Physical Design Engineer - ASIC Back End Flow- 6 Month Contract

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Location England, England Salary
Sector Engineering Type contract

6 Month Contract based in UK & Ireland -

The services required are Physical design engineers who are experts in the full digital IC design flow and specifically in floorplanning, the complete Place and Route flow, Signoff Static Timing Analysis, Timing closure activities and physical verification.

The scope of work includes the physical implementation of blocks in TSMC 7nm process, specifically, the following aspects of the physical flow:

  • 1. Create clock constraints & perform block level clock tree synthesis
  • 2. Ownership of block level timing closure activities
  • 3. Floorplanning of the blocks
  • 4. Complete place & route of the blocks
  • 5. Physical verification of the blocks
  • 6. Signoff STA of the blocks
  • 7. Creation of all necessary design views for integration into toplevel
  • 8. Implementation of top-level signoff driven ECOs
  • 9. Contribute to top-level design closure and signoff
  • 10. Perform and ensure clean signoff checks for timing, physical verification, multi-voltage, formal & IRDROP for all agreed blocks
  • 11. Organize regular review of the tasks in progress or completed
  • 12. Complete all documentation associated with the above tasks
  • 13. Responsible for identifying any RTL/documentation/flow bugs and logging bug reports for tracking purposes
  • 14. Responsible for closing bug reports in a timely manner
  • 15. Responsible for ensuring that there are no bugs found that would necessitate a stepping in the project.
  • 16. Responsible for identifying design bugs and closing them off comprehensively or by clearly handing over to an acceptable owner
  • 17. Work closely with & support RTL, DFX and physical teams
  • 18. PT & ICC2 environment maintenance and updates as necessary


1. Experience of advanced process nodes (16nm and lower) is highly desired.

2. Experience of Cadence Innovus or IC Compiler II is highly desired

Start date: ASAP

I apologise if this doesn't perfectly fit your skillset, but I do cover off multiple areas of the ASIC Design and Verification market, so if you are looking for contract work please reach out and we can have a chat to discuss what I can do for you.

Unfortunately we do not offer sponsorship so you must have a valid UK Work permit for me to place you in any roles.

Please get in contact in any of the above is of interest.

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