Standard Cell Characterization Engineer

Beaverton, OR 97005
  • Job Code
    200234996
Summary

Summary

Posted: Mar 30, 2021

Role Number:200234996

Do you love building without precedent? As part of our Digital Design Engineering group, you'll take imaginative and revolutionary...Summary

Summary

Posted: Mar 30, 2021

Role Number:200234996

Do you love building without precedent? As part of our Digital Design Engineering group, you'll take imaginative and revolutionary ideas and determine how to turn them into reality! You and your team will apply engineering fundamentals and start from scratch if needed, bringing forward-thinking ideas to the real world. Your efforts will be groundbreaking! Join us in an exciting silicon design group that is responsible for designing state-of-the-art ASICs, and 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 Characterization 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 products to market quickly.

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for applicants with 10+ years in Library Characterization, Timing/Power/Noise Modeling, Liberty Formats, Variation Modeling, Crosstalk Noise Analysis, Spice simulation, Static Timing and Power Analysis flows, etc.
  • Flow automation skills in standard cells development and integration to improve execution efficiency.
  • Knowledge of Characterization (lib model including CCS timing/noise).
  • Experience with circuit simulators for characterizing large custom circuits and sophisticated sequential flops at low voltage and low power operating conditions.
  • Knowledge of FE modeling/Verilog and/or VHDL, and experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools.
  • Proven understanding of device physics and process.
  • Data analysis and ML knowledge to do data trend analysis and QA.
  • Experience in design automation using TCL/Perl/Python and EDA tool flow automation.
  • Familiar with foundry ecosystem and benchmarking practice.
  • Great interpersonal skills to champion initiatives internally and externally, and for effective communication with executive management and external partners.
  • Technical, analytical, and multi-functional collaboration skills.
  • Strong teammate.

Description

Imagine yourself at the center of our cutting-edge processor design in deep submicron technologies, and on standard cell library designs. You will drive concepts of transistor level circuit design, modeling and performance analysis, collaborating with all fields, playing a strategic role of getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will have the opportunity to integrate and come-up with new insights, as well as work with a team of hardworking engineers. As a Standard Cell Characterization Engineer for the 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.
- Responsible for working with design/CAD team to formulate automation specifications for circuit characterization and modeling.
- Automate architecture/topologies optimizing for power, timing, area and yield.
- Apply machine learning to optimize standard cells characterization and QA methodology.

Education & Experience

BSEE / MSEE is required.

Additional Requirements

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