Job Description :
Title: Hardware Physical Chip Design Engineer Tools/Process Expert Duration: 1 Year + Location: Austin, Texas Job Description We have a need for an experienced sign-off expert with in-depth understanding of FINFET process nodes, using Cadence Design Suite. This physical design engineer will assist in the development, implementation and testing of a digital neuromorphic accelerator chip. The selected candidate will work with other logic designers and system architects to implement ASIC physical design. Task Description: Candidates are expected to be experts in the Sign-off area (DRC/LVS/Extraction/Simulation) of the ASIC Physical Design using Cadence Design Tools on GlobalFoundries 14nm/12nm process or similar. Candidates must be comfortable in creating scripts using various scripting languages. Required skills/Level of Experience: Position: Senior Physical Design Engineer. Required Expertise: Multiple successful tapeouts at lower-node technologies (using FinFETs at 14nm nodes and/or below) Prior experience and understanding of GF 12LP/14LPP process or similar (rules, settings, techfiles) At least 6 years experience with Cadence tools (must know Innovus, Virtuoso, Genus) Sign-off expertise in DRC/LVS/PEX using Cadence tools At least 3 years TCL and SHELL scripting Ideal candidates will have additional expertise in all of the following areas: Extensive experience with multiple Cadence EDA tools, tool administration, and flow automation; Synthesis (including PLE) and formal equivalence checking; RTL, gate-level and transistor-level simulations and debugging. Additional Preferred Skills: 3 years of Python/Perl scripting. . PLEASE NOTE: The candidates must be able to quickly and accurately perform the following tasks: Create/tweak a simple scripted Physical Design and Sign off flows using Cadence tools; this flow will include the following steps: synthesis, floorplanning, power-grid creation, CTS, placement, routing, signoff. The candidate must ensure compliance with Export regulations. It is preferred that CANDIDATE MUST BE EITHER A U.S. CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIEN.