Field Applications Engineer (7100-1012)

Job Title

Field Applications Engineer (7100-1012)

Shenzhen, China

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.

Position Profile Name:Field Applications Engineer

Requisition No.:7100-1012

Type of Position:Regular, Exempt

Reports to:Sr. Director, Strategic Sales

Location:Shenzhen, China


Job Description/Responsibilities
  • Working directly with customers on designs to improve the FPGA quality of results (QoR)
  • Provide pre-sales technical leadership and post-sales, first-level applications support through calls, emails and on-site visits for new and existing customers including resolving customer issues relating to prototyping and post-production support
  • Presenting Achronix products to prospective customers
  • Training sales personnel on technical details of Achronix products
  • New product proposals and definition of new product specification requirements
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with key engineering contacts, sales representatives and distributor FAEs
  • Attend trade shows and conferences to continue to build the Achronix network and assist the outbound marketing team in ensuring that the Achronix line of products stays in the spotlight
  • Work closely with Achronix Systems and Applications Engineering teams to put together technical slide decks to showcase Achronix-based use cases and tailor them appropriately for customer engagements
  • Help develop reference/demo designs and other technical collateral like user guides and application notes to highlight and document Achronix technology and ACE tool features for customers
  • Travel is required
Required Skills
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, proactive, and able to effectively work remotely
  • High degree of persistence and discipline
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills, ideally in customer-facing roles, with ability to multitask and manage projects
  • Solid understanding of FPGA/programmable logic architecture and design flows
  • Basic knowledge for navigating a Linux-based system
  • 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
  • Knowledge of SoC architectures and expertise in commonly used SerDes and memory interface protocol IPs like PCIe, 400G Ethernet and GDDR6/DDR4/5
  • Understanding of hardware acceleration for wireless, data center, HPC and AI applications
  • Strong logic design, verification and STA experience
  • Verilog expertise; System Verilog and VHDL knowledge is a plus
  • High-level synthesis knowledge
  • Understanding of embedded processor solutions (ARM, RISC-V, etc.)
  • Experience in delivering training and webinars a plus
Education and Experience
  • BSEE, BEng or BSc degree
  • Ten years’ experience working in an applications, system-level or architect role for IP, ASIC and/or SoC solutions
  • Recent and extensive (at least 3 years) hands-on FPGA/ASIC design experience, including development with Verilog/VHDL and common FPGA/ASIC software tools
  • Thorough understanding of high performance applications in or across all of the following areas: Networking, Communications, High Performance Computing, DSP, and Test Equipment sectors
  • Expertise in high speed SerDes, as well as in high-speed communications I/O protocols: 10/40/100/400 Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express and GDDR6/DDR4/5 memory interfaces