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Senior Physical Design Engineer (100% remote)

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

• You will own the final chip level GDSII (chip & block floorplan/implementation, power/clock distribution, chip assembly, P&R, STA, & LVS/DRC to closure). This position requires expert knowledge of Cadence Place & Route (Genus/Innovus/Tempus/Calibre) flow (including STA/DFT and UPF integration). In addition you will work on:
• Logic Synthesis
• Hand-off to and from DFT
• Qualifying Libraries and Timing Constraints
• Design Partitioning and Floor Planning
• I/O Pad Ring Design
• Placement, CTS, Routing
• Power grid, Clock tree, and Low-power reduction Implementation methods
• Signal integrity fixes with OCV/AOCV/Statistical Timing methods
• IR drop analysis
• Physical Verification
• Functional and Timing ECOs
• Conformal Equivalence Check
• Conformal Lower Power (CLP)
• Timing Closure in Advanced Technology Nodes
• Multi-mode & Multi-corner (MMMC)Timing closure methodology implementation and sign off
• Experience with low power implementation, multi-Vt, power gating, multiple voltage rails, UPF/CPF knowledge
• Work closely with analog design team and IP vendors for physical implementation/integration of custom analog blocks/interface/IP’s

• BSEE and 7+ years of Physical Digital Design experience
• Expertise in programming, scripting and automation languages for PD flow implementation

Strong technical abilities & understanding in these areas:
• Synthesis, LEC, CTS, DFT, RC Extraction, and STA closure across multiple process corners
• Multipower domain, signal integrity, & power/IR drop analysis
• Linting, DFT and CDC requirements
• Expertise in both hand-written and tool-driven functional/timing ECO
• Physical Design Verification methodology to debug LVS/DRC issues at chip/block level

Desired Experience:
• SOC design including uC design (ARM)
• Knowledge of power management industry/applications
• I/F: I2C, SPI, USB, SDC, ETH, etc
• Multiple tape-outs and working silicon; in leading-edge technology node
• Proven track record demonstrating the ability to meet project milestones and deadlines
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to work with global design team

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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