SoC Physical Design Engineer, PnR

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States


Role Number:200481452
Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hardworking people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In this visible role, you will be directly responsible for the physical implementation of design partition(s) (from netlist to tapeout) for a highly complex SoC utilizing innovative process technology.


• Work with the logic design team to understand partition architecture and drive physical aspects early in the design cycle. • Complete netlist to GDS2 implementation for partition(s) meeting schedule and design goals. • Timing, physical and electrical verification, and driving the signoff closure for the partitions. • Resolve and improve design and flow issues related to physical design, identify potential solutions, and drive execution. • Drive optimization of PnR partitions, to achieve best Power/Performance/Area.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum BS and 3+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Recent successful tapeouts in deep submicron technology.
  • Knowledgeable in partition level P&R implementation including floorplanning, clock & power distribution, timing closure, and physical & electrical verification.
  • Strong knowledge of PD construction & analysis flows and methodology.
  • Shown ability to execute to stringent schedule & die size requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in industry standard tools and understanding their capabilities and underlying algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum BS and 3+ years of relevant industry experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.