Director of Hardware

Confidential Company  •  Santa Clara, CA

11 - 15 years experience  •  Semiconductors

$150K - $225K
Posted on 10/22/17 by Eric Williams
Confidential Company
Santa Clara, CA
11 - 15 years experience
$150K - $225K
Posted on 10/22/17 Eric Williams

We are seeking an experienced Director of Hardware Design for our high-performing team in Santa Clara.


  • Lead FPGA/ASIC design team to develop and productize our cutting edge networking products.
  • Work with cross-functional project teams to define product specifications, system architecture, and execution plan
  • Implement FPGA / SoC development best practices and improve design methodology to maximize efficiency and predictability
  • Deliver chip architecture, design, integration, programming model, verification, and manages hand-off to backend. Validate design, supports system integration, and brings to production
  • Drive innovation and provide leadership to the organization to ensure world-class system solutions and flawless execution
  • Manage people, hire, develop and retain best talent

Required Skills

Proven track record of success in high-performance / high-volume semiconductor markets and experience in following areas:                                   

  • FPGA, SoC, embedded CPU and bus architectures, networking interfaces
  • Communications/DSP algorithms and power/area efficient implementations
  • Digital IC design, design for low power and high speed, design for test (DFT)
  • System modeling, RTL coding, Lint/CDC checking, simulation, synthesis, power analysis, timing analysis in Cadence/Synopsys design environments
  • Directed and constrained random verification, UVM methodology
  • Embedded systems FPGA emulation, lab debug and chip validation
  • Project planning and execution, and performing design tradeoffs to achieve performance, power, die size, and schedule targets
  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, and ability to excel and to provide leadership in a fast paced environment
  • MS or Ph.D. with 10 years of experience including 5 in a management role


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