Physical Design Engineer

Amazon.com - Austin, TX3.6

Full-time
EducationSkills
Job Description
Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. We have data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, and customers across all industries. We are seeking experienced Physical Design Engineers to build the next generation of our cloud server platforms. Our success depends on our world-class infrastructure; we’re handling massive scale and rapid integration of emergent technologies.

As a member of the Silicon Optimization Engineering Team you’ll be responsible for the design and optimization of hardware in our data centers. You’ll provide leadership in the application of new technologies to large scale deployments in a continuous effort to deliver a world-class customer experience. This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you’ll work with thought leaders in multiple technology areas. You’ll have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve your product’s performance, quality and cost. We’re changing an industry, and we want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with RTL/logic designers to drive architectural feasibility studies, explore power-performance-area tradeoffs for physical design closure
  • Drive block physical implementation through synthesis, formal verification, floor planning, bus / pin planning, place and route, power/clock distribution, congestion analysis, timing closure, IR drop analysis, physical verification, ECO and sign-off
  • Develop one or more of physical design flows: Place and Route, Power Optimization, Formal Verification and IR drop analysis
  • Evaluate 3rdparty IP and provide recommendations
  • Be a highly-valued member of our start-up like team through excellent collaboration and teamwork with other physical design engineers as well as with the RTL/Arch. teams
Basic Qualifications
  • BS + 8yrs or MS + 6yrs in EE/CS
  • 4 years of experience in ASIC Physical Design from RTL-to-GDSII in either 7nm, 14/16nm, 20nm, or 28nm
  • 4+ years of experience using CAD tools (examples: Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, or Others) to block design for synthesis, formal verification, floor planning, bus / pin planning, place and route, power/clock distribution, congestion analysis, timing closure, IR drop analysis, physical verification, and ECO
  • 2+ years of Scripting experience in Tcl, and/or Perl to develop/support flows related to block physical design
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of device physics, custom/semi-custom implementation techniques
4+ years of experience in developing one or more of the following physical design flows and methodologies: synthesis, place and route, STA, DFT, formal verification, CDC, and power analysis, power intent (UPF/CPF), IR/EM analysis.
  • Familiarity solving physical design challenges across various technologies such as DDR, PCIe, fabrics etc.
Experience with Verilog/SystemVerilog
Ability to provide mentorship, guidance to junior engineers and be a very effective team player
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation