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IBM Sr. Hardware physical chip design engineer - AI workloads in Chicago, Illinois

Introduction

IBM’s Brain Inspired Computing team at IBM Research - Almaden, creators of the TrueNorth neuromorphic chip, seeks team players with proven VLSI design, verification and test expertise. If you have strong desire to build state-of-the-art digital chips and systems join us and let's reshape the future of AI.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Ideal candidates will have expertise in several of the following areas:

  • Physical design, including floor planning, place and route, power grid, clock-tree, and synthesis, and integration

  • Extensive tapeout experience

  • Synthesis and placement-driven synthesis

  • Timing closure and signoff

  • Power/Performance/Area estimation and optimization

  • In-depth understanding of memory structures

  • DFT and DFM implementation

  • Simulation and debugging

  • Extensive scripting and flow automation

  • Experience with Cadence EDA tools or EDA tool administration

  • Logic and RTL design, simulation, test and debug

  • Large-scale neuromorphic systems or neural network hardware

  • Scripting and programming skills in C++, Python, or TCL

  • Basic machine learning knowledge

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years experience in any of the following: Place and route, synthesis, timing analysis

  • At least 3 years scripting, including TCL

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 4 years experience in any of the following: Place and route, synthesis, timing analysis

  • At least 4 years scripting, including TCL

About Business Unit

With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

Your Life @ IBM

Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

About IBM

The IBM Research Division conducts scientific research and develops technologies and processes for use with IBM products and customer applications. IBM Research has produced leading contributions to the technology underlying IBM's product portfolio, as well as to the world of science and the entire IT industry. For more information please visit www.research.ibm.com.

The World is Our Laboratory: No matter where discovery takes place, IBM researchers push the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. IBM Research is a global community of forward-thinkers working towards a common goal: progress.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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