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FPGA/ASIC DESIGN ENGINEER
Would you like to become part of team developing silicon for low earth orbit satellites that deliver broadband connectivity to the people who either do not have access to internet or have spotty connectivity? Come join the team working on silicon projects that is driving more integration, lower power, mixed signal architectures and next generation silicon technology to be deployed in space and ground infrastructures.
Digital ASIC and/or FPGA design, implementing complex SoC blocks and SoC integration tasks
Participate in the design process starting with high-level conceptual and architectural discussions and ending with micro architecture and design partition within the ASIC/FPGA
Implement design blocks using Verilog/System Verilog
Participate in all phases of ASIC/FPGA design flow (e.g. synthesis, timing closure)
Work with backend teams to address any layout and timing issues for ASICs
Bring-up and validate ASICs and FPGAs in the lab
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science
2+ years of experience working with complex FPGAs and/or ASICs (internship and research experience qualifies)
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Ability to solve complex problems including clock domain crossings and power optimization
Experience with latest simulation and verification methodologies
Understanding of data path pipelines, state machines, and arithmetic operations
Exposure to advanced timing closure techniques
Experience in Verilog, System Verilog, and/or VHDL
ASIC/FPGA/SoC system integration experience
Experience with high reliability design and implementations
Experience with EDA tools such as HDL simulators (e.g. VCS, Questa, IES), HDL Lint tools (e.g. Spyglass), FPGA tools (e.g. Xilinx Vivado, Altera Quartus II)
Ability to work in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
Team-player, can-do attitude, and ability to work well in a group environment while still contributing on an individual basis
Enjoys being challenged and learning new skills
Must be willing to travel when needed (typically <10%)
Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR .
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.