Staff Physical Design Engineer, Dojo

    • Tesla Motors
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Posted 54 days ago | Updated 14 hours ago


On Site
USD 88,400.00 per year
Full Time


Place and route
Digital circuit design
Physical data model
Integrated circuit design
Logic synthesis
Artificial intelligence
System on a chip
Electrical engineering
Investor relations
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

Tesla's Autopilot AI (Dojo) Silicon Development Team is looking for experienced, highly skilled VLSI engineers who enjoy working across the logic, circuit, methodology, and physical design levels. Our physical design team is growing to tackle a wider range of projects, building on our in-house SOC design expertise. This position entails the design, construction and integration of SOCs, IP, circuits, tool flows, and methodologies into systems using advanced technologies - from definition through characterization.

What You?ll Do

  • Lead and drive large design blocks and SOCs from early design stage to tape out
  • Floorplan and partition designs to meet area, timing, and power requirements
  • Construct high-speed blocks, from synthesis, place, and route, out through timing, physical, and electrical closure to meet performance, robustness, reliability, and power targets
  • Read RTL, understand block micro-architecture, perform RTL modifications and prove logical equivalence as needed

What You?ll Bring

  • Engineering degree in a relevant field, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of industry work experience in VLSI/IC design
  • Knowledge and experience with logic design and synthesis tools and techniques
  • Proficient in place and route tools and approaches
  • Proficient in timing and electrical analysis in advanced nodes, including high-frequency design closure, IR drop, power, and reliability
  • Skilled with CAD tools and scripting languages (Perl or Python)
  • Understand cell and transistor level digital circuit design, memory and clock structures, and design methodologies
  • Good understanding of RTL, DFT, and microarchitecture
  • Good communication skills and a demonstrated team player
  • Flexible and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in any of these areas is a plus: SOC level physical integration and validation, post-silicon characterization

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $88,400 - $306,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits
      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.