Place and Route Physical Design Engineer @ Cisco Systems - Carlsbad, CA

Place and Route Physical Design Engineer

Job Title: Place and Route Physical Design Engineer

Job Level: Tech Lead



JOB PURPOSE:

Cisco is seeking a Place and Route Physical Design Engineer to define and implement advance node repeatable place and route flows of high speed blocks, data path and chip level integration. The flows require implementation of floor-planning, power planning, complex clock networks, timing driven place and route, extraction, static timing analysis, timing closure, signal integrity, DFM, IR/EM analysis.

The candidate will be working with the project design team and will be responsible for completing physical implementation of digital blocks on current and future projects using the developed flows.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION:

Define and deploy design flows

Create scripts to automate various design tasks

Support the users of the EDA tools when required

Debug EDA tool issues and interact with the EDA tool vendors

Evaluate new EDA tools

Create design flow user guides and documentation



QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

Experience in all aspects of the place and route flow, RTL to GDSII.

Timing driven place and route

Static timing analysis, timing closure, signal integrity

Hands on experience with current place and route EDA tools

Knowledge of advanced node design rules

Working with complex Low Power High Speed Designs

Resolving advanced node physical verification violations

Resolving IR/EM violations

Programming and scripting using Tcl/Tk/Unix Shell (sh, bash, csh)

Strong analytical, debugging and problem solving skills

Team oriented, strong communications skills



EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

12+ years experience in in flow development and implementation of digital blocks. SOC implementation is a plus.



ATTRIBUTES/APTITUDES/ATTITUDE:

Thrives in a highly collaborative and dynamic work environment

Possesses a quality-oriented mindset and attention to details

Team oriented, strong communications skills

Strong inner drive and self-motivation