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SoC Physical Design Engineer

Company: Qualcomm
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > CPU Engineering

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

As a Physical Design Engineer, you will work with microarchitecture, RTL design and CAD teams to implement the designs meeting aggressive power, area and performance goals using industry standard tools/flows.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform block level implementation using place and route techniques to meet area/timing and power requirements
  • Create floorplan with pin placement, partitions and power grid
  • Generate block level static timing constraints
  • Perform Synthesis, Place & Route on the designs using industry standard tools and deliver GDS
  • Validate the designs for functional and electrical robustness
  • Generate and implement ECOs to fix noise, timing and EM/IR violations
  • Involve in defining correct by construction physical design methodologies.

Preferred qualifications

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering; 10 years of practical experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing power grid and clock specifications
  • Experience in all aspects of timing closure for multi-clock domain designs
  • Experience in deep submicron process technology nodes is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of library cells and optimizations
  • Solid understanding industry standard tools for synthesis, place & route and tapeout flows
  • Solid understanding of physical design verification methods to debug LVS/DRC.
  • Experience with Synthesis, place and route and signoff timing/power analysis
  • Knowledge of all aspects of physical construction, integration, physical and electrical verification
  • Knowledge of basic SoC architecture and HDL languages like Verilog.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to mile.

  • Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.

  • Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).

  • Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.

  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm's toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Qualcomm. Staffing and recruiting agencies and individuals being represented by an agency are not authorized to use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes, and any such submissions will be considered unsolicited. Qualcomm does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Qualcomm employees or any other company location. Qualcomm is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers.

Keywords: Qualcomm, Santa Clara , SoC Physical Design Engineer, Other , Santa Clara, California

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