Mid-Level Board Design/SI/Systems Engineer (6410-1006)

Job Title

Mid-Level Board Design/SI/Systems Engineer (6410-1006)

Department
Systems Engineering
Location
Santa Clara, CA

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
  • Define and execute device characterization activities for high-speed serial interfaces up to 56 Gbaud data rates.
  • Characterize both transmit and receive interfaces using standards-defined methodologies.
  • Develop automation for test equipment using Python and/or TCL to support bring-up and characterization.
  • Design, synthesize, and compile FPGA logic to support characterization of various device interfaces.
  • Support applications teams and third-party vendors in providing guidance on Achronix device high-speed interface and memory configuration and use.
  • Support board-level configuration circuits and options for the FPGA.
Skills
  • Experience with the characterization of SerDes and high-speed serial interfaces.
  • Experience with electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, BERTs, TDRs, etc.
  • Working knowledge of signal and power integrity principles as applied to high-speed serial interface design on PCBs.
  • Experience with de-embedding PCB traces using measured S-parameters and vendor application software is a plus.
  • Experience with software automation of test equipment using TCL and/or Python is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of PAM4 electrical coding a plus.
  • Knowledge of SQL databases for characterization data storage/analysis is a plus.
  • Experience developing FPGA logic (Verilog / synthesis) a strong plus.
  • Good communication skills and ability to multi-task.
Experience/Education
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on PCB design, board bring-up, and system-level debug
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience.