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CAD Engineer - Circuit Simulation Flow & Methodology

Company: Apple
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Summary

Posted: Oct 24, 2023

Role Number:200515133

Technologies group, you'll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You'll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you'll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple's devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices! As a member of our CAD team, you will architect, develop, maintain and enhance design and simulation flows and methodology for digital, analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit designs.

Key Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Proven years of experience in circuit design flows and/or related CAD/automation support areas involving various technology nodes and tape-outs.
  • Proficiency with Spice/Fastspice simulators, including Spectre/APS/XPS, AFS(BDA), Hspice, NCSim, FineSim, CustomSim, ADS/Goldengate, etc.
  • Deep knowledge on DC/Transient/Noise/PSS/HB, Cross corner PVT, Aging/Reliability analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Strong ability to solve simulation convergence, accuracy, and performance issues.
  • Extensive exposure to post-layout simulation challenges and applications.
  • Experience in evaluating simulation related CAD tool/product application and driving EDA vendors to meet design requirements.
  • Understanding behavioral models for circuits, experience in clock network simulation and analysis.
  • Knowledge of PDK and Spice model qualification.
  • Efficient programming skills in any of the following languages: Perl, Python, TCL, Shell, C/C++, etc.
  • Ability to provide automations for rapid and dynamic design needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work across various teams.

    Description

    Description

    - In this role, you will work with different technology nodes and provide flows/methodologies for the different tool sets. - Working in a small team, you will be collaborating with the digital/analog/RF/mix-signal circuit designs, layout teams, technology teams, and 3rd party EDA tool vendors to drive and coordinate efforts of developing, validating, and bringing up transistor level circuit design environment and flows, enhancing custom checks and data generation.

    Education & Experience

    Education & Experience

    Minimum requirement of BS +10 years of relevant industry experience.

    Additional Requirements

    Additional Requirements

    Pay & Benefits

    Pay & Benefits

    • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $161,700.00 and $284,900.00, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

      Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

      Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

      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.

Keywords: Apple, San Diego , CAD Engineer - Circuit Simulation Flow & Methodology, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , San Diego, California

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