CPU Physical Design Verification Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200183377
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Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess an MS or BS in Electrical Engineering with 2+ years of physical design verification experience.
  • Deep understanding of deep submicron technologies, design rules, and basic device physics.
  • Knowledge of timing, electrical verification, noise, clock and EM/IR.
  • Experience with synthesis and PNR.
  • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications.
  • Physical verification flow automation experience is a plus.
  • Experience with scripting in Perl and/or TCL.


As a Physical Design Verification Engineer, you will own or participate in the following: • Work closely with top level and block level Physical Design Engineers on analysis and fixes on LVS, DRC, ERC Antenna, DFM, etc. • Support ECO definition for logic change, timing violation, and electrical violations for final design delivery. • Work with clock and integration team on definition, implementation, and verification of Power Grid and Clock Grid. • Design delivery. Work with cross-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design.

Education & Experience

BSEE/MSEE is required.

Additional Requirements