PhD Residency - Electronics - VLSI desig n ( Job ID# 4959414002 )

Employer Name Google X   Address 0000
Job Type Full-time, Permanent   Address 2
Experience Any   City Mountain View
Education Any   State California
  Zip Code 94035

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Job Description

PhD Residency - Electronics - VLSI design / Electronic Design Automation
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.


Our goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that’s why we’re excited about you.

Life here isn’t easy, but it’s fun. We’re trying to build things most people can’t even imagine, and we’re doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world. You’ll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you’ll partner with team members to solve key challenges.

This isn’t your ordinary internship. You’ll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.


To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projects
To get paid competitively and with Google benefits
To be part of a lively community of other Interns and Residents
To addend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizations

Due to Covid-19, internships are held remotely through 2021
Laptops and equipment will be provided
Duration: a flexible 4 mo. to 1 year program based on project team needs and your availability.

Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing a PhD degree

Collaborating with hardware design engineers across the company to apply innovative technologies to chip design automation
Understanding project's mission on chip design and design automation
Prototype innovative placement and routing technologies for standard cell generation
Investigate Reinforcement Learning algorithms for placement and routing of design-rule-clean standard cells
Learning Moonshot thinking, attending colloquium and tech talks
Engaging with the Internship community during the program and having fun!

Currently enrolled in an Ph.D. program in a STEM field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics/Statistics with a strong interest in chip design.
Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to: Python, C/C++
Experiences with VLSI design from standard cell design to the full physical design flow
Experiences with continuous and combinatorial optimization algorithms and their applications to design automation

Experience with commercial implementation flows from RTL to GDS, using Cadence or Synopsys tool suite
Experience with standard cell designs in advanced technology nodes, e.g., FinFET etc.
Experience with prototyping design automation solutions and their applications to the overall design flow for chip tapeout
Demonstration of relevant skills in scientific journal publications, conference submissions, open source projects or similar.
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: [email protected]

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