Senior Physical Design Engineer (W/M)

Job Title Senior physical design engineer (W/M)
Contract type   Permanent
Starting Date Immediately
Location Paris, Caen, Grenoble - FRANCE
Offer date 29/04/2024
Offer Ref.  scx_snr_be_des_2022_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 execute 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 physical implementation from RTL to GDSII of a complex ASIC in advanced CMOS process (22nm and below technologies)
  • Work closely with the RTL design team to understand the digital architecture and execute the physical design implementation
  • Participate to the definition and development of the physical implementation flow
  • Manage floorplan, pin placement, power planning and block/top level assembly
  • Participate to define the supply strategy and standard cell choice
  • Elaborate timing budget and write power intent (SDC) based on the design information and specification requirement
  • Achieve timing and physical closure, including lithography optimizations
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks (i.e., DRC, LVS, equivalence, power intent checking)
  • Perform Quality of Result checks including signoff timing analysis and power analysis (IR drop, Electromigration checks, power consumption analysis)
  • Integrate DFT scan
  • 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 10+ years of hands-on experience in physical design of digital IC from RTL to GDSII
  • You have knowledge of scripting languages (TCL, Python, Bash, Make, Skill)
  • A previous experience with Cadence physical design flow is mandatory
  • Experience with the full RTL to GDS2 physical design flow execution (Synthesis, P&R, STA, DFT insertion, DRC and LVS sign-off) with 22nm and below technologies is mandatory.
  • An Experience with large designs (>1M gates) with advanced CMOS technologies (22nm and below) and high clock speed (up to 1Ghz) 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 [email protected]

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