HW Engineering Manager

South Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/25/2017 Job ID: JOS000006827 Industry: Software/Hardware

Job Description and Responsibilities
The employee will work on the design, implementation, and characterization of full-custom, high-performance digital logic in 14nm/16nm and below. The employee will work as a design lead on multiple blocks in our FPGAs’ reconfigurable logic fabric. His or her responsibilities will include the following:
- Manage a team (5-10 people) of hardware engineers tasked with the design and implementation of a fully custom FPGA fabric
- Own the design of full-custom and RTL-based digital logic blocks
- Collaborate with team members to optimize physical design and verification methodologies
- Estimate the power, performance, and area of the custom and RTL blocks both before and after physical implementation
- Develop design methodologies and guidelines for each process node
- Work closely with foundry employees on process development, customer support, EDA, reliability, test, and product qualification
- Develop automated processes for block-level and system-level verification
 
Skills and Qualifications:
- Experience managing a team of hardware engineers
- Experience with digital VLSI design
- Experience developing custom digital logic, defining layout conventions (e.g. track plans, cell grids), and defining CAD methodologies (e.g. DRC/LVS/extraction settings) in advanced process nodes (14/16nm, 10nm)
- Experience reading and writing RTL (e.g., Verilog)
- Experience running SPICE simulations
- Experience with commercial CAD flows (LVS, DRC, simulation, etc.)
- Comfortable programming in a scripting language (e.g., Python or Perl) and writing full programs from scratch (e.g. 5000+ lines of code)
- Comfortable designing/maintaining flows and methodologies from scratch
- Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts is a plus
- Familiarity with revision-control systems (e.g., perforce, git) is a plus
- Familiarity with using and/or designing FPGAs is a plus
- Familiarity with hardware protocols such as Ethernet, PCIe, & DDR3/4 is a plus
- Excellent debugging skills
- Well organized, punctual, and excellent communication skills
- BS/MS in electrical engineering or computer science +10-20 years experience


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