Posted Aug 16

Nvidia is hiring a
Senior ASIC Engineer - Speed Characterization

US, CA, Santa Clara • US, CA, Santa Clara • 3 Locations
Full time

NVIDIA is the industry leader in high performance computing, gaming and AI. Our GPUs and SOCs give outstanding performance and efficiency, revolutionizing myriad fields like cell research, robotics, crypto mining and so many more. We revolutionized the AI world by inventing CUDA. And we are just getting started.

Silicon Solutions Group (SSG) is a wide-ranging, multi-functional team at NVIDIA. We sit at the crossroads of design, architecture, marketing and productization. Our involvement begins at the arch stage and extends to defining final products. We architect and deliver innovative solutions for various markets like Gaming, Datacenters, Servers, Automotive and Embedded. We are fast-paced, multifaceted, share a sense of humor and collaborate extensively to push the boundaries of what is possible. We do all of this with an eye on making ground-breaking impacts in the markets we serve. If this sounds like something you want to do, read on. As part of the Silicon Solutions team at NVIDIA, you will be responsible for creating new features and methodologies to optimize NVIDIA's chips into groundbreaking consumer, professional, server, mobile, and automotive solutions.

What you will be doing:

  • Understand chip HW features and intersection with speed characteristic. Develop state-of-art validation strategies for these features

  • Work in conjunction with senior engineers to prototype features on existing silicon and analyze benefits of the feature.

  • Understand Silicon behavior across PVT and draw correlation to timing

  • Designing tools to automate characterization, data collection, test case execution, and results analysis.

  • Collaborating with the best minds in NVIDIA across various teams (System Architecture, PDE, Application Engineering, Product Manager, Sales, Operations) in a dynamic, creative work environment to bring industry-defining products to market.

What we need to see:

  • MS in EE, CE, Systems Engineering (or equivalent experience) and 3+ years of experience/exposure to system debug, timing closure, PreSi VF/perf/power.

  • Previous experience with silicon bringup, frequency and power characterization, PPA in PreSilicon or PostSilicon phases, Tester to System correlation, lab tools (oscilloscopes, multimeters, DAQ).

  • Familiarity with Perl, C/C++, Python. Exposure to Windows, Linux and Android OS environments. Scripting experience a plus.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Some familiarity with statistical methods and tools for data analysis/

  • A "go-getter, can get it done" attitude and independent 'out-of-box' thinking.

With competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We welcome you join our team with some of the most hard-working people in the world working together to promote rapid growth. Are you passionate about becoming a part of a best-in-class team supporting the latest in GPU and AI technology? If so, we want to hear from you.

The base salary range is $124,000 - $195,500. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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