EDA Tools Software Engineer (6300-1013)

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. Achronix's FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use PCIe accelerator cards targeting AI, ML, networking and data center applications. All of Achronix's products are supported by best-in-class EDA software tools.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will research, invent, implement, test and document robust software user interface solutions for Achronix's rich set of software tools, covering:

  • IP configuration,
  • Synthesis, placement, routing, timing optimization,
  • Visualization and diagramming,
  • Report generation,
  • Live hardware debug tools

These tools support Achronix's standalone FPGA and Speedcore embedded FPGA (eFPGA) products. This is a desktop application environment using Java and C++, not a mobile app or web interface.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The candidate will initially take over ownership and the maintenance of existing features, and add innovative new features to their portfolio over time according to the software feature development roadmap:

  • Utilize knowledge of EDA tools to help define new features and enhance usability of the software system
  • Use skills in Java and Eclipse frameworks to develop the graphical user interface
  • Use skills in C++ and Python/TCL/Perl to develop backend commands and data processing

The position provides a unique opportunity to collaborate directly with other Achronix research and development (R&D) software and hardware team members working on next generation hardware IP and software algorithms and to contribute to a culture of agile innovation and continuous quality improvement.

Required Skills

  • At least four (4) years of university and/or industrial software development experience in R&D of EDA software.
  • Excellent programming and debugging skills with expertise in the Java and C++ programming languages
  • Object-oriented programming techniques
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to describe things in a way that is intuitive to others.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand cause and effect in a large software code base.
  • Ability to read detailed hardware and software specifications to research open questions about a project.
  • Ability and willingness to try novel approaches to solve difficult software engineering problems.

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with the Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, compilers, and IDEs
  • Experience using Eclipse for Java and Eclipse RCP development, including experience with SWT, JFace, NatTable, etc.
  • Experience in scripting languages such as TCL, Perl, Python, and other user interface languages and data formats like XML and HTML
  • Familiarity with the Verilog and/or VHDL HDLs
  • Knowledge and experience with EDA software tools (commercial or academic) and FPGA design flow is preferred

Education and Experience

  • BS or MS in Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical/Computer, or other related/applied engineering) from a top research university with some prior years of industrial experience in EDA software development using Java and C++

Job Details

Job Title
EDA Tools Software Engineer (6300-1013)
Requisition No
Type of Position
Full Time
Reports To
Sr. Director, User Interface
Santa Clara, California
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