CAD Engineer - Custom Signoff

Apple Santa Clara, California
cad engineer apple design signal cad team analysis mixed signal devices simulation education silicon
March 19, 2023
Santa Clara, California
Summary Do you love building elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you ll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple s devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices! The Signoff Engineer ensures that all necessary and appropriate verification and analysis work has been performed on a complex mixed-signal design prior to tapeout. In this highly visible role as a core team member in our advanced Signoff CAD Group, you will enhance your career working on innovative designs. You ll use your hands-on experience in Custom analysis to develop/define & refine the signoff methodologies for transistor level as well as gate level designs. The areas will include but are not limited to signoff of power and signal analysis, Power-intent verification, Formal verification, mixed-signal simulation, and signoff of IP for reuse. You will contribute to the definition of signoff requirements early in the project, work with other teams in the organization (Design, CAD and Technology) to verify that the EDA flows and tools are set up and run correctly during the project, and all signoff criteria are met at the end of the project. Responsibility also includes directly communicating with design groups and providing frontline support for enablement / enhancement / debug requests. Key Qualifications
  • Solid understanding of circuit design principles
  • Strong understanding of CAD flows
  • Experience in developing CMOS analog and mixed signal designs with emphasis on simulation, extraction, and layout.
  • Experience with chip integrating and analog IP verification at the block and chip level is a plus.
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages (Python and Perl)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
Description - Determine signoff criteria; work with technology and design teams - Participate in technology and design reviews - Develop and maintain signoff checks - Verify CAD flows are generating correct results (flow signoff) - Evaluate designs for signoff - Participate in signoff reviews with design teams - Enablement of design teams on signoff infrastructure including page generation, build list maintenance, and enhancement request tracking - Ability to work in a demanding, team-oriented environment Education & Experience Minimum requirements of BS + 3 years of relevant industry experience Additional Requirements Pay & Benefits
  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $130,000 and $242,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

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