CAD ML Timing Optimization Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024


Role Number:200552016
Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor and system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you’ll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. We invite you to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple products. In this highly visible role as a key technical member of the Design Methodology and Tools team, you are an integral part of the effort to improve the performance of Apple silicon. You will be responsible for delivering industry-leading solutions for design optimization, design closure, and visualization. Combining machine learning algorithm application with practical design know-how and software engineering best practices, you will help to differentiate and streamline Apple’s silicon engineering methods.


As a CAD ML Timing Optimization Engineer, you will: - Deliver methodology and tool solutions for static timing closure and power optimization. - Apply data science and ML analytics to quantify, mine, and predict intriguing patterns. - Deploy innovative modeling and optimization approaches to achieve globally optimal targets. - Prudently apply best-in-class learning algorithms to deliver value-adding design solutions. - Pursue deep analysis of design implementation alternatives to isolate key issues and identify appropriate ECO remedies. - Implement code infrastructure to facilitate analytics and visualization. - Collaborate with silicon design, CAD, and EDA partners to identify flow deficiencies and enact creative solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Practical knowledge and experience in applying ML and/or GPU accelerated approaches to solving challenging optimization tasks.
  • Proven software engineering background and experience with C++, Python, and a variety of deep learning libraries and infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify high ROI opportunities.
  • Proficiency with optimization algorithms, data modeling, and mathematical representations.
  • Hands on experience in static timing analysis and/or design optimization flows.
  • Solid understanding of Physical Design challenges, proficiency with place and route tools and implementation exploration.
  • Good communicator who can accurately assess, describe issues to management and follow solutions through to completion.
  • Familiarity with timing and power ECO techniques and high performance deep sub-micron processor designs is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum requirement of BS + 10 years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.