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Standard Cell Design Methodology & Flow Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Role Number:200549250
Do you have passion to join a world-class Digital Design Engineering group and take imaginative and revolutionary ideas and determine how to turn them into reality! You will apply engineering fundamentals and start from scratch if needed, bringing forward-thinking and groundbreaking ideas to the real world. You’ll help design the tools that allow us to bring customers experiences they’ve never-before envisioned. We have an extraordinary opportunity for Standard Cell Design Methodology and Flow Engineers. In this highly visible role, you will be at the heart of a processor design effort, working with the custom digital circuits team and library development, making a critical impact in delivering quality products to market quickly.


Imagine yourself at the center of our cutting-edge processor design in deep submicron technologies, and on standard cell library designs. You will have the opportunity to integrate and come-up with new insights, as well as work with a team of talent engineers. In this role on our custom circuits team, you will: - Be the interface to internal CAD team for planning production flows and with foundry on PDK requirements. - Collaborate with technology team on new process requirements and work with design/CAD team to enable relevant tools/flows - Implement sophisticated digital block in Verilog/SystemVerilog, run simulations or formal check for verification. - Use data analysis techniques and/or sophisticated Machine Learning models to study the circuit trends in timing, power, and area, and to potentially detect quality issues in large datasets.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Flow automation skills in standard cells development and integration to improve execution efficiency.
  • Knowledge of Verilog/SystemVerilog, UDPs, Verilog simulation and formal verification
  • Exposure to Design For Test, scan concept and write DFT friendly RTL
  • Data analysis and ML knowledge to study data trend and perform QA on big dataset with automation.
  • Proficiency of using Python/Perl/TCL
  • 5+ years’ experience in the VLSI industry
  • Great interpersonal skills to champion initiatives internally and externally, and for effective communication with executive management and external partners.
  • Experience with various EDA tools for synthesis, place-route, Liberty format is a bonus
  • Understands all aspects of implementation specification, design, timing, power, and flow automation
  • Familiar with foundry ecosystem and benchmarking practice is desirable but not required

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • 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.