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Hardware Engineer – Physical Design

Hardware Engineer – Physical Design
by Admin on 05-09-2023 at 1:43 pm

Website Achronix

Job Description

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance and high-density standalone FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions in high-volume production. The Achronix FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use PCIe accelerator cards targeting AI, ML, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are supported by best-in-class EDA software tools.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will engineer the physical implementation of blocks from RTL to GDS in advanced FinFet technology nodes (7nm/12nm/14nm/16nm) and below, sharing responsibilities across design and verification. Responsibilities include the following:

  • RTL synthesis, writing timing, area, and other relevant constraints
  • Floorplanning, power grid implementation, clock tree synthesis, place and route
  • Parasitic extraction and physical design verification
  • Static timing analysis, and timing closure
  • Lint, design for test, test coverage
  • EM/IR verification and logic equivalence/formal verification
  • Low-power design and power optimization
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to optimize design in context
  • Work with other team members to improve methodologies and flows
  • Support post-silicon product bring-up and debug, timing and power characterization

Required Skills

  • Experience with digital VLSI CMOS circuit design and physical design in advanced FinFet technology nodes
  • Experience with HDLs such as Verilog
  • Experience with industry-standard tools such as Design Compiler, ICC2, PrimeTime, Tetramax, RedHawk, ICV, Caliber LVS/DRC
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Comfortable programming in a scripting language (e.g., Python or Perl) and writing full programs from scratch (e.g. 5000+ lines of code)
  • Familiarity with revision-control systems (e.g., Perforce, git)
  • Familiarity with using and/or designing FPGAs is a plus
  • Well organized, punctual, excellent communication skills; ability to operate without direct supervision; ability to collaborate with other team members

Education and Experience

  • MS in Electrical Engineering with 3-10 years experience

The compensation range for this position is $145,000–$200,000. Salary ranges dependent on experience and location.

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