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Nvidia CAD Engineer 
United States, California 


NVIDIA is searching for a highly motivated, excellent CAD Engineer to join the Advanced Technology Group. You will support installation of foundry techfiles. You will provide expert support to designers in debugging tool, techfile and design errors. And you will develop flows and scripts to improve productivity of custom circuit designers worldwide. A successful candidate will have solid EE or CS background with an in-depth understanding of circuits, layouts and VLSI design. We are looking for someone who enjoys writing code to automate design processes and who enjoys working in groundbreaking process technologies. A strong background in Skill, Perl and C++ are needed for this position. The job involves both development and support. Due to the support nature of this role, this candidate should possess good interpersonal skills.

What you'll be doing:

  • Install, configure, and support foundry techfiles.

  • Perform expert debug of design errors to direct expeditious resolution: explaining user errors to designers; explaining techfile errors to the foundry support team, and explaining tool errors to EDA partners.

  • Custom edit foundry techfiles to define and implement Nvidia design methodologies.

  • We use a variety of standard off-the-shelf EDA tools at NVIDIA. You would be responsible for supporting and maintaining CAD tools used by IC designers including Virtuoso, IC-Manage, DRC/LVS verification tools, extractions, and spice simulation tools.

  • Work with CAD tool vendors to identify and resolve bugs, improve tool usability, and evaluate new tools and features.

  • Develop infrastructure to support design work in new process technologies.

  • Write scripts using perl, Cadence SKILL, and C++.

What we need to see:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering; MS preferred or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years of experience

  • A basic understanding of mosfet device behavior, CMOS layout, and VLSI design.

  • Excellent programming skills; experience with perl, Cadence SKILL, C++, tcl.

  • Great interpersonal skills

  • Passionate about providing excellent support for end-users.

You will also be eligible for equity and .