Principal CAD Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Data Management and CAD/EDA Infrastructure Engineer to join our Central CAD Team. Selected candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer.  


As a Data Management and CAD/EDA Infrastructure Engineer, the candidate will be reporting to the Director Engineering of CAD. In this role the candidate will be administering the existing Data Management system, develop a roadmap for improvements to enable design reuse and traceability enhancements, architect and implement these improvements to deploy across a world-wide design team, and develop upper layer integration tools allowing consolidation of workflows across various existing DM systems already in place. The CAD team is spread globally across the US and India and supports EDA (electronic design automation) software, EDA infrastructure, design flows/methodologies, and design automation for world-wide design teams working on cutting edge product chips designs for memory interface chips, interconnect chips and silicon IP designs 


Rambus offers a flexible work environment, embracing a hybrid approach for the majority of our office-based roles. We encourage employees to spend an average of at least three days per week working onsite, allowing for two days of remote work.  


  • You will be part of a computer-aided design (CAD) team that develops and releases software tools and utilities that are crucial for Rambus’s advanced chip design and verification. 
  • Your primary responsibility will include managing/maintaining the existing data management (DM) system, Methodics/Perforce, used to manage design data across a large portion of the design teams. 
  • Further goals will be to architect and develop enhancements to this system to allow design reuse, release traceability and integration across various data repositories to allow increased productivity through reuse and higher quality through improved checking on release criteria. 


  • BS/MS in CS or EE 
  • 10+ years Data Management and CAD/EDA infrastructure in SOC/ASIC/Custom design flow environment 
  • Extensive software development experience with C++, Python, TCL, Makefile 
  • Experience using Methodics and Perforce for Data Management REQUIRED
  • Understanding of input/output data used by EDA tools in semiconductor design flows 


About Rambus 

Rambus is a global company that makes industry-leading memory interface chips and Silicon IP to advance data center connectivity and solve the bottleneck between memory and processing. With over 30 years of semiconductor experience, we are a leading provider of high-performance products and innovations that maximize the bandwidth, capacity and security for AI and other data-intensive workloads. Our world-class team is the foundation of our company, and our innovative spirit drives us to develop the cutting-edge products and technologies essential for tomorrow’s systems.  


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, bonus, equity and employee benefits. 

The US salary range for this full-time position is $143,900 to $267,200. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location and market conditions.


Rambus is committed to cultivating a culture where we actively seek to understand, respect, and celebrate the complex and rich identities of ourselves and others. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives are geared towards valuing the differences in backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts at Rambus to help enhance collaboration, teamwork, engagement, and innovation. At Rambus, we believe that we can be our best when every member of our organization feels respected, included, and heard. 

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  


Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our job application procedures. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please feel free to inform us in your application. 


Rambus does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services. 


For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/. 




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