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Senior EDA Software Engineer – Logic Synthesis

Senior EDA Software Engineer – Logic Synthesis
by Admin on 09-26-2023 at 2:49 pm

Website Achronix

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance and high-density standalone FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions in high-volume production. The Achronix FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use PCIe accelerator cards targeting AI, ML, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are supported by best-in-class EDA software tools.

Job Description/Responsibilities

As a Logic Synthesis domain expert, you will research, invent, and implement robust software solutions for RTL synthesis, mapping, and inference; P&R-based physical synthesis and timing-driven re-optimization while leveraging unique features of the Achronix FPGA technology. Utilize your knowledge of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) algorithms and data structures in the context of our high performance timing-driven FPGA synthesis, placement and routing application to make significant contributions to the ACE software tool chain. The position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate directly with other Achronix R&D Software team members working on routing, detailed placement, global placement, timing optimization, and runtime and memory optimizations. As an integral part of a small team, you will contribute to a culture of agile innovation and continuous quality improvement with quickly growing responsibilities and rapid career growth opportunities.

Required Skills

  • Excellent C++ programming and debugging skills
  • Experience in a scripting language (Python, Perl, or Tcl) and a hardware description language (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Deep and broad understanding of software data structures and algorithms, specifically VLSI or FPGA circuit synthesis, placement, routing, and optimization
  • Prior experience working with either high-level synthesis or logic synthesis or both
  • Strong analytical and debugging skills to understand cause and effect in a large software code base
  • Ability and willingness to envision and try novel approaches to solve difficult software engineering problems
  • Familiarity with software multi-threading techniques
  • Good understanding of boolean algebra and digital circuit design and testing
  • Ability to effectively develop and communicate task specifications, and to prioritize among competing tasks to meet product deadlines
  • Prior experience with FPGA technologies is a plus

Education and Experience

  • Experience with the use one or more commercial or academic EDA tools
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Either of the following:
    • BS or MS in Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical/Computer, or other related/applied engineering fields) from a top research university with 4+ prior years of industrial experience in EDA software development using C++
    • Ph.D. with original dissertation in EDA software R&D from a top research university

The compensation range for this position is $110,000–$160,000. Salary ranges dependent on experience and location.

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