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Technologist, Physical Design Engineer

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037745


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In this position, the individual will be responsible for performing place and route at block and full chip level, will work on next generation 3D flash memory chip design, and contribute from RTL to GDS on block level designs.




Specific tasks will include but not limiting the following:


  • design floor planning, place and route.
  • CTS (Clock Tree Synthesis) and timing analysis.
  • physical design verification and debug.
  • ECO (Engineering Change Order) on existing database.
  • Perform physical implementation steps which include floor planning, place and route, power grid planning, clock tree design, timing closure, ECO, LVS/DRC.
  • Work with design and synthesis team to achieve area, timing and power targets.
  • Develop physical design methodologies and automation scripts for various implementation steps.




·        MSEE or MSCS with 5+ year experience of digital physical design.

·        Experience with RTL 2 GDSII concepts and flows.

·        Requires good programming/scripting skills in SKILL, TCL, perl or Python.

·        STA (Static Timing Analysis) experience.

·        Experience with industry standard toolsets from Cadence (SOC) or Synopsys (ICC).

·        Experience of physical verification such as DRC, LVS and XOR.

·        Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

·        Ability to work in a team environment.




Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


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