NVIDIA

Senior Mask Design Engineer - Hardware

NVIDIA

March 25, 2021


We are looking for a Senior Mask Design Engineer.
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing. NVIDIA is a “learning machine” that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities that are hard to tackle, that only we can pursue, and for that matter to the world. This is our life’s work, to amplify human creativity and intelligence.
We are seeking a hardworking, creative, and highly motivated mask design engineer to work on the physical layout design and development of our next generation custom SRAM macro IPs. As part of the Digital Full-Custom Macro Team, you will work with other team members on the new process technologies to design the layout of high speed memory macros. You will have the opportunity to craft dense layout designs to enable low power and high performance circuits, and to develop layout methodologies that would be used on our NVIDIA products.
What you will be doing:

  • Perform physical layout of SRAM and datapath circuits using Cadence tools

  • Your duties will include floor-planning, hierarchical layout assembly, effective use of cell sharing and custom layout of pitch related cell design

  • Have the ability to recognize different solutions in layout implementation based on area, metal utilization and schedule

  • Work expertly to verify DRC and LVS issues quickly

  • Work closely with circuit engineers to help to establish layout design methodologies to enable an efficient and expeditious layout implementation

What we need to see:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • 8+ years of experience in memory macro layout

  • Strong background in tight pitch related layout design

  • Knowledge of the latest finfet technology nodes and design rules

  • Expert knowledge of layout tools (Cadence Virtuoso is helpful)

  • Knowledge of ICV layout verification tool is a plus

  • Scripting skills in CSH, PERL or SKILL is helpful

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with multi-functional teams

  • Excellent writing and reporting skills

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.