Achronix is a privately held fabless corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix's history is one of pushing the boundaries in the high-performance FPGA market. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, data center and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products.

Position Profile Name: Board Design – Systems Engineer
Requisition No.: 6410-1002
Type of Position: Regular, Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director, Systems Engineering
Location: Santa Clara, California

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Design of characterization and bring-up PCBs for all Achronix FPGA products, with the immediate focus being a new FPGA family.
  • Design of reference and demonstration boards for Achronix products, including DDR, GDDR, PCIe, and Ethernet protocol support.
  • Work with PCB design and layout vendors to ensure successful and on-time delivery of boards.
  • Participate in cross-functional bring-up, validation, characterization, support and documentation efforts related to Achronix devices.
  • Support applications teams and third-party vendors in providing guidance on PCB design to host Achronix devices to ensure that target specs can be met at the board level.
  • Generate bring-up and reference designs, including FPGA designs, to showcase Achronix device operation and capabilities with different protocols and data rates.
  • Participate in road-mapping and planning discussions for PCBs and customer demonstrations for future Achronix products.

Required Skills

  • Expert in PCB design, with a focus on bring-up and characterization boards.
  • Experience working with and managing third-party PCB design and layout vendors.
  • Experience designing boards with PCI Express, DDR, and Ethernet interfaces.
  • Experience analyzing power distribution networks.
  • Strong understanding of signal integrity and power integrity concepts, specifically as they pertain to the above-mentioned protocols.
  • Ideally has experience developing FPGA logic design for protocol bring-up and test.
  • Good communication skills and ability to multi-task.

Education and Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience working on PCB design, bring-up, and debug.
  • Experience with lab test equipment, specifically those needed for protocol bringup – oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers, BERTs, backplanes, etc.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience.
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