Physical Design Engineer


United States - San Jose, CA, United States | Full Time | Confidential

Mountain View, CA, United States Acceler8 Talent Full time

Acceler8 Talent is seeking an experienced Physical Design Engineer to join an exciting and well-funded ($50m series A) HW acceleration start-up that is developing a novel interconnect architecture which will eliminate congestion in distributed systems.


· Evaluate tool flow for physical implementation in a cloud-first environment.

· Work on chip-level floorplan and block partitioning. Evaluate tradeoffs in interface complexity, block size and functional partitioning.

· Define and construct major physical structures, including clock architecture, power delivery network, and interconnect topologies.

· Establish the P+R workflow at block & chip levels, working with large and complex designs in the latest process technology nodes.

· Execute block and top-level physical implementation, from floorplan & power plan, through P+R & timing closure.


· 10+ years’ experience in the physical implementation of network switching/routing silicon, such as: SmartNICs, PCIe, DPUs, high-speed serial interfaces etc.

· Track record of execution on shipped products

· Experience working on the latest advanced nodes

· Expertise in SystemVerilog and experience with Python, Perl or other scripting language.

· Deep experience with the latest CAD tools.

· Familiarity with a variety of analysis tools

Key Skills: Physical Design, Physical Implementation, STA, timing closure, hierarchical design, implementation flows, implementation

They are offering up to $250k base + equity and are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. Please apply here or contact [email protected] if you would like to hear more.

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