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System on a Chip Architect

Company: PicoAI
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

SoC Principal ArchitectPicoAI US Inc. Overview PicoAI is building the first latency optimized SoC for the Automotive and data/edge center. Using its proven AI accelerator designs, PicoAI is targeting best in class latency with order of magnitude improvements for years to come.Low Latency has become the key enabler for Automotive and other real-time application and the current industry' state-of-the art is just not up to the task. PicoAI has been developing its Neural Net Engines accelerators, optimizing it for Latency and achieving the best LPPA (Latency, Performance, Power, Area) in the field. We are now building the corresponding SoC, to deliver unrivaled products to mission-critical and real-time applications.This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you will work with a talented team driven by innovation and excellency. You'll have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you'll be constantly looking for ways to improve our products' performance, quality and cost. We're changing the meaning of low latency and we want individuals ready to rise up to the challenge and take the industry by storm.Job Responsibilities --- We are seeking a seasoned and dedicated hands-on SoC architect to help develop an ASIC for our automotive and Data Center artificial intelligence computing architecture --- As a Principal SoC Architect, you will be responsible for defining the architecture and feature set of SoCs, ensuring alignment with application requirements in terms of LPPA, working on a multi-cluster embedded CPU design but also featuring GPUs, video decoder and AI/ML accelerators. --- You will be responsible for evaluating, selecting, and driving integration of various IPs both internal and external. --- You will define, analyze, and model architecture to ensure best LPPA --- You will coordinate with Design, Verification, System, SW and Back-End teams to ensure successful project from specification to tape-out and bring-up. --- Support design and verification in pre and post silicon to ensure features meet the architectural requirements. --- Participate in bring-up and test of initial silicon.Required Skills

  • MS with 12+ years or PhD with 8+ years, most of which in architecture of advanced SoC
  • Strong foundation in SoC architecture, analysis and chip integration
  • Proven track record as lead architect on several production tapeouts.
  • Experience in heterogeneous SoCs and NoC interconnects
  • Knowledge of performance-modeling, design, and verification
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, Python, SystemC
  • Experience with Verilog/SystemVerilog
  • Expertise in ARM v8 and v9 specifications and their impact to SoC system architecture
  • Experience with ARM CPU Cores and IP (Coherent Mesh, GIC, SMMU, etc) selection, configuration, and integration.
  • Strong understanding of the ARM memory model and related issues.
  • Knowledge of Memory systems (DDR, caches, coherency) and system-level QOS
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and reliability
  • Knowledge of chip-to-chip interfaces and packaging technology
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skillsAdditional Desirable Skills and Experience
    • Experience with automotive-qualified designs.
    • Knowledge ML/AI Accelerators is a plus
    • Experience with MCU devices is a plus
    • Expertise in ARM platform architecture specifications like SBSA, SBMR and SBSG a plus
    • Experience in video decoding is a plus
    • Knowledge of major SoC interfaces and related protocols:
    • - Ethernet, CSI-2/3, chip-to-chip communication, sensor fusion solutions, I2C, SPI, DDR, NOR, NAND, EMMC, NVMe etc---
    • Experience of secure boot, crypto a plus
    • Experience in ISO 26262 a clear plusIn This Role, You Will --- Design world class hardware for automotive and data center --- Interact with cross functional engineering teams across the company in a multi-cultural and multi-continent setup --- Participate in design reviews --- Address all aspects of technology readiness, including manufacturability --- Help build robust methodology and processes to deliver technology to productsJob Title: SOC Principal Architect PicoAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is PicoAI's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and hiring decisions are made accordingly.

Keywords: PicoAI, Sunnyvale , System on a Chip Architect, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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