Senior Staff Physical Design Engineer – ASIC, FPGA

Cavium Networks, Inc.

Burlington, VT

About Marvell

At Marvell, we believe that infrastructure powers progress. That execution is as essential as innovation. That better collaboration builds better technology. Trusted by the world’s leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world’s data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers’ current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we’re ultimately changing the way tomorrow’s enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform—for the better.

The data infrastructure that our customers build has never been more critical to our global economy. It’s what’s keeping the world connected, businesses running, and information flowing. If you’re ready to excel, innovate, and truly enjoy your work, apply now for the position detailed below.

The Opportunity

Marvell Government Solutions (MGS) designs and develops ASICs for customers in critical infrastructure sectors leveraging Marvell’s leading edge IP portfolio. We are looking for a Senior Staff Physical Design professional to support system-on-chip (SOC) implementation, floorplanning, power grid design, place and route, clock tree synthesis, timing closure, power/signal integrity analysis, and physical verification of designs to ensure successful tapeout and delivery to our customers.

Job Responsibilities:

As a member of the MGS Design Center you will have opportunities to:

  • Work on leading-edge low power high performance designs in advanced technology nodes (14nm/12nm/7nm/5nm)
  • Work closely with other functional teams at Marvell, across IP Design, Methodology, Packaging, Test, and Manufacturing
  • Implement multi-core ARM SOCs, high speed interface designs using SerDes, PCI-e, DDR4, and low power design architectures


Minimum Qualifications for this position include:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields, or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to relevant theories, principles and concepts.

  • Eligibility for US DoD Security Clearance
  • Minimum 3-5 years of leadership experience in semiconductors, ASIC/FPGA development, CAD, EDA, or custom circuit layout and design
  • Successful tape-out of multiple custom silicon designs in advanced FinFet technology nodes
  • Demonstrated design lead experience migrating products from FPGA platforms to custom ASIC implementations
  • Deep experience with industry standard place & route flows
  • Broad experience with EDA tools to support custom design, simulation, and layout
  • Fluency developing scripts, programs, flows, and methodologies to automate and improve custom design productivity
  • Expertise managing design tradeoff optimizations (Power/Performance/Area)
  • In-depth knowledge of custom design environments from schematic capture, simulation, layout
  • Advanced scripting skills in TCL/Python
  • Familiarity with industry standard interfaces (PCIe, DDR)
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Fluency with Linux, version control tools, and Unix utilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields
  • Thorough understanding of Linux OS internals, with ASIC development experience on multi-threaded systems
  • Active US DoD Security Clearance





The Perks
At Marvell, we offer a total compensation package with a base, bonus and equity.

Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage or opt-out credit; 401(k) with company match including pre-tax, roth and after-tax contributions; employee stock purchase program (ESPP); wellness & mental health support including coaching and therapy; family support programs including back up care, tutoring, and SNOO rental. Paid time off options include vacation time, holidays, volunteer days, sick time, family care leave, and bonding leave. For more information, please go to

For Internship roles, we are proud to offer the following benefits package during the internship - medical, dental and vision coverage or opt-out credit, perks and discount programs, virtual fitness subsidy, wellness & mental health support including coaching and therapy, paid holidays, paid volunteer days and paid sick time.

Your Future

Marvell provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with the company and will strive to improve performance. If you are driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at Marvell.

At Marvell, we are doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. As part of our efforts to address the Covid pandemic and future epidemics, you may be required at any time by our policies or applicable laws to provide proof of applicable vaccination or to present negative test results.

This role is eligible for our hybrid work model in which you will be able to split time between working from home and on-site in a Marvell office.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Any applicant who requires a reasonable accommodation during the selection process should contact Marvell HR Helpdesk at or 408-222-3604.