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ASIC Design Engineer III

Location: Irvine, California 95035
Posted:Wed, January 13, 2021
Salary:Up to US$0.00 per year
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ASIC Design Engineer III - CDC methodology and policy development

Location: Milpitas, CA (95035) - remote to start

Contract Length: 6 months (contract to hire role)

**no sponsorship offered or C2C offered

In this ASIC development position, the individual will be responsible for driving Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) closure across for Western Digital's next generation enterprise SSD SOC controller ASICs. The candidate should possess a deep understanding of the entire ASIC design process from architecture thru timing closure with extensive experience in asynchronous design and clock domain crossing.


  • Work with relevant team member to set up a robust CDC flow and policy
  • Drive the design team to adherence of the established CDC policies with a goal of having zero waivers
    • Review and audit designers' modules and CDC reports
    • Provide expert input in identifying the areas of concerns and how to resolve them
    • Track and report progress to the SoC lead and management
    • Drive to a design with zero CDC waivers thru design correction or CDC constraint application
    • Establish process to review and verify that any constraints are valid and the design is correct with no ambiguity


  • BS/MS in EE/CE, plus 8+ years of Design experience
  • RTL/HDL coding in Verilog and proper construction to achieve clean designs that achieve frequency, area and power targets
  • Understanding of the entire design process from micro-architecture thru GDS with extensive experience in CDC and asynchronous clock domain design.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Team player that can work with peers to achieve desired results
  • Highly motivated individual that takes ownership and is results oriented

Job Description

In this technical lead/contributor role, essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Previous technical leadership experience
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Should be a fast learner and a good team player
  • Comfortable working in a global multi-site ASIC team for enterprise SSD controller development.
  • Able to work independently, plan tasks/sub-tasks and report progress on weekly basis.
  • Prior knowledge of scripting languages like Perl, Python or Tcl is a plus.

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have strong logic design background.
  • Proficient in RTL (Verilog/VHDL), design verification, and debug.
  • Proficient in CDC/Lint checking.
  • Storage or related experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills coupled with attention to detail and enthusiasm for a right first time approach.

Language Skills

Ability to read, write and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and emails in English. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to internal customers and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

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