CAD Engineer – DV Signoff Lead

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200109650
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. The Signoff Engineer ensures that all necessary and appropriate verification has been performed on a complex SOC design and that all signoff criteria has been met prior to tapeout. In this highly visible role, you will contribute to the definition of signoff requirements early in the project, work with teams in the organization (Design, CAD and Technology) to verify that the Digital Verification flows and tools are set up and run correctly during the project, and all signoff criteria are met at the end of the project. You will work directly with design groups and provide frontline signoff support for enablement, enhancement, and debug requests.

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for strong engineers with 5+ years of experience and:
  • Deep understanding of SOC design principles
  • Experience in RTL verification, Equivalency checking, BFM, test-benches
  • Working knowledge of Verilog and/or SystemVerilog
  • Extensive experience with Synopsys VCS, Incisive/Xcelium, or Modelsim simulators
  • Strong programming abilities in Python and/or Perl
  • Good communication skills are very important on our team
  • Ability to work in a demanding, collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of SQL style databases and query language is helpful
  • Java and TCL is a plus
  • Experience with front end web development and UI is a plus


As a member of our CAD team, you will: - Interact with DV design teams to determine signoff criteria and checks - Work with CAD teams for automation of checks - Develop and maintain signoff checks - Enable design teams on signoff infrastructure including page generation and build list maintenance - Track enhancement requests - Maintain and enhance design information repository - Provide signoff infrastructure support

Education & Experience

MS or BS Degree in technical discipline.

Additional Requirements