CPU Physical Design Engineer - Austin, TX

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 139,000.00 - 208,000.00 per year
Full Time


Place and route
Policies and procedures
Physical data model
Electrical engineering
Logic synthesis
Test equipment

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > CPU Engineering

General Summary:

As a CPU Physical Design Engineer, you will work with microarchitecture and RTL design team to implement the designs meeting aggressive power, area and performance goals using industry standard tools/flows.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Work with CPU microarchitecture team to understand specifications and design trade offs in pipeline and structure sizing.
  • Perform feasibilities to validate implementability, area, timing and power.
  • Synthesize the Verilog RTL into gate level designs and perform optimizations.
  • Perform SynthPlace & Route on the designs using industry standard tools and deliver GDS.
  • Optimize the design at various stages from RTL to GDS to meet timing, power and area goals.
  • Validate the designs for functional and electrical robustness.

Preferred qualifications
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering; 10 years of practical experience
  • Knowledge of CPU microarchitecture.
  • Experience in deep submicron process technology nodes is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of library cells and optimizations.
  • Solid understanding industry standard tools for synthesis, place & route and tapeout flows.
  • Experience with Synthesis, place and route and signoff timing/power analysis.
  • Knowledge of high performance and low power implementation methods
  • Knowledge of CPU microarchitecture, logic design and circuits

Physical Requirements
  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to mile.
  • Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.
  • Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).
  • Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm's toll-free number found for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

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Pay range:
$139,000.00 - $208,000.00

The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Qualcomm. We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for annual RSU grants (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that Qualcomm has to offer!

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