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SoC Architect

SoC Architect
by Admin on 04-08-2020 at 1:43 pm

  • Full Time
  • Austin

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Analyze customer high level specifications, software work-loads, security/safety, BOM cost and reliability goals to generate

  • Top level block diagram, High level and Micro architecture level spec of SoC
  • Selection, Sizing and configuration of processor IP, Fabric and Memory (SRAM/DRAM)
  • Trace and debug specification
  • Power, clock, reset and boot mechanism
  • Produce architecture for fixed function blocks
  • Evaluate, select and configure DSP/co-processor IP to meet system requirements
  • Evaluate, select and configure Memory and Interface IPs (PCIe, MIPI, Ethernet ..)
  • Drive/support chip level test, debug and DFT
  • Working level experience with ARM and/or RISC portfolio/processors
  • Hands on experience on Front Ends tasks such as: RTL integration and generation, timing constraint generation, Synthesis and Clock/Rest domain crossing checks and sign offs
  • Create and analyze performance models (System C /TLM) to tune performance against customer requirements
  • Create Low Power methodology to ensure SoC meets power requirements through all stages of design. Experience in UPF usage/creation
  • Lead post silicon chip debug and bring up (SW boot)
  • Support PD and verification teams to ensure successful deliveries and first pass Silicon
  • Detailed and clear communication/documentation to ensure all customer and internal design teams are in-sync


  • BS/MS Engineering or Computer Science with 12+ years of SoC Front End Design experience
  • 4+ years experience in top level architecture and design leadership of complex SoC
  • Experienced with ARM IP selection, configuration and core-sight
  • Proven track record to taking products to market with first Silicon Success
  • Successful experience to highlight expertise in all aspects of job responsibilities
  • Self-driven and organized, ability to prioritize and track personal assignments and commitments through completion. Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of CDNS digital front end and implementation technologies


  • Experience in Security schemes and implementations
  • Experience in Automotive Functional Safety. Architecting SoCs to meet system level ASIL targets
  • Experience in low power SoC design architecture
  • Proficient with commercially available NOCs and Fabrics
  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership and decision making; ability to influence product groups to ensure alignment and product success
  • An outside-the-box thinker with a proven track record
  • Multi-tasker, with good program management skills
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