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R&D Engineering, Sr Staff Engineer

Company: Synopsys
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Sr. Staff R&D Engineer


USA - California - California, USA - California - Mountain View/Sunnyvale, USA - California - San Diego, USA - California - San Jose, USA - Texas - Austin

Job Description and Requirements

Synopsys is looking for an experienced Senior Staff R&D Engineer. This position is in a cutting-edge implementation product, in next generation synthesis and P&R tools. The candidate will be required to work on building and enhancing the next generation flow for performance, power, area (PPA) and runtime. This will involve identifying the opportunity for improving PPA, proposing a good solution, implementing it, thoroughly testing it, and supporting it post-deployment.


  • Working on latest implementation technologies (Synthesis, Multi Source CTS, Floor planning etc.) to solve complex PPA challenges.
  • Working on developing and deploying synthesis and PNR methodologies for advanced nodes by collaborating with key stake holders.
  • Providing technical solutions by identifying design and/or EDA tool issues and provide appropriate solution effectively and translate the findings into requirements for R&D to improve both tool behavior as adaptive long-term solutions.
  • Develop project-specific design flows to improve PPA. Proactive understanding of flow/methodology gaps/challenges and provide innovative solutions to address the same.
  • Closely interact with Synopsys R&D team and product development team to develop future technologies RTL to GDSII and understanding possible impacts of a technology challenge through the flow.
  • Experience in independently debugging and resolving Synth & PnR implementation challenges.
  • Good exposure towards methodology changes to achieve targeted PPA metrics for complex designs.
  • Contribute to all phases of physical design of complex blocks, sub-systems from RTL to delivery of final GDSII.
  • Hands-on physical design implementation using Synopsys tools (DC, ICC2, FC) and physical verification tasks (ICV) in advanced process nodes of 5NM, 3NM, 2NM.
  • Physical design tasks include Synthesis, floor-planning, place and route, CTS, timing closure, IR/EM analysis, and Formality for block level and subsystem-level flat and hierarchical designs.
  • Physical verification tasks include creating ICV setup and scripts for DRC, LVS, DFM, Antenna and density checks, report generation, analysis, debugging, and implementing fixes in the physical design database. Should be able to guide other junior engineers on their day-to-day work.Job Requirements:
    • 7 years of work experience in RTL synthesis and PNR flows.
    • Bachelors or Master's Degree in Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering
    • Strong Scripting skills: TCL, Perl and Python
    • Strong debugging skills for Placement, CTS, Power, Timing closure and DRC convergence.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Good understanding of chip design flow.
    • Must be a team player, clear in written and oral communication skills and open to work with diverse teams across multiple time zones.At Synopsys, we're at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we're powering it all with the world's most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

      Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

      The annual range across the U.S. for this role is between $155,000-233,000. In addition, this role may be eligible for an annual bonus, equity, and other discretionary bonuses. Synopsys offers comprehensive health, wellness, and financial benefits as part of a comparative total rewards package. The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of job-related factors, including location, skills, experience, and education. Your recruiter can provide more specific details on the total rewards package upon request.

      Job Category



      United States

      Job Subcategory

      R&D Engineering

      Hire Type


      Base Salary Range

      $155,000 - $233,000

Keywords: Synopsys, Sunnyvale , R&D Engineering, Sr Staff Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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