PD and Automation Engineer

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As a Physical Design Automation Engineer in the Implementation team, you will contribute to the development of industry-leading CPU IP to support the SiFive vision of enabling chip design by anyone. We are looking for people who are as excited as we are about working in a fast-paced dynamic environment to bring new hardware IP to market quickly, with high quality and exceptional performance. 


Responsibilities:

  • Develop automation to improve the productivity of Physical Design and RTL Engineers;
  • Implement and optimize our broad portfolio of RISC-V CPU's from RTL to GDSII;
  • Close aggressive performance, power, and area (PPA) goals at block and/or CPU level;
  • Collaborate with the microarchitecture and RTL teams to optimize PPA trade off's.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of physical design and automation experience; Experience with CPU designs and advanced process nodes (16nm and below) is a plus
  • TCL and Python scripting
  • Experience in synthesis, DFT insertion, floor planning, place and route, clock tree synthesis, static timing, power analysis, and signal and power integrity
  • Knowledge and skill in optimizing PPA through floor planning, placement and timing constraints, useful skew, and similar techniques
  • Attention to detail and a focus on high-quality design
  • Ability to work well with others and a belief that engineering is a team sport
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, Master’s preferred
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health benefits, employee stock option program, and much more. In addition to these, in the Taiwan office, we provide regional benefits including team-building events, annual physical examination, and education reimbursement.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested, then SiFive is the place for you!
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