Physical Design Engineer (W/M)

Job Title            Physical design engineer (W/M)

Contract type   Permanent

Starting Date March 2022

Location            Paris, Caen, Grenoble - FRANCE

Offer date         26/10/2021

Offer Ref.          scx_be_des_2020_01

Job function    SCALINX’s design team is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Physical design engineer who will participate to the design of a state-of-the-art CMOS Transceiver ASIC for the Communications market. The candidate will drive the backend process through the entire RTL-to-GDSII flow including hierarchical floor planning, place & route, timing closure, power integrity, static timing verification, physical verification and equivalence checks, in close collaboration with the mixed-signal and digital IC design engineers.

Work description

  • Responsible for the implementation from RTL to GDSII of a complex ASIC in advanced CMOS process
  • Work closely with the RTL design team to understand the digital architecture and drive physical design implementation aspects
  • Manage floorplan, pin placement and block top level assembly
  • Participate in defining multi Vt strategy, operating conditions and block floorplan
  • Write SDC constraints and run block synthesis
  • Perform Formal Proof, Place and Route and STA
  • Integrate DFT scan and generate ATPG vectors for production testing
  • Power estimation and integrity sign-off
  • Participate to the evaluation of the fabricated ASIC in our measurement lab
  • Work in team to successfully design a state-of-the art ASIC
  • Participate to design reviews
  • Write documentation in accordance with company QA policy

Qualification and Experience

  • You have a MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent and 3+ years of hands-on experience in physical design of digital IC from RTL to GDSII
  • You have knowledge of scripting languages (TCL, Perl, Python)
  • A previous experience with Cadence or Synopsys physical design flow is mandatory
  • An Experience with large designs (>1M gates) utilizing submicron CMOS technologies is a plus
  • A previous experience in physical implementation of digital processing functions for Mixed-Signal ICs such as A/D Converters, D/A Converters, and/or RF transceivers is a plus
  • You demonstrate good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You are a team player with a critical attitude and sense of initiative
  • You communicate fluently in English (oral and written)

How to apply

If you have a passion for IC design and the ambition to create something different, it will be a great pleasure to receive your resume at

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