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CPU Design Timing Engineer



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024


Role Number:200550542
Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hardworking people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same real passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of timing including working with the implementation and RTL teams on timing changes, helping with constructing and modify timing flows, timing analysis, and timing closure.


As the CPU Design Timing Engineer, you will be responsible for the timing closure of the project. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Working with the CAD team to develop the timing flow that will be used on the project including scripting to improve analysis flows and engineer efficiency - Working extensively with CPU micro-architects and implementation engineers to drive timing closure for the CPU

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum BS
  • The ideal candidate will have an understanding of solid-state devices and circuit design
  • Knowledge of CPU microarchitecture including common critical loops for timing and understanding of low power microarchitecture and implementation techniques for CPUs
  • Basic experience with static timing tools and flows
  • Physical design knowledge of device physics and in particular aspects which impact timing (cross talk, noise, OCV etc.)
  • Good understanding of physical design tools and methodology including but not limited to physically aware synthesis and place & route tools and flows, extraction, STA, and other analysis flows, and physical design verification (LEC, DVS, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum BS

Additional Requirements

  • 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.