Cpu Implementation Methodology Engineer

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Role Number: 200156648

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, intelligent people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In this highly visible role as a part of an industry-recognized and innovative CPU design team; you will contribute to solving intriguing and key problems in the physical design (PD) and optimization space. With a steadfast focus on improving Power, Performance and Area (PPA) of our industry leading CPU designs, you'll have the opportunity to work with most teams in CPU design and influence SOC teams as well. You will also be actively contributing to new and exciting technical areas including applying machine and deep learning techniques in the silicon design space.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess a BS or MS in Electrical/Computer Engineering with strong fundamentals in both VLSI design and software development
  • Strong fundamentals in high-performance, low-power physical design and implementation techniques (with working knowledge of industry synthesis, PnR and STA tools)
  • Proficiency in programming and scripting (Python, TCL, Perl) with strong fundamentals in data structures and algorithms
  • Solid understanding of logic design, circuits and electrical engineering fundamentals
  • Coursework or hands-on working knowledge of ML / DL tools and frameworks such as Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch would be an added plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


As a Physical Design Optimization and Methodology Engineer, you will own or participate in the following: • Develop Apple internal and drive cutting edge industry PD and optimization tools and flows for best in class PPA (including but not limited to low power and high performance physical design) • Work extensively with implementation, RTL, circuit design, internal and external CAD teams on the development of PD and optimization flows and their adoption in CPU design • Participate in ongoing projects of applying machine and deep learning techniques in solving key challenges in PD/implementation domain

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering is required.

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200156648