Asic Design Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id


  • Participate in the development of high-performance ASICs from specification to tape-out, including RTL, Synthesis, physical design, and timing closure
  • Maintain and improve existing designs using Verilog/SystemVerilog
  • Participate in the Implementation of new designs using Verilog / SystemVerilog
  • Triage and fix failures down to the root cause
  • Actively work with the verification team to deliver ASICs with high quality
  • Actively work with the physical design team to resolve implementation and timing issues
  • Develop tests and debug ASICs in the emulation
  • Perform diagnostics and tests for ASICs in the lab

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 7+ years of ASIC design experience
  • Experience with Synthesis, Timing/Power Analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing multi-million gate blocks with multiple clock domains
  • Strong understanding of ARM CHI, AXI, AHB, APB standards and experience with PCIE, LPDDR, Ethernet standards is a definite plus
  • Hands on experience in Design Verification and/or physical design is a plus
  • Familiarity with high performance and low power design techniques

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent Verilog, System Verilog programming and debugging skills
  • Scripting experience (Python, Perl, TCL, shell programming)
  • Proficient in synthesis constraints.
  • Ability to write and debug test
  • Ability to debug system-wide issues
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative and team-focused with the drive to learn and grow

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