Silicon Microarchitecture & Logic Design, SOC - Full time

(US) Santa Clara CA , Austin TX, Portland OR, Fort Collins CO
Engineering – Silicon Engineering /
Full-time /
Positions are open for full-time positions in the areas of SOC microarchitecture and logic design including on-chip interconnects, caches, high performance memory interface, system control, high-speed IO interfaces, and data parallel processing engine. We are looking for all levels of talent, from new college grads to advanced level of experience.


    • Microarchitecture development and specification - from early high-level architectural exploration through micro architectural research and arriving at a detailed specification
    • Development, assessment, and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area, and timing goals
    • Validation - support test bench development and simulation for functional and performance verification
    • Performance exploration and correlation - explore high performance strategies and validate that the RTL design meets targeted performance
    • Design delivery - work with multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability and power


    • Thorough knowledge of microprocessor or system architecture in one or more of the following areas: 
    • SOC: Fabric and network-on-chip solutions, high performance system-memory solutions, controllers for high speed I/O like PCI Express, low speed I/O like i2c, Power-management, power delivery, security, and data parallel engines.
    • Knowledge of SystemVerilog
    • Experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools
    • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications
    • Understanding of low power microarchitecture techniques
    • Understanding of high performance techniques and trade-offs in a CPU microarchitecture
    • Experience in C or C++ programming
    • Experience using an interpretive language such as Perl or Python

Education and Experience

    • PhD, Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in technical subject area.