ASIC Design / DV Engineers

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Full Time
Experienced

Job description for HW

Leapfrog Semiconductor is a well funded chip design startup engaged in developing cutting edge solutions for the AI enhanced communications signal processing market (e.g: 5G, Wifi physical layer, Automotive/radar, etc). We are headquartered at San Diego, California and have a major engineering center at Bangalore, India. Backed by leading venture capitalists, and founded by industry veterans, we are uniquely poised to be a major disruptor in the wireless communication space. We invite you to know more about us at leapfrogsemi.com

Working at Leapfrog: The promise

  • Cutting edge product development work
  • Intellectually invigorating atmosphere
  • Opportunity to work as a part of a global team of experts in their respective fields
  • Meritocratic work culture with emphasis on ownership and accountability
  • Avenues for accelerated professional growth
  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous stock options in an early stage startup with a huge upside potential

Working at Leapfrog: The premise

  • You are excited at the prospect of participating in grounds-up product development
  • You have a burning desire to get better as an engineer every day
  • Challenges bring out the best in you
  • Your work and work ethic reflect your commitment to a bias for action
  • You believe in giving your best even when no one is looking
  • Notwithstanding your experience level, you look for the devil in the technical details

HW engineering (Design and Verification) at Leapfrog: A sampling of responsibilities:

  • Micro-architecture, RTL implementation, verification of DSP data-path hardware (LDPC Encoder/Decoder, FFT, Filters etc) for Leapfrog’s SIMD processor core
  • Develop, integrate and verify various SoC components like NoCs, Interrupt Controllers, Debug Systems, SoC Peripherals, High Speed Interconnects like 100G Ethernet, JESD, PCIe, DDR etc
  • Develop testbenches and test automation using appropriate methodology (UVM/C/System Verilog/Python) for IP / Subsystem and Full chip verification
  • Develop FPGA based prototyping platform for system performance and software development
  • Participate in discussions with algorithms engineers and Software engineers to discover optimal solutions to complex system level problems
  • Work on various front-end tool flow including lint, CDC, Coverage analysis, synthesis, STA , Power
  • Work with embedded platforms (hardware emulation systems,reference systems, customer platforms,) to validate the hardware and evaluate system performance in the lab
  • Discover ways to improve way-of-working, by creating internal tools, scripts for automation
  • Analyze customer requirements to evaluate improvements to the hardware
  • Work on post silicon activities to bring up, validate and characterize the performance of the fabricated silicon in lab

HW Design engineer at Leapfrog: Experience/Skills checklist

  • Fresh graduate: While we prefer post graduates with a background in Electronics, Computer Science,Digital Signal processing, Communication Systems. We will consider motivated graduates who have learnt any of the HDLs (Verilog / VHDL / SystemVerilog), and are conversant with the basics of Digital Electronics System Design.
  • Experienced professionals: We invite interested HW engineers at all levels of industry experience in any of the following areas to apply:
  • Experience domains:
  • Should have been part of multiple tape-outs
  • Experience on multiple frontend tools flow ( spyglass, synthesis, constraint validation, power analysis, LEC,Coverage analysis)
  • For DSP / Datapath IP developers
  • Should have hands-on DSP hardware implementation ( RTL coding, synthesis) experience with good understanding of digital communication concepts, DSP algorithms, fixed point /floating point arithmetic, DSP data path optimizations
  • Background in FFT/LDPC/ Digital filter design is desirable
  • Background in baseband hardware design for WLAN/LTE/Bluetooth /Cable Modem/5G technologies is desirable
  • Background in RTL implementation of SIMD / Vector processing engines
  • For SoC Developers
  • Should have owned large SOC / Subsystems integration with in depth domain knowledge of one or multiple areas below
  • CPU Subsystem components : Memory controllers, Interconnects IPs , Interrupt controllers etc
  • Integration of complex IPs like PCIE, Ethernet ( MAC and PCS), DDR controller
  • SOC Power Management

HW Design Verification engineer at Leapfrog: Experience/Skills checklist

  • Fresh graduate: While we prefer post graduates with a background in Electronics, Computer Science,Digital Signal processing, Communication Systems. We will consider motivated graduates who have learnt any of the HDLs (Verilog / VHDL / SystemVerilog), and are conversant with the basics of Digital Electronics System Design.
  • Experienced professionals: We invite interested HW engineers at all levels of industry experience in any of the following areas to apply:
  • Experience domains:
  • For Design Verification engineers
  • proficient in
  • SV and UVM
  • C
  • Design/Architecture development of testbench-bench environment, test automation, test planning and execution
  • Should have owned verification of IP/Subsystem/SOC level verification like,
  • Interface / Networking IPs like PCIE, Ethernet ( MAC and PCS), JESD ,
  • Memory Controllers, DDR Interface, DMAs
  • Systems having NOC Interconnects, multiple CPUs, SoC peripherals, interrupt controller, debug hardware etc
  • DSP Data path

If you have made it this far, and are convinced that you will enjoy working with Leapfrog, please reach out to us at jobs@leapfrogsemi.com

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