF delivery (to Design Verification and Physical Design) of various blocks and chip top level by ensuring the integrity and quality of the libraries and models and tool inter-operability. This position requires expert knowledge of Low Power ASIC implementation flow (including STA/DFT and IP integration)
• Define and document UPF-based low power methodology and scripts/flows
• UPF hand-off checks (Conformal-LP, Xcelium, Genus/Innovus)
• UPF requirements and generation for defining power intent (at IP, block and chip level)
• Interface with Physical Design for design partitioning, floorplan and timing closure
• Analyze UPF implementation results and facilitate design changes and ECOs with front-end and back-end teams

Minimum Qualifications:
• Expert knowledge and significant experience with UPF-based low power ASIC Implementation Flow, UPF Generation/Validation and Timing Closure
• Experience in low power design issues, tools, and methodology including UPF power intent specification
• Familiarity with Synthesis (Cadence), DFT (Tessent) and back-end (Cadence) tools
• Proficient in Verilog/SV/Tcl/Perl/Python
• Highly motivated to debug and resolve CAD tool flow issues
• Self-starter with good analytical, problem solving and communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a related discipline, or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with IP integration
• Experience with Cadence UPF and ECO Flow
• Experience with Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) Analysis
• Experience with timing corners and library models
• Proven track record of successful deep submicron technology node tapeout (including Silicon bring-up)
• Detailed hands-on knowledge of all aspects of timing closure (including OCV, noise, crosstalk, IR-drop, power/voltage domains/UPF, DFT)
 

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 or 100% remote, to support our many customers 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 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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