Physical Design Engineer

Added: 14/06/2019

REF: 652

Contract: Permanent

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Lead Physical Design Engineer

Innovative AI Upstart, Downtown Boston

Our client are an exciting computer software company who are applying AI-based technologies to develop the next generation of computing.

Due to a multi-million dollar funding round, they are looking to grow their team and are seeking a Lead Physical Design Engineer to help them build state-of-the-art computer hardware.

Coming into a fun, collaborative and fast-paced environment at their innovation hub in Downtown Boston, this is an exciting opportunity to help deliver the next range of market-leading computer software using latest technologies.

Your Role:

As a Physical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and managing the backend physical design methodology for ASIC tape outs.

You will develop ASIC clocking methodology and rules for ASIC blocks and full-chip.

Responsible for the clocking architecture, reset and power sequencing strategy for ASICs.

Manage the floor planning, synthesis, place & route, timing and design closure.

Custom placement of Digital and Analog Critical Blocks.

Lead the Feasibility analysis, wiring studies and power analysis.

Your Skillset:

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar.

At least five years experience working within Physical Design Engineering.

Background within ASIC physical design flow from feasibility to signoff using commercial EDA tools.

Expert knowledge in Cadence, Synopsis or Mentor graphics.

Strong background working with successful tape outs of ASICs of significant scope (size, frequency, power).

Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Competitive Salary.
Flexible Working Hours.
Comprehensive benefits package.


Our client offers the opportunity to work with a talented team of great people in an innovative environment doing fantastic things. You can expect a salary commensurate with your capabilities, a generous benefits package, and attractive corporate perks. If you feel your skills match, then please reach out to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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