CPU Physical Design Optimization And Methodology Engineer

Apple Inc. Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 months ago

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, intelligent 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 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. Do you want join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product!

In this highly visible role as a part of an industry-recognized and innovative CPU design team, you will contribute to solving intriguing and key problems in the physical design (PD) and optimization space. With a steadfast focus on improving Power, Performance, and Area (PPA) of CPU designs, you'll have the opportunity to interface with most teams in CPU design and influence SOC teams as well.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of CPU PD, optimization, and/or methodology experience

  • Expertise in high-performance, low-power physical design and implementation techniques with industry standard synthesis and PnR tools

  • Proficiency in using STA and power analysis tools

  • Proficiency in programming and scripting (Perl, TCL) with strong fundamentals

  • Strong understanding of logic design (RTL) and electrical fundamentals

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


As the CPU Physical Design Optimization and Methodology Engineer, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with physical design team, CAD team and external vendors to drive physical design methodology and flow enhancements to improve PPA and turnaround time. Analyze the design, look for opportunities and provide feedback to CAD and external vendors for tool and flow enhancements. Work with physical design team to understand the challenges associated with design closure and provide guidance.

Education & Experience

BSEE/MSEE is required.

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