Senior Physical Design Engineer resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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  • Expertise in execution and debugging PDN issues like Grid weakness, Dynamic/Static IR Drop, SignalEM, Electrostatic discharge (ESD) and Low Power Ramp-up analysis with Apache tools. 
  • Strong fundamentals in Physical design execution through handling diverse blocks in multiple projects (7nm-45nm). Expertise includes floor-planning, PnR, CTS, RC-extraction, timing closure, physical and electrical verification.   
  • Research experience which focused on the design, integration, and implementation of novel, digital on-chip voltage sensing schemes in nanometer CMOS. 
  • A big advocate of automation and was involved in product engineering and QA infrastructure development throughout the career using Perl, TCL, Makefile, and Shell scripting.
  • EDA Tools: Synopsys (ICC, ICC2, PrimeTime, StarRC, Formality), Cadence ( Innovus,Voltus), Mentor (Olympus, Calibre), Apache ( Redhawk, Totem, Pathfinder), Dorado (Tweaker), RTDA (Flowtracer).
07/2018 to Current
Physical Design Engineer Intel Corp. Portland, OR,
  • PnR execution for multiple DDR blocks from netlist to GDS and coming up with recipes and methodologies for power,performance and area.
  • Seahawk: Owned a block from floorpan to GDS as well as took ownership for DQ clocking
  • Jade : Owned one of the most critical blocks in AMS from floorpan to GDS . Took ownership of the UPF flow and piloted it for AMS.
  • Power Integrity for AMS : Leading the signoff for AMS which includes power grid exploration , analysis ,execution and coming up with strategies for hitting the IR targets. Worked closely with multiple teams across Apple to make sure EMIR clean IP delivery .
  • Lead various methodology efforts to reduce the time for execution and improve the quality metrics.
05/2013 to 07/2018
Staff Physical Design Engineer Synopsys, Inc. Texas, AL,
  • PnR execution for multiple graphics blocks from netlist to GDS which included floorplanning, clock and power distribution timing closure, physical and electrical verification.
  • Graphics team PDN/IR lead : Responsible for signoff for Graphics blocks which included setting IR targets, power grid exploration , driving execution and coming up with Bump, Decap, Switch placement strategies.
  • Responsible for working with logic design team to understand partition architecture and drive physical aspects early in the design cycle meeting schedule and design goals.
  • Responsible for PPA(Power,Performance,Area)  exploration for GPU blocks , identify potential solutions and drive execution.
  • Developed flows and scripts for PDN and PnR for smoother execution and faster turnaround.
  • Successfully completed several tapeouts under fast paced design environment with tough deadlines.
05/2012 to 01/2013
Physical Design Intern Marvell Boise, ID,
  • Lead the Graphics section for closing quality rules and came up with strategies to fix the same.
  • PnR execution for a graphics partition which included synthesis, CTS, timing, physical and electrical verification.
  • Coming up with timing ECO’s for the partition and implementing them. 
  • Product engineering work included developing scripts for reducing shorts and congestion in the design.
08/2011 to 05/2012
Graduate Research Assistant University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Circuits for Accurate Voltage drop/droop sensing (SRC-funded, Task 2083.001)
  • Thesis research was focused on the design, integration, and implementation of novel, digital on-chip voltage sensing schemes in nanometer CMOS
10/2008 to 08/2011
Applications Engineer Flowserve Corp. Bridgeport, NJ,
  • Product engineering and working with leading semiconductor design houses worldwide on cutting edge 45nm and below process technologies, to help adopt/integrate Apache tools into customer SoC CAD flows and methodologies.
  • Technical support TIER-1 clients like ST, TI, ARM, LSI with activities like evaluations/benchmarks, Silicon debug product training, flow development, and foundry related support.
  • Platforms supported include RedHawk, Totem, Pathfinder, and Sentinel.
  • Lead developer of Apache’s flagship product RedHawk Explorer.
  • QA infrastructure development using Perl.
  • Tool release validation and release note preparation for new features.
Education and Training
Expected in 2013
Master of Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts - Boston - Boston, MA,
  • Power Optimization using XOR gating and Multivoltage scaling :In this project of two team members, we implemented a new algorithm based on Control data flow graphs. Implemented techniques like XOR Clock gating, Multivoltage scaling, Observability don’t care and scheduling techniques. Compared to the existing techniques around 3% power gain was obtained
  • Voltage Transient Induction and Detection:Project goals included the studying about various voltage sensors and testing of On Die Droop Detector system based on existing models and simulated the models in Spice. Performed Process variations on the system and the results were studied
  • Relevant coursework: VLSI Design Principles, Computer Architecture, Advance VLSI, Advanced Computer Architecture, Synthesis and Verification, Nanoelectronics, Semiconductor Devices
Expected in 2008
Bachelor of Science: Electronics Engineering
Model Engineering College - Kochi, Kerala
  • Projects: Voice Controlled Wheel Chair (community project), Micro ECG.
  • Relevant coursework: Electronic Circuit, Linear Integrated Circuits, Digital Electronics, Solid State Electronics Microprocessors, Communication techniques, Advanced Microprocessors and Micro controllers, Power Electronics.
  • Overall percentage: 84% (University first rank holder)

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  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • Model Engineering College

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  • Physical Design Engineer
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