Director of Physical Design

Location San Francisco
Discipline: Hardware Acceleration Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Salary: US$300000 - US$350000 per annum + Equity
Contact name: Luke Tomaszko

Contact email:
Job ref: BBBH9275_1661357256
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 26/09/2022

Acceler8 Talent is seeking a Physical Design Director to join an I/O acceleration start-up to eliminate bottlenecks in modern destributed systems. They have raised a $50m Series A and are led by veterans of the networking industry who are responsible for products that process over half the worlds datacenter traffic.


  • Evaluate tool flow for physical implementation in a cloud-first environment.
  • Work on chip-level floorplan and block partitioning. Evaluate tradeoffs in interface complexity, block size and functional partitioning.
  • Define and construct major physical structures, including clock architecture, power delivery network, and interconnect topologies.
  • Establish the P+R workflow at block & chip levels, working with large and complex designs in the latest process technology nodes.
  • Lead block and top-level physical implementation, from floorplan & power plan, through P+R & timing closure.


  • 15+ years experience in the physical implementation of high-performance network switching/routing silicon, such as: SmartNICs, PCIe, DPUs, high-speed serial interfaces etc.
  • Proven technical leadership and execution on shipped products
  • Experience working on the latest advanced nodes
  • Expertise in SystemVerilog and experience with Python, Perl or other scripting language.
  • Deep experience with the latest CAD tools.
  • Familiarity with a variety of analysis tools

They are looking for someone to started right away and are offering $250k-$300k base with a very generous equity package. Please apply here or contact Luke at to hear more.