Hardware Engineer - Physical Design (6200-1015)

Achronix is a privately held fabless corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix's history is one of pushing the boundaries in the high-performance FPGA market. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, data center and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The employee will work on the physical implementation of blocks from RTL to GDS in advanced FinFet technology nodes (7nm/12nm/14nm/16nm) and below. The employee will also share responsibilities across design and verification. His/her responsibilities will include the following:

  • RTL synthesis, writing timing, area, and other relevant constraints.
  • Floorplanning, power grid implementation, clock tree synthesis, place and route.
  • Parasitic extraction and physical design verification.
  • Static timing analysis, and timing closure.
  • Lint, design for test, test coverage.
  • EM/IR verification and logic equivalence/formal verification.
  • Low-power design and power optimization.
  • Collaborate with other members of the team to optimize design in context.
  • Work with other team members to improve methodologies and flows.
  • Support post-silicon product bring-up and debug, timing and power characterization.

Required Skills

  • Experience with digital VLSI CMOS circuit design and physical design in advanced FinFet technology nodes.
  • Experience with HDLs such as Verilog.
  • Experience with industry-standard tools such as Design Compiler, ICC2, PrimeTime, Tetramax, RedHawk, ICV, Caliber LVS/DRC.
  • Excellent debugging skills.
  • Comfortable programming in a scripting language (e.g., Python or Perl) and writing full programs from scratch (e.g. 5000+ lines of code).
  • Familiarity with revision-control systems (e.g., Perforce, git).
  • Familiarity with using and/or designing FPGAs is a plus.
  • Well organized, punctual, excellent communication skills; ability to operate without direct supervision; ability to collaborate with other team members.

Education and Experience

MS in Electrical Engineering with 3-10 years experience.

Job Details

Job Title
Hardware Engineer - Physical Design (6200-1015)
Requisition No
Type of Position
Full Time
Reports To
Director, Hardware Engineering
Santa Clara, California
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