ASIC Physical Design Engineer - Bitcoin Mining
- North York, Toronto, United States
- Employees can work remotely
Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.
You will be part of the custom silicon team in Block that develops bitcoin mining ASIC. In this role you will work closely with other digital designers and mixed signal designers to develop the next generation of mining ASIC. In particular, the challenges of block level physical implementation, timing, integration, assembly and physical verification are critical parts of this role.
Block level P&R, and integration from early RTL to final tapeout
Work closely with logic designers on block level timing closure.
Manage interactions with standard cell development and frontend owners.
Improve capacity and scalability of our full chip design flows.
Develop scripts to enhance current physical design infrastructure/methodology.
BSEE degree or Applied Science degree (or higher) with 5+ years of related experience
Good understanding of the full design cycle from RTL to GDSII, including chip level.
Successfully taped out multiple chips
Expertise with Synopsys tools for synthesis, place and route, timing analysis, etc.
Experience through all aspects of block delivery including clock, power analysis, physical verification, etc.
Strong Python/Perl/shell/tcl skills
Experience with Linux and or Unix and text editors
Understanding of timing constraints and timing reports
Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
Excellent communication skills
We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.