Job Description:

**Job Id** E1958294

**Job Title** Physical Design Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)

**Post Date** 10/25/2017

**Company-Division** Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

**Job Area** Engineering – Hardware

**Location** California – Santa Clara

**Job Overview** Qualcomm’s Embedded Digital Physical Design Team is responsible for the drive and execution of all phases of the complete netlist-to-GDSII flow for all embedded digital circuits in Analog IP. Design scope ranges from block-level to chip-level across many QC product lines, including modem, transceiver, power management, and RF front-end. We are actively seeking candidates for multiple Physical Design positions in San Diego, CA. **Responsibilities:** You will be part of a team responsible for the complete Physical Design Flow for embedded digital circuits. Tasks involved can be one or more of the following:

+ Work with the design team on understanding in context of physical timing closure, including development of timing constraints required for implementation and signoff.

+ Lead block- and chip-level signoff closure activities, including timing, physical verification, powergrid verification, logical equivalence, and power domain integrity .

+ Develop new scripts/flows to improve implementation and closure processes.

+ Complete netlist-to-GDSII implementation of embedded digital circuits.

+ Implement and develop low-power implementation methods, including use of headswitches, clock gating, multi-vdd, and multi-vth

+ Block- and chip-level floorplanning, powergrid, placement, CTS, P&R, PV, timing, and Signal Integrity Analysis.

+ Work closely with analog design teams to implement highly-customized PNR solutions.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

**Minimum Qualifications** **Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years experience in 4 or more of the following areas:**

+ Physical implementation (Floorplanning, CTS, STA) for CPUs and GPUs in advanced technologies

+ STA tool and closure methodologies, including experience with MMMC and rapidly-advancing STA inputs

+ Power grid, clock tree, and low-power reduction implementation methods

+ Signal integrity and timing closure methodologies such as OCV/AOCV/Statistical

+ Physical Verification, Conformal Low Power (CLP), IR drop analysis, Formal Verification

+ Programming and scripting skills (Tcl, perl and/or C)

**Preferred Qualifications** **Additional experience/skills considered a plus:**

+ Master’s degree

+ Power-aware yield estimation

+ Vmin optimization

+ Power recovery

+ Semi-custom of structured blocks

+ Clock tree analysis and optimization

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

**Education Requirements** Required: Bachelor’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

Preferred: Master’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering


**EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.**

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