Sr. Staff Engineer, Reliability Verification


Penang, Malaysia

Position Type

Full Time

Immigrant Status

Citizen / PR (should not require any immigration services)

Travel Required


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

You will be directly involved in hardening of the SOC partitions that will be integrated with Rapid Silicon’s next-generation FPGA products. You will have the opportunity to work on partitions like RISC-V, ARM, Memory subsystem, PCIE subsystem, etc.
Key Responsibilities for this position include but not limited to:
  • Work with the DA team to define the Reliability Verification (RV) methodology.
  • Provide guidance to the design team to build a strong reliable design.
  • Support PDN, Electromigration/IR-drop (EMIR), Self-heat, ESD, Latch-up, and PERC flows. 
  • Drive solutions for all RV issues and violations.
  • Tightly collaborate with the design and DA team on issue resolution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master with at least 6 years or Bachelor with at least 8 years design experience in the structural/physical design domain
  • Have multiple tape-out experience in deep submicron, preferably experience in 14nm and below
  • In-depth knowledge in silicon reliability issues such as EMIR, Self-heat, ESD, Latch-up, Aging, etc.
  • Good knowledge of high-speed IO (DDR/SerDes) design and reliability challenges.
  • Must have solid experience with industry CAD tools in reliability and physical design –Apache Redhawk/Totem/Pathfinder, Calibre/ICV, Cadence Voltus/VoltusFi, etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Experienced in industry RTL to GDSII tools: Design Compiler, IC Compiler II, Fusion Compiler, PrimeTime, etc
  • Hands-on expertise with scripting languages such as Perl, TCL, and knowledge of hardware description languages of VHDL & Verilog.
  • Expertise in SOC design methodology, design automation, and full-chip signoff.
  • Possess strong initiative, analytical/problem solving skills, team working skills, ability to multitask and be able to work within a diverse team environment.

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