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Staff SOC System Power Engineer

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San Jose, CA, United States
Sep 12, 2018

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In this role, candidate would be responsible for analysis, characterization and correlation of chip level power of high performance heterogeneous architecture SoCs.


This person will be a key member of the SoC Design and Systems Engg. Organization and will be responsible for analysis and characterization of the power consumption of the various power domains of high performance SoCs. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for working with different power analysis tools at Xilinx and ensuring correlation between Silicon power and reported power in the tools.  In this role, the candidate will

 

• be working with cross-functional groups (architecture, design, Test, software tools, etc.) to ensure that the low power design of the SoC is fully analyzed, characterized and correlated.

• Define and assist in development of power characterization vectors

• Work with Marketing, Architecture and Design teams for developing and providing power estimation models for the SoC power modes and domains.

• Define and develop System level power use cases that exercise the low power features of next generation SoCs


Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!


CTO Design Engineer

Development and Validation
  • Deep understanding of floorplans, process technology and other implementation details, optimizing physical and logical design
  • Understands the needs and dependencies of partner organizations, and designs with their requirements in mind
  • Understands Xilinx's competitive position and drives relevant analysis
  • Drives cross-functional design implementation and verification
Development Process
  • Demonstrates advanced proficiency in hardware development concepts and methods, and architectures and their analysis. Sought out for expertise in these areas
  • Ability to assess emerging innovative hardware development tools or methods within the industry. Is able to recommend, adapt and implement these within Xilinx, as appropriate, for continuous improvement
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements and better tools
  • Participates in retrospectives to identify holes in existing methodologies

  • PPG Design Engineer

    Design Requirements Assessment
    • Provides in-field assistance to marketing to ensure accurate understanding of customer requirements by acting as subject-matter expert, and leading technical discussions/presentations.
    • Determines the best path forward for addressing customer and product requirements cost-effectively
    • Where requested, collaborates with marketing to explore requirements directly with customers and ensures that requirements translate accurately into design specifications
    • Provides assistance to marketing and customers to ensure accurate understanding of customer requirements (e.g., acts as subject-matter expert, leads technical discussions, does technical marketing presentations) (MRD/RS)
    • Assesses the technical feasibility of a product requirement (PDD/RS))
    • Determines the best path forward for addressing customer and product requirements cost-effectively (e.g., existing routines, work-arounds, schedules, or alternative strategies) (PDD/RS)
    • Ensures that requirements translate accurately into design specifications (PDD/RS)

    Shared

    Compliant Design Implementation
    • Leads peer reviews of proposed design architectures and verification results and modifies architecture as needed to ensure useful, accurate, and timely feedback to stakeholders/customers
    • Applies advanced understanding of process technology, circuit simulation, and architectural modeling to address design implementation challenges
    • Networks professionally and interfaces effectively with industry forums to identify design engineering practices of potential benefit to Xilinx
    • Leads experienced design engineers and mentors less experienced design engineers in implementation tasks to ensure compliance to specification, quality standards, and milestones
    Design Implementation
    • Fully understands the implications of software on hardware design decisions
    • Effectively exercises full design implementation capabilities
    • Creates and tracks product development schedules and manages internal (e.g., Quality, CAD) and external IP vendor relationships
    • Leads peer reviews of proposed design architectures and verification results to ensure useful, accurate, and timely feedback to stakeholders
    • Actively demonstrates the standards and group values at the core of quality implementation
    • Mentors less experienced design engineers in implementation tasks to ensure compliance to specification, quality standards, and milestones
    • Exercises program leadership to ensure accurate version tracking and control, and effective configuration management
    • Applies advanced understanding of process technology, circuit simulation, and architectural modeling to address design implementation challenges
    • Networks professionally and interfaces effectively with industry forums to identify design engineering practices of potential benefit to Xilinx
    • Modifies architecture as needed to achieve solutions that meet customer requirements
    Design Process and Methodology
    • Collaborates with design management and other engineering teams in identifying and addressing key areas where changes or the adaptation of methods is required to better align with Xilinx's needs
    • Reviews proposed changes in methods to determine their appropriateness and feasibility
    • Mentors junior design engineers on emerging methods and how best to integrate these into practice
    • Works with other engineering organizations and external entities to develop best-in-class design flow practice and methods.
    • With customers and marketing, develops quality guidelines, translating them into metrics and solutions.
    Iterative Component Verification and Validation
    • Supports Test Engineering in the setting up of valid test verification criteria and plans at the system level
    • Creates and tracks schedules to ensure that component deliveries achieve technical and quality objectives per specifications in a timely manner
    • Ensures seamless component integration, device manufacturability, and sign-off acceptability based on formal verification test data
    • Mentors less experienced design engineers and leads experienced verification engineers in verification testing
    Process Adaptation and Optimization
    • Collaborates with design management in identifying and addressing key areas where changes or the adaptation of methods is required to better align with Xilinx's needs
    • Reviews proposed changes in methods to determine their appropriateness and feasibility
    • Leads junior design engineers on emerging methods and how best to integrate these into practice
    Verification and Validation
    • Creates verification plans at the system level
    • Mentors less experienced design engineers in verification testing and the appropriate exercising of component innovations and/or the functionality desired by customers
    • Creates and tracks schedules to ensure that component deliveries achieve technical and quality objectives per specifications in a timely manner
    • Develops or reviews test plans, and works with verification engineers to design test methodologies that ensure the achievement of block quality
    • Keeps up to date with industry best practices in verification and validation tools
    • Recommends and leads the development of verification infrastructure and environments
    Design Enablement (Tools/System/Practice)
    • Exercises technical innovation in the use of standard design implementation tools and methods (e.g., circuit techniques)
    • Actively explores innovative design implementation tools or methods or their impact on implementation design practices (e.g., process excursions, boundary excess, signal passing of different voltages)
    • Stays current with and proposes the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices
    • Expert in technical innovation in the use of standard design implementation tools and methods (e.g. understands how to leverage the tool to have a positive impact on the design).
    • Aggregates and provides inputs to tool developers and vendors on issues to improve the tools.
    • Actively explores innovative design implementation tools or methods and their impact on implementation design practices and makes recommendations for tool acquisition (e.g., OVM and Questa)
    • Stays current with and proposes the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices (e.g. state of the art DSP algorithms).
    • Proposes the solution of FPGA-specific problems with tool vendors.
    Requirements Assessment
    • Analyzes customer problems, identifying gaps in our product definition
    • Assists FAEs and customers with technical presentations and troubleshooting
    • Considers product costs, schedule impacts and risk when evaluating feature requests
    • Evaluates 3rd party IP against requirements
    • Performs competitive analyses to ensure best in class features

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 8+ years of design, verification and/or implementation experience with complex chip programs
  • Strong experience with low power design and modeling including power estimation and analysis of complex SoCs
  • Good understanding of aspects of SoC development, including architecture, design, verification and implementation, and a strong understanding of power analysis and estimation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of low power techniques, Power modeling languages like UPF/CPF highly desirable
  • Should have successfully participated in tape out of SoC/ASIC chips
  • ARM SoC experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of HDLs (Verilog, System Verilog), UVM and scripting/programming languages like Perl, Python, C, etc.
  • Experience with supporting chip applications is desirable
  • Should be motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BSEE/MSEE with 8+ years of experience in SoC development



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