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Principal Physical Design Engineer

Minneapolis, MN, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 253265 


In this highly transparent role as a Principal Physical Design Engineer in Micron’s Non-Volatile Engineering Group, you will be responsible for running and maintaining the timing flows using industry standard EDA tools for crafting next generation ASIC products for Micron on most recent technology nodes. You will also work with front-end design teams across various subject areas in helping APR blocks through physical design flow and making sure all the blocks to meet timing requirements. 


The team member will work with a creative and highly motivated Physical Design team using state of art technologies and methodologies. This position is being offered in Minneapolis Design Center, Minneapolis.  


Responsibilities and Duties include, but not limited to:


  • Proficient in chip/block level timing closure and verification flow and methodology. Hands-on expert, independent driver to clos chip/blocks from floorplanning to sign-off
  • Broad knowledge and experience in timing constraint generation and timing closure of high performance ASIC designs
  • Good understanding of timing corners, modes and process variations and AOCV, OCV, Noise and Xtalk effects on timing.
  • Must have deep functional knowledge of P&R flows along STA flows, should be able to catch up quickly on internal flows, adapt.
  • Proven track record in design timing analysis and closure of sophisticated process technology nodes 28nm and below
  • Experienced user of digital timing tools – Cadence Tempus or Synopsys PrimeTime


Qualifications and Skills include, but not limited to:


  • 10+ years of proven experience in physical design timing closure
  • Bachelor’s or Masters with a relevant education in the field of electronics and computer engineering and/or related field
  • Stronghold on the fundamentals of digital electronics and microprocessors is vital and proficiency in tcl scripting language
  • Required soft skills – Customer orientation, Good teamwork and communication skills. Good analytical and Problem-solving skills along with strong ownership, dedication and time management.



About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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