Fabric/Interconnect Architect

(US) Santa Clara CA , Austin TX, Portland OR, Fort Collins CO
Engineering – SOC/uncore Architecture /
Full-time /
Our mission is to create computing platforms (HW/SW co-design) that will transform the industry with the most advanced technologies. As fabric architect, you will be responsible for the internal interconnect architecture specification and its performance, power, area requirements. This will cover both coherent and non-coherent interconnects and chiplet-to-chiplet connections. You will be working with the Silicon team (eg. RTL/microarchitecture, DV, PD, Perf, DFT) members and industry consortiums such as UCIe.


    • Thorough knowledge of large scale on-chip fabric or on-chip interconnect architecture
    • Knowledge of on-chip network protocols: AMBA, AXI, CHI, ACE, Tilelink or APB.
    • Knowledge of cache coherent memory systems and interconnect.
    • Familiarity with different on-chip network topologies (ring, mesh, xbar etc).
    • Knowledge of SystemVerilog or Verilog, C or C++, scripting languages such as Python
    • Experience with functional and performance simulators
    • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications
    • Understanding of low power architecture techniques
    • Understanding of high performance techniques and trade-offs in fabric architecture


    • Architecture development and specification - from early high-level architectural exploration through micro architectural direction and writing a detailed specification
    • Coherent and non-coherent interconnects within the chip, coherency protocol, directory structure, bandwidth and latency targets
    • Development, assessment, and refinement of Architecture to target power, performance, area, and timing goals
    • Helping produce and review validation plans for functionality and performance

Education and experience

    • PhD, Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in technical subject area.
    • This is an architecture lead position so a senior level of experience is expected.
    • The minimum requirement is a Master's degree with 5-7 years of industry experience.