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Chief Architect: System-On-Chip

Job Title
Chief Architect: System-On-Chip
Job ID
Campbell,  CA 95008
Other Location
SoC and NoC Company
Bay Area CA or Austin TX
Full-Time role, hybrid schedule 
Complete comp package

As a Chief Architect, you will have the opportunity to be part of a team shaping the future of the company by participating in roadmap definition, defining new and enhanced NoC products.

In that function, you will be interacting with the marketing team to understand new feature requirements, driving the architecture and specification process for all NoC product lines.

Your role will require a moderate amount of travel visiting other IP offices or major customers.

You will join a proven-successful company, and be able to influence development environment, architecture, verification, and everything in-between.

Key Responsibilities

       Work closely with the marketing and application support teams to understand customer and market requirements to drive the product roadmap

       Understand, analyze and influence external platform architecture specifications for complex systems-on-a-chip and translate this into requirements for our products

       Participate in standardization efforts for Coherence Protocols, Chip-to-Chip interface standards, develop and advance interconnect protocols to meet next generation SoC requirements

       Write architecture specifications for highly configurable network-on-chips, extending our existing product lines and drive architectural modeling to validate innovative ideas in SoC architecture to grow our IP portfolio

       Work closely with the system modeling, emulation and HW design teams to validate and bring new ideas to market, trading off customer demand, innovation and schedule for market leading products

       Support all groups within IP as a senior technology advisor, helping them to solve hard problems

       Cooperate with Hardware, Software and Documentation teams to deliver a consistent, high quality product

       Manage, motivate and grow the architecture team

 We Are Looking For – Key Requirements

       12+ years of experience in SoC/IP/NoC designs

       Expert in hardware coherent and non-coherent communication protocols and ordering models (AMBA, PCIe, CXL, OCP, others)

       Deep knowledge and expertise in ARM and RISC V processor and system architecture

       Strong Experience in SoC/IP design flow (e.g. Specification, Architecture, RTL coding, Verification, DFT, Synthesis, Power and Timing Closure)

       Some background in physical design, knowledge of advanced process technology is a plus

       Excellent problem solving, strong communication and teamwork skills

       Self-driven, able to work with minimum supervision

 Education Requirements

       PhD or Master’s degree in Science, Engineering or related field.


       SystemC, Verilog/System Verilog, Cadence, Synopsys tools (DC, PTSI, CDC), Mentor Graphic,

       General software programming and modeling tools (Matlab, C++, Perl, Tcl, Python)

       Working experience with and knowledge of architectural emulation tools (e.g. gem5) will be an advantage

Estimated Base Salary

       $250,000 to $300,000 annually

Pay Range
$250,000.00   Annually to $300,000.00   Annually

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