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GPU Top Level Physical Design Engineer

Apple, Inc.
United States, Texas, Austin
Jun 18, 2024

Posted: May 29, 2024

Role Number: 200452389

Do you love creating sophisticated solutions to highly complex challenges? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you'll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient GPU! You'll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and expertly handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple's devices. Together, we enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices! This role requires a mix of strategic engineering along with hands-on, technical work, being responsible for implementing complete chip design from netlist to tapeout, and having hands on experience in physical design and large chip integration.


* Collaborate with FE team to understand chip architecture and drive physical aspects early in design cycle. * Contribute to innovation with the physical design team, and develop methodologies and "best known methods" that will enable outstanding GPU design. * Develop PD guidelines and checklists and drive execution. Be the focal point for place and route integration at the top level * Plan short and long-term work and goals with awareness of dependencies between different domains like top, STA, block place and route. * Reach new career highs as you resolve design and flow issues related to physical design, identify potential solutions and drive execution. * If you are a confident problem solver who thrives under pressure to find new, creative solutions, we are excited to hear from you!

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with ASIC integration including Floorplanning, Clock and Power distribution, global signal planning, I/O planning and hard IP integration.
  • Knowledge of issues such as multiple voltage and clock domains, ESD strategies, mixed signal block integration, and package interactions.
  • Familiar with hierarchical design approach, top-down design, budgeting, timing and physical convergence.
  • Depth of expertise on integrating IP from both internal and external vendors and be able to specify and drive IP requirements in the physical domain.
  • Experience with large subsystem designs (>20M gates) with frequencies in excess of 1GHz applying brand-new technologies.
  • Familiar with various process related design issues including Design for Yield and Manufacturability, multi Vt strategies and thermal Mgt.
  • From a CAD tool perspective, experience with Floorplanning tools, P&R flows, global timing verification and Physical Design Verification Flows is required.

Education & Experience

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of BS + 3 years of relevant experience.

Additional Requirements


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.