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GPU Physical Design Engineer - Sr Lead

Qualcomm Bengaluru, Karnataka (Onsite) Full-Time


Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware Engineering

General Summary:

As a leading technology innovator, Qualcomm pushes the boundaries of what's possible to enable next-generation experiences and drives digital transformation to help create a smarter, connected future for all. As a Qualcomm Hardware Engineer, you will plan, design, optimize, verify, and test electronic systems, bring-up yield, circuits, mechanical systems, Digital/Analog/RF/optical systems, equipment and packaging, test systems, FPGA, and/or DSP systems that launch cutting-edge, world class products. Qualcomm Hardware Engineers collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop solutions and meet performance requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 3+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
PhD in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 1+ year of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.

Qualcomm GPU team is actively seeking candidates for several physical design engineering positions. Graphics HW team in Bangalore is part of a worldwide team responsible for developing and delivering GPU solutions which are setting the benchmark in mobile computing industry.Team is involved in Architecture, Design, Verification, implementation and Productization of GPU IP COREs that go into Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC Products used in Smartphone, Compute, Automotive, AR/VR and other low power devices. Qualcomm has strong portfolio of GPU COREs and engineers get an opportunity to work with world class engineering team that leads industry through innovation and disciplined execution.  

As a Graphics physical design engineer, you will innovate, develop, and implement GPU cores using state-of-the-art tools and technologies. You will be part of a team responsible for the complete Physical Design Flow and deliveries of complex, high-speed, low power GPU COREs. Tasks also involve the development and enablement of low power implementation methods, customized P&R to achieve area reduction and performance goals. Additional responsibilities in this role involves good understanding of functional, test (DFT) mode constraints for place and route, floorplanning, power planning, IR drop analysis, placement, multi-mode & multi-corner (MMMC) clock tree synthesis, routing, timing optimization and closure, RC extraction, signal integrity, cross talk noise and delay analysis, debugging timing violations for multi-mode and multi-corner designs, implementing timing fixes, rolling in functional ECOs, debugging and fixing violations and formal verification.

The individual also should have deep knowledge on scripting and software languages including PERL/TCL, Linux/Unix shell and C. This individual will design, verify and delivers complex Physical Design solutions from netlist and timing constraints to the final product.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from reputed institution
  • 6-8+ years of experience in Physical Design/Implementation

Minimum Requirements:

  • Physical Implementation activities for high performance GPU Core, which includes Floor-planning, Place and Route, CTS, Formal verification, Physical Verification (DRC/LVS), PDN, Timing Closure and power optimization.
  • Should have good exposure to PD implementation of PPA critical Cores and making right PPA trade-off decisions.
  • Strong expertise in timing convergence of high frequency data-path intensive Cores and advanced STA concepts
  • Well versed with the Block level PnR convergence with Synopsys ICC2/ Cadence Innovus and timing convergence in PTSI/Tempus in latest technology nodes
  • Good understanding of clocking architecture.
  • Should be able work in close collaboration with design, DFT and PNR teams and resolve issues wrt constraints validation, verification, STA, Physical design, etc.
  • Well versed with Tcl/Perl Scripting
  • Experience of working as part of a larger team and working towards project milestones and deadlines; Handle technical deliverables with a small team of engineers.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and good communication skills.

Applicants: If you need an accommodation, during the application/hiring process, you may request an accommodation by sending email to 

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Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found

for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Qualcomm expects its employees to abide by all applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to security and other requirements regarding protection of Company confidential information and other confidential and/or proprietary information, to the extent those requirements are permissible under applicable law.

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