Physical Design Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200537932
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Key Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience with each of the following skills is required:
  • Physical design using EDA tools
  • Place and route
  • High speed Clock tree implementation
  • Setup and hold time closure
  • Static timing analysis, Design rule fixes and cross talk noise analysis
  • Electro migration current resistance drop analysis
  • Physical verification and electrical check analysis
  • Low power implementation and verification for low power check
  • Logic equivalent checks
  • Analyze, check and signoff design to meet quality requirements


APPLE INC has the following available in San Diego, California. Work with logic design team to understand partition architecture and drive physical aspects early in design cycle. Complete netlist to GDS2 implementation for partition(s) meeting schedule and design goals. Conduct timing, physical and electrical verification, and drive the signoff closure for the partitions. Resolve design and flow issues related to physical design, identify potential solutions and drive execution. 40 hours/week. At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $161,700 - $243,300/yr and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. PAY & BENEFITS: Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses — including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits: Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program. Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering or related field and 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or related occupation.

Additional Requirements