Physical Design Verification Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200020996
At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people’s lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for an ambitious and exceptionally talented physical design verification engineer. As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the rare and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and support millions of Apple’s customers every single day. In this role, you will be involved with PHY design effort collaborating with architecture, CAD, logic design teams, with a critical impact on delivering best in class PHY designs.

Key Qualifications

  • - Preferred 5+ years of experience in IP design integration and physical design verification
  • - Deep knowledge and experience in various tools such as RTL simulation, lint, logic equivalence, version control, synthesis, static timing analysis, CDC, RDC in order to generate gate level netlist and perform various checks.
  • - Experienced in industry standard tools used for physical verification such as Mentor Calibre, Synopsys ICV, etc., working experience CVS, Perforce, ClearCase.
  • - Strong knowledge of physical verification flows and methodology
  • - Scripting skills to debug flow related issues and make improvements as appropriate
  • - Real chip tapeout experience with a track record of successful signoff
  • - Layout design background and experience a plus
  • - Excellent interpersonal skills and interaction experience with sub block owners, physical design teams and different engineering groups


As a physical design verification engineer, you will have responsibilities spanning all aspects of IP. Your tasks includes but not limited to performing various types of physical verification checks (such as LVS, DRC, design-for-manufacturing & design-for-yield, and lithography) at the chip and block level. You will be working closely with the CAD/Technology teams for flow bring up and validation, collaborating with the Implementation team during the entire chip design cycle to drive signoff closure for tapeout. You will get to own schedules and support cross-functional engineering effort. You will also get to collaborate with the package and floorplan teams.

Education & Experience

MSEE (preferred) or BSEE, or equivalent is required

Additional Requirements