Custom PnR Methodology Engineer

Austin, Texas, United States


Role Number:200164451
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. As a member of the CAD team, you will create and support innovative physical design methodology and CAD flow for advanced SOC & Mixed signal designs. The design flow is used by multiple projects at multiple sites and you will collaborate with physical design teams, custom design teams, CAD team, and EDA vendors.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 2+ years experience in partition P&R and flow development
  • Understand various aspects of partition level PNR including floorplanning, power grid planning, placement, timing/power optimization, routing,UPF & handling of multi-voltage designs
  • Experience in providing custom power-grid and routing solutions to solve block specific issues
  • Experience in solving systemic DRC’s in the design
  • Strong TCL/Perl/Python/SKILL scripting knowledge
  • We are looking for a proactive, dedicated problem solver
  • Experience to PnR tools is a requirement
  • Experience in supporting Virtuoso, VXL, PCELLs is a plus


- Provide innovative solutions to support and improve the quality of physical design and custom designs - Work with chip design teams to implement and customize design flows that are optimal for a given chip - Provide documentation, training, ​and new-user-support - Responsible for diagnosis, resolution, regression of reported problems

Education & Experience

BS/MS in EE/CS or equivalent

Additional Requirements