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Senior CAD Engineer

Company: Amazon Lab126
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products and groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. We are embarking on a new initiative that requires setting up SOC CAD infrastructure from scratch.

The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up the automation and work flows for our cutting edge SOC development team including front-end design, verification and emulation areas as well as physical design dashboards and automation. The workflows will include automation to run EDA tools in the AWS cloud. This role is crucial to the productivity of the team and quality of products delivered to devices customers.

You will be expected to have overall knowledge of RTL tools and methodology ranging from static tools like compile, Lint, CDC, and integration workflows like IP quality checks, handoff checklists to backend. Candidate will also evaluate tools and vendors, and drive next generation methodologies for SoC RTL development. Candidate should have a flair for automation, enjoy working with teams (local and remote) have excellent communication skills, and provide mentorship and guidance to frontend and backend teams.

In this role, you will:

  • Create infrastructure and work flows for of RTL code including compile, Linting, CDC, code generation from embedded macros, etc.
  • Create verification infra including regression scripts, regression automation on cloud infrastructure
  • Create triage methodologies like log post parsing, report generation, and failure reproduction.
  • Automate and Integrate work flows with source code control like GIT.
  • Create Synthesis scripts including DFT insertion steps; Parse QOR files and create QOR reports for dashboarding and trends monitoring
  • Create PD infrastructure and scripts for managing netlist releases from frontend team to PD team, gate keepers for QOR of netlist being delivered, QOR extraction for various steps of the PD process for evaluating progress through PD process
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in EE, CE, or CS
  • At least 10 years of RTL domain experience
  • 5+ years of automation experience with scripting languages such as unix shell scripts (csh/bash), Perl, and Python
  • Experience developing methodologies, aiding teams in adopting them
  • Knowledge of latest frontend and backend EDA tools like VCS, Spyglass, DC, Primetime, LEC etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud compute infrastructure
  • End to end design cycle (frontend and backend) from specification, to implementation, to handoffs/closure.
  • Proficiency in power estimation and power management tools
  • Exposure to emulation workflows (like Zebu/Palladium/Veloce)

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Keywords: Amazon Lab126, Sunnyvale , Senior CAD Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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