ASIC Physical Design Engineer - Bitcoin Mining

  • North York, Toronto, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Toronto, Canada

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Additional Information

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Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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.

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.

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