Staff IP Architect

Sunnyvale, CA /
Autonomous – Engineering Concepts & Compute (4077) /
/ Hybrid
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Farmington Hills, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated IP architect to help development our high-performance
compute solutions and drive ideas from concept through implementation. In this role you will critically analyze compute architectures for performance, robustness and efficiency; collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure development of an industry leading solution meeting Mercedes-Benz vehicle requirements. Finally, you will also be the technical interface to our Silicon Company partners and be at the forefront of innovation as a connector between the Silicon Valley and our R&D units worldwide.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Synthesis of Key Performance Indicators: throughput, latency, bandwidth, power
    • Computer architecture simulation and exploration using EDA tools
    • Deliver a virtual prototype environment by collaborating with cross-functional teams such as HW/SW Co-design, testing, emulation, firmware and software development. Support building simulation models to ensure first pass silicon success.
    • Use of multiple execution platforms: system performance models, FPGA board, H/W emulator, HDL models
    • Creating technical documentation and product collateral
    • Partner with technical program management team members to interact with external development partners, suppliers and vendors
    • Contribute to, analyze, review SOWs from vendors, supporting documentation, requirements set that meet the needs of internal stakeholders
    • Technical skills:
    • Proficient in object-oriented programming, with extensive hands on knowledge of SystemC/ C++
    • Scripting (TCL, Python, Shell, Perl, etc)
    • Experience in developing SystemC, TLM based models of IP blocks and/or CPU for the virtual platform of a SoC
    • Experience in the use of modeling tools for performance analysis or hardware/software co-simulation
    • Experience with Virtual Prototyping and System Level Design Flows and Tools (e.g. Synopsys Virtualizer, WindRiver Simics)
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields (Self-made persons are welcome, please indicate your professional experience to equal)
    • 7 years of experience
    • Strong ability to lead and own technology objectives
    • Significant experience with the use of programming tools for embedded systems (performance simulators, ISS, profiling tools, runtime, compilers, debuggers, etc.)
    • Proficient understanding of vision, imaging or video applications, and the use of embedded processors (GP-GPU, DSP, FPGA, multi-core platforms)
    • In-depth knowledge of DSP and MCU architecture and micro-architectures
    • Familiarity with ARM AXI and CHI protocols
    • Ability to create technical product specifications and translate those into leading edge implementations
    • Ability to Work through ambiguity to make critical decisions, proactively mitigate problems, and ensure excellent technical work to achieve business results
    • Basic knowledge of machine learning principles and frameworks
    • Strong programming skills in C and C++, and assembler
    • System-C or Chisel and RTL understanding is required
    • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills
    • Valid US Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Moderate exposure to FPGA-based prototyping and emulation boards is a plus
    • Basic programming skills in Java
    • Experience with scripting languages like Python
    • Experience with the use of Linux and Windows O/S
    • Experience with SW development processes: project planning, version control, bug tracking
The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to, job-related education, skills, and experience, geographic location, and market conditions. The current salary range for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $152,300-$194,100.

Why should you apply?
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.

Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• 401(k) with employer match
• Up to 18 company-paid holidays
• Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
• Tuition assistance program
• Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
• Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)
* Internships excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits

MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

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