Sr. Manager/Director, Physical Design (P&R)


Penang, Malaysia

Position Type

Full Time

About Us:

At RapidSilicon, we focus on bringing creativity to FPGA design by combining open-source FPGA methodology with proprietary technologies that enable a faster design-to-silicon turnaround. Our employees work on innovative AI-enhanced EDA tools to provide the most optimized design result that satisfies the needs in general-purpose or domain-specific applications.

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Job Description

  • Build and manage a PnR team owning partitions and full-chip from synthesis to place and route through all sign-off including timing signoff, physical verification, EMIR signoff, and formal verification.
  • Influence tools, flows, and overall design methodology in design construction, signoff, and optimization.
  • Work closely with architecture/RTL/DV/silicon validation teams to build the right product from landing zone to validation.
  • Plan schedule, headcount, and computing resources. And keep all plans in sync with other teams.
  • Make engineering judgment on tradeoff among PPA.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience in Physical Design.
  • Great communication and teamwork to contribute to diverse and inclusive teams.
  • Proven track record of implementing designs through synthesis, Floorplanning, place and route, extraction, timing, and physical verification.
  • Understanding of constraints generation, STA, timing optimization, and timing closure.
  • Experience in EDA tools such as Primetime, StarRC, Genus, Innovus, Design Compiler, ICC/ICC2.
  • Proficient understanding of CTS and different clock building techniques
  • Experience with multi-clock, multi-power-domain design
  • Experience in IP integration (memories, IO’s, embedded processors, double data rate, networking fabrics, and Analog IP)
  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics and transistor characteristics
  • Scripting skills in Python, Tcl, or Perl
  • Ability to collaborate and work directly with the tool vendors, and drive them to resolve tools bugs, as well as implement the required improvements
  • Outstanding technical problem solving and debugging ability

Deadline to Apply

Drop us an email, with attached resume, to
*We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status