CAD Engineer - RTL Construction

Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Role Number:200507284
Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you’ll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices! In this hands-on role, you will utilize your experience in CAD to support Design and DFT teams. You will write and support software to create and compile new RTL and integrate it into Apple’s designs. This RTL can be related to memory bist, scan codec, power, or other functionalities and disciplines. The software used to analyze the RTL and edit it is some of the leading methods in the industry. You will be working with a team of colleagues that have decades of experience in this area. Your team has a tight-knit relationship with its customers. The customer’s needs are yours to imagine and automate into reality and production.

Key Qualifications

  • Expert proficiency in programming languages, such as Perl, Python, and TCL
  • Proven experience driving large-scale software system development from specification to deployment
  • Experience in RTL (Verilog, SystemVerilog, and possibly VHDL)
  • Experience in memory bist or scan DFT
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (both oral and written) are required
  • Good communication skills and previous customer support are required
  • Experience with JSON or YAML is a plus
  • Experience in CI/CD automation and automated code testing infrastructure is a plus
  • Advanced usage of different source control tools like Perforce or Git is a plus.


The position plays a key role in focusing on and fostering our North Star and making sure that our vision statement extends to all pre and post silicon teams. To create, monitor, and maintain high quality flows that enable Apple Silicon to produce chips that enable Apple's best products. The role also includes: - Developing and supporting checkers to analyze our designs for specific topologies or structures and flag those for review by our customers. - Developing and supporting new methods of editing or manipulating RTL and validating that these edits are accurate by construction. - Evangelizing and promoting these systems across all Apple Silicon design teams. - Documenting and providing training to our internal customers. - Contributing in development within the Front-End Infrastructure space - Continued engagement with our internal customers as they use our automation and make sure they are successful. - Continued engagement with our internal customers so that we strive to improve the workflows and systems that suits their needs. You will be working with an energized and highly motivated CAD team that comprehensively supports Apple’s chip design efforts.

Education & Experience

Minimum requirement of Bachelors Degree +10 years of relevant industry experience.

Additional Requirements