Senior Physical Design Engineer

Updated on 6/12/2024



201-500 employees

Develops real-time AI inference hardware and software



Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineer or related degree required; advanced degrees (MS, PhD) a plus.
  • 10+ years of meaningful industry experience and a background in block/top level physical design of high-speed processors
  • Strong hands-on experience in implementing multi-voltage, multi-clock domain designs
  • Expert in different CTS methodologies, global and block-level clock distribution
  • Strong experience with Static Timing Analysis
  • Expert in implementing PD power optimization techniques
  • Strong understanding of timing constraints, timing analysis, power grid design, power analysis (EMIR/di/dt), ECO generation and MCMM STA signoff
  • Deep understanding of low power format like UPF/CPF
  • Experience in formal equivalency checks, Low Power Rule check and verification
  • Expert in industry standard EDA tools like Cadence Genus/Innovus/Tempus, Synopsys Fusion Compiler/ICC2/Primetime, Ansys Redhawk, Joules/PTPX
  • Strong Automation skills using scripting languages like TCL, Python, Perl etc.
  • Technical Lead for full chip integration activities
  • Own and drive the overall Global Clock design
  • Lead and own Sign-off activities like STA, EMIR, Physical Verification
  • Own and drive execution of blocks from Synthesis, P&R to Timing Sign-off, Physical Sign-off and Electrical Sign-off
  • Collaborate closely with the Microarchitecture/RTL team to help drive PPA improvements and resolve design issues
  • Influence tools, flows, and overall RTL to GDS2 physical design methodology with a data-driven approach

At Groq, the focus on real-time AI solutions through a Language Processing Unit™ and a deterministic Tensor Streaming architecture allows the company to excel in delivering ultra-low latency AI inference at scale. This specialized approach not only enhances technology performance but also simplifies processes for developers, accelerating production timelines and improving return on investment. Additionally, Groq's commitment to domestically-based supply chains supports higher sustainability and reliability in operations, making it an effective workplace for driving forward-thinking AI technology solutions.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Mountain View, California



Growth & Insights

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