CAD Engineer – Signoff Methodologies 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 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 flows and tools are set up and run correctly during the project, and all signoff criteria are met at the end of the project. Responsibility includes directly collaborating with design groups and providing frontline signoff support for enablement, enhancement, and debug requests, along with enhancing and streamlining the signoff process

Key Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of SOC design principles
  • Experience in design flows (FE, DV, BE)
  • Strong programming abilities in Python and/or PERL is required
  • Good communication skills are required
  • Knowledge of SQL style databases and query language is a plus
  • Java and TCL skills are a nice to have
  • Experience with front end web development and UI a plus


- Interact with 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 - Ability to work in a demanding, collaborative environment

Education & Experience

MS or BS Degree in technical discipline

Additional Requirements