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Staff Applications Engineer - Place & Route

Company: Synopsys
Location: Plano
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Applications Engineer - Place & Route


USA - California - California, USA - Texas - Austin, USA - Texas - Dallas, USA - Texas - Plano

Job Description and Requirements

At Synopsys, we're at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we're powering it all with the world's most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you!
Our Silicon Design & Verification business is all about building high-performance silicon chips-faster. We're the world's leading provider of solutions for designing and verifying advanced silicon chips. And we design the next-generation processes and models needed to manufacture those chips. We enable our customers to optimize chips for power, cost, and performance-eliminating months off their project schedules.
We're looking for a place and route applications engineer to join the team.In this role you will:

  • Help to promote and support Synopsys place and route tools on advanced technology node leading edge customer projects.
  • Develop chip design flows to support the sale and adoption of Synopsys' software, testing new product features and partnering with R&D on the development and promotion of new product enhancements.
  • Provide opportunities for complex debug and resolution of advanced issues related to chip design across the areas of placement, optimization, clock tree synthesis, and routing.
  • Build fundamental knowledge in the chip design space from RTL creation and simulation to final timing signoff and design tape out.
    Key Qualifications:
    • Users should have a background in electrical and/or computer system engineering as well as knowledge of chip design in the areas of design planning, placement, clock tree synthesis, and routing.
    • 10+ years of direct chip design experience at more recent advanced technology nodes such as 7nm or below.
    • Additional experience outside the Place and Route space such as RTL Synthesis, Formal Verification, RC Extraction, or Static Timing is welcome.
    • Soft skills in presentation, communication, and customer relationship are important for this role.
    • Strong scripting skills.
    • Strong desire to grow technical knowledge
    • Action oriented. Self-starter.
    • Should be able to multi-task efficiently while working remotely.
      Preferred Experience:
      • BSEE/MSEE or equivalent with 5+ years of chip design experience
      • Synopsys placement, clock tree, and route experience
      • Knowledge of EDA design timing and DRC closure through signoff for tapeout
      • Generate and present technical presentationsThe base salary range across the U.S. for this role is between $117,000 to $204,000. In addition, this role may be eligible for an annual bonus, equity, and other discretionary bonuses. Synopsys offers comprehensive health, wellness, and financial benefits as part of a of a competitive total rewards package. The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of job-related factors, including location, skills, experience, and education. Your recruiter can share more specific details on the total rewards package upon request.

        Synopsys has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.
        Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

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        United States

        Job Subcategory

        Applications Engineering

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