CAD Engineer - New College Grad 2024

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 29, 2024

NVIDIA is searching for an eager and Normal motivated CAD Engineer - New College Grad to join the Advanced Technology Group. You will support installation of foundry techfiles, and provide support to designers in debugging tool, techfile and design errors. You will also be tasked to develop flows and scripts to improve productivity of NVIDIA custom circuit designers worldwide. A successful candidate will have solid EE or CS background with an understanding of circuits, layouts and VLSI design. We are looking for someone who enjoys writing code to automate design processes and who enjoys working in ground-breaking process technologies. A strong background in Skill, Perl and C++ are needed for this position. The job involves both development and support. Due to the support nature of this role, this candidate should possess good interpersonal skills.


  • Install, configure, and support foundry techfiles; custom edit techfiles to implement NVIDIA-defined design methodologies; develop design infrastructure to support new process technologies.
  • Write scripts using perl, Cadence SKILL, and C++ to automate these design support activities.
  • Support and maintain CAD tools used by IC designers, including Virtuoso, IC-Manage, DRC/LVS verification tools, extractions, and spice simulators.
  • Debug verification violations: explaining user errors to designers; communicating techfile errors to the foundry; and communicating tool bugs to EDA partners.

Job Requirements

  • Pursuing a B.S. in EE/CS (or equivalent experience), or a M.S. in EE/CS.
  • A basic understanding of mosfet device behavior, CMOS layout, and VLSI design.
  • Excellent programming skills; experience with perl, Cadence SKILL, C++, tcl.

NVIDIA has some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us and, due to unprecedented growth, our exclusive engineering teams are rapidly growing. If you're a creative and autonomous engineer with a real passion for technology, we want to hear from you.

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