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: Applications Engineering Technical Lead
Requisition No.: 7800-1005
Type of Position: Regular, Exempt
Reports to: Sr. Director of Product Applications
Location: Santa Clara, California
Contact: hr@achronix.com

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Act as the technical lead in customer engagements, being the point-person for all technical issues, delegating and working with the engineering teams and other members of the Applications team as appropriate.
  • Work with the Technical Project Manager (TPM) to jointly drive the technical and the management aspects of primarily new and on-going Speedcore engagements.
  • Ensure seamless hand-offs between factory applications and field engineering teams for all technical issues and deliverables that are a part of technical engagements.
  • Provide support to customers worldwide, to resolve challenging technical issues and ensure successful integration of Achronix programmable logic solutions.
  • Work closely with engineering to drive product planning and implementation efforts. Provide guidance based on industry experiences and trends on product roadmaps and strategies.
  • Put together reference/demo designs, other technical collateral like user guides and application notes to showcase and document FPGA features to customers.
  • Provide on-site support to customers as needed, for issues ranging from software set-up to benchmarking and silicon characterization.
  • Up to 25% travel may be required

Required Skills

  • Background in back-end (ASIC) implementation methodology, concepts and tools.
  • Familiarity with IP deliverables including, but not limited to, GDSII, LEF, lib files and CPM.
  • Good communication and writing skills with ability to multi-task.
  • Verilog expertise; System Verilog and VHDL knowledge is a plus.
  • Fluency in Mandarin, and ability to translate from English to Mandarin is a must.
  • Solid understanding of FPGA / programmable logic architecture and design flows is a plus.
  • Strong logic design and verification background with experience in STA is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SerDes PMA/PCS architecture and protocol IP – in particular PCIe, Interlaken and 10G/40G/100G Ethernet – and how SerDes need to be set up to work in such cases is a plus.
  • Experience with DDR3/4 memory interfaces and understanding of HMC/HBM solutions is a plus.
  • Experience with processors, specifically with relation to FPGA implementation, is a plus.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience
  • Ten years experience working with FPGAs and/or ASICs in an applications, system-level or architect role
  • Ability to work in the lab with test equipment (oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers etc.)
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