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AI Inference Software/Hardware Integration Developer

AI Inference Software/Hardware Integration Developer
by Daniel Nenni on 09-09-2020 at 8:02 pm

Website Flex Logix

Flex Logix has finished the hardware design and is fabricating it’s first Inference Accelerator CoProcessor, InferX X1, which is based on our nnMAX Inference IP. We will have chips and PCIe boards this summer.

Our software/hardware integration team is preparing our Inference Model Compiler to be
ready to run deep neural network models on X1.
We have begun architecting the follow-on chip. InferX has industry-best inference efficiency: more inference throughput per $ and per watt. We excel on larger models and megapixel images, but can run any neural network.

Part of the small but excellent team responsible for our nnMAX Model Compiler: a DNN Model-to-binary
– Expanding functionality of our Model Compiler, written in modern C++, for support of additional
capabilities, in particular:
– Parsing of TensorflowLite/ONNX/other DNN model description languages to our internal model format
– Mapping of required computations from DNN model in TFLite/ONNX to Verilog RTL code, running on EFLX eFPGA inside nnMAX chip.
This is a software/hardware integration developer role so you need to understand software, computer architecture and digital logic, because the Model Compiler produces Verilog code for eFPGA, which controls nnMAX computational blocks and memory connections.
Read more about nnMAX and InferX on our Inference page at

BSCS/MSCS/BSEE/MSEE with courses in software/computer architecture/digital logic & 3+ years of relevant industry experience. AI/NN expertise is not required but experience is preferred in TensorFlowLite, Multi-core programming, and/or Windows and Linux, C++ and FPGA synthesis tools such as Synopsys Synplify.

Understanding of software/hardware development engineering practices, people with previous internships and/or projects are preferred.

Must be very smart and very motivated, must be a quick learner, proactive and curious.
Must be passionate about being part of an aggressive, venture-backed startup team that is changing the way chips are architected, designed, and programmed.

Must be entrepreneurial, innovative problem solver and willing to work hard.

Must live in Silicon Valley. Strong preference for US citizenship or permanent residency (“green card”); will consider candidates with current H1-B visas who are willing to transfer promptly.

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