Silicon Design Engineer, Bitcoin Mining
- San Francisco, CA, USA
- 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 highly visible role, you will work with other digital and mixed signal designers to develop libraries that create the next generation cutting edge mining ASIC.
Characterize ultra low voltage standard cell circuits, and verify functionality with PPA optimization
Maintain the characterization flow to recharacterize newly modified cells and characterize new custom cells
Work with digital and mixed signal designers to improve standard cell designs
Characterize and produce standard cell EDA design views
BSEE degree or Applied Science degree (or higher) with 3+ years of related experience
Understanding of CMOS digital circuits & optimization for better PPA
Hands-on experience running SPICE simulations and high sigma variation analysis
Experience with timing characterization and modeling of Standard cell circuits
Experience of Synopsys Siliconsmart or Primelib
Familiar with Synopsys library compiler/ library manager
Familiar with different Liberty formats, such as CCS/LVF
Proficiency in scripting languages like TCL and Python
Nice to have
Experience with ultra low voltage standard cell design is a plus
Awareness of extraction methodologies and limitations
Experience with Synthesis and Place-and-route flows
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.