CAD EM/IR Engineer

  • Ampere
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

The Role

As a key member of our best-in-class CAD Group, you will be part of building state of the art designs. We will utilize your hands-on experience in power EM/IR analysis to develop, define and refine the methodologies and flows for gate-level, as well as transistor level designs. The high-level design will include functional static, npvless, dynamic IR analysis, package model handling, power EM analysis, SigEM, power switch modeling, design abstract and reuse for EM/IR.

What you’ll do

Primary responsibilities include development of custom EM/IR solutions. Focus on maintaining and enhancing EM/IR flow. Own shared relationships with various design groups (Physical-design and integration, Circuit-design / Power / Technology) on their EM/IR requirements. Work with vendors and foundries for tool qualification and debug

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Expertise in developing EM and IR related flows for better accuracy and efficient runs
  • Knowledgeable in several of the following tools such as RedHawk-SC, Voltus, VoltusFI and PathFinder
  • Strong programming skills in any of the following languages: Perl, TCL, Python, C/C++
  • Experience in supporting design teams
  • Ability to collaborate and work directly with the tool vendors, and drive them to resolve tools bugs as well as implement required improvements
  • Experience in exploring and defining new technology nodes settings
  • Excellent communication skills


Master's in Electrical / Computer Engineering

Perks in Santa Clara  

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking, including charging stations and bike parking
  • Gym and café on campus
  • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks 
  • Standing desks
  • Game room, including ping-pong 
  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Our Company  

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story  

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm®-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications.  Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.