VLSI Backend Engineer

Santa Clara, California
Full time

The position

Mobileye Inc. is seeking a VLSI Backend Engineer (RTL2GDS) to join our world class backend team in the R&D division. This role will be responsible for implementation of sophisticated SOCs with demanding requirements in power, performance, and area.
This position reports to the Director of VLSI Backend Engineering and will work with the US VLSI team of 5 and a global team of 30.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate good communication, teamwork, and technical understanding. This position will be hybrid coming into the Santa Clara office in California, or can be remote.

Job Responsibilities

  • 80% of the day-to-day duties will include place and route
  • Physical and structural design (backend) IC Design
  • Floor planning
  • Synthesis
  • Clock tree synthesis
  • Optimizations of area, power and timing
  • Solving congestion issues
  • Full chip timing closure (CTS, SI, STA etc.)
  • Formal Verification
  • Low power checker (VCLP)
  • Aware of UPF
  • Physical verification - DRC and LVS
  • TCL Perl Scripting


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years' experience Place and Route of 16FFC technology node or below
  • 5+ years' experience as a backend engineer in complex SoCs and IP’s
  • 5+ years' experience in backend tools and flows (i.e. ICC2, Innovus, PTSI, StarRC, Calibre, or Redhawk)
  • Must have experience in: formal verification, static timing analysis, good product yield of 97-99%, and IR drop


  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • 401k 
  • 11 paid holidays 
  • 18 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance 
  • Employer-sponsored short term disability insurance 
  • Supplemental life insurance, long term disability 
  • Employer-sponsored Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with enrollment into Medical  
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) upon vesting
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications above to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Mobileye changes the way we drive, from preventing accidents to semi and fully autonomous vehicles. If you are an excellent, bright, hands-on person with a passion to make a difference come to lead the revolution!