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Join our team

Syntiant is seeking talented engineers across the globe who are passionate about combining cutting-edge machine learning with advanced neural network chip design. If the positions listed below are not a perfect fit for your background or skillset, please send your resume to join@syntiant.com so we can get better acquainted. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Member of Technical Staff for Multiple Software positions

Syntiant Member of Technical Staff positions are for experienced and innovative practitioners of several software and machine learning disciplines. Example problem areas are in neural network optimization, cloud orchestration, sound/speech problems, full stack web development, and embedded software.

All candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

 

  • Strong fundamentals in software development practices (e.g., Git, continuous integration, testing, GitLab, etc.)

  • Comfortable at the Linux command line

  • Experience working with AWS, Google Cloud or similar development and deployment environments

  • Competence in high-level scripting languages (e.g. Python)

  • 4+ years experience with Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. education

Sr. Product Engineer

Primary responsibility to bring IC products to high-volume production. Primary interface to internal design teams, primary interface to suppliers and other 3rd party contractors and interfacing with customers regarding any and all production related issues. Responsible for the product from product inception all the way through end of life of the product.

 

Main duties for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Interface with design groups to ensure manufacturability of the product, including testability, yield, and quality

  • In case 3rd party IP is integrated with the product, ensure manufacturability, yield and testability of 3rd party IP

  • Close interaction with quality to ensure necessary quality requirements are properly implemented

  • Deliver production test program for the product, including HW development and bench correlation

  • Manage test program transfer to overseas test-house

  • Execute on product qualification of the product, including selection/qualification/interfacing with necessary 3rd party partners (HTOL, ESD, LU), package qualification and board qualification

  • Define and deliver package for the product

  • Drive product qualification schedule

  • Deliver required product qualification documentation

  • Maintain traceability of production flow

  • Drive ongoing cost reduction for the product (test time reduction, yield optimization)

  • Day to day management of foundry partner(s)

  • Day to day management of test partner(s)

  • Day to day management of packaging partner(s)

  • Own tape-out process including check-list

  • Manage field returns

  • Manage production release process

  • Manage product qualification budget

  • Own cost model and manage over-all cost trade-offs during product development process

  • Planning of test-chips, engineering samples and early production ramp

 

Minimum qualifications:

10+ years of relevant industry experience

  • B.Sc, M.Sc in EE preferred

  • Candidate has been responsible to drive silicon products into high-volume production with tier-1 customers

  • Experience with auto-motive products is a plus

  • Experience with embedded flash technology is a plus

  • Delivered products in advanced CMOS process nodes

  • Thorough understanding of industry requirements for high-volume Si product qualification and involvement with standards bodies (JEDEC)

  • Excellent network with tier-1 suppliers in the entire silicon supply chain

  • Fluent with Teradyne or Advantest test platforms

  • Proven debugging skills

  • Proven program management skills

  • Great team player, communicator and collaborator

  • Role is based in Irvine and will require occasional travel to meet with customers and suppliers

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Sr. Product Engineer".

 

IC Flow and Back-End Engineer

IC and system-on-chip flow expert, proficient in hardware synthesis, placement, routing, along with timing flows to delivery GDS to a foundry.

  • Assemble and build synthesis flows for padring + digital subsystems

  • Analog + memory MACRO placement and floorplanning

  • Handle SDC constraints for multi-clock designs

  • Generate speed/area/power reports for design verification and timing signoff

  • Handle DFT, scan insertion, clock tree

  • Final physical verification on LVS + DRC + fill

  • ECO flows

  • Process evaluation and target libraries, technology selection


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience

  • B.Sc, M.Sc in EE preferred

  • Direct involvement in tools flow development for high-volume production designs

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "IC Flow and Back-end Engineer".

Sr. ATE Engineer

Primary responsibility to work on all aspects of hands-on test development, test hardware design, yield enhancements, debugging, characterization, production implementation and high-volume ramp-up of IC products. Responsible for the product test solution from product inception all the way through end of life of the product.

 

Main duties for this role include but are not limited to:

•   Interface with design groups and product engineering to ensure manufacturability of the product, including testability, yield, and quality

•   First silicon verification and device bring up using ATE tools and bench equipment

•   Develop test methods and generate/convert test vectors to support product validation, bench correlation, characterization, and production release.

•   Deliver qual program including Burn-In vector generation, validation, and conversion to be used at 3rd party Burn-In vendor.

•   Work with planning and product engineering to support customer sampling requirements

•   In case 3rd party IP is integrated with the product, ensure manufacturability, yield, and testability of 3rd party IP

•   Deliver production test program for both wafer and package level test programs

•   Design and develop required test hardware – Load board, bench board, and the probe card.

•   Manage test program transfer to overseas test-house

•   Maintain traceability of production test program flow

•   Drive ongoing cost reduction for the product (test time reduction, yield optimization)

•   Ensure reliable FA flow is supported to close potential test holes

•   Day to day management of test partner(s)

Minimum qualification for this role:

•   6-10 years of professional work experience as a test engineer in the fabless semiconductor industry, shipping volume production

•   B.Sc, M.Sc in EE preferred

•   Fluent with Teradyne or Advantest test platforms

•   Ability to independently lead the test-development efforts

•   Experience with ATPG and SCAN/MBIST bring-up, validation, and debug on ATE tester

•   Technical skills in evaluating/debugging digital and analog/mixed-signal circuits

•   Experience with bench and system-level testing is a plus

•   DFT experience is a plus

•   Candidate has been responsible to drive silicon products into high-volume production with tier-1 customers

•   Experience with automotive products is a plus

•   Experience with embedded flash technology is a plus

•   Delivered test solutions in advanced CMOS process nodes

•   Proven debugging skills

•   Great team player, communicator, and collaborator

•   Role is based in Irvine and will require occasional travel to meet with customers and suppliers

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Sr. ATE Engineer".

Verification Engineer

Member of Technical Staff position is for experienced SoC verification engineer responsible for pre-silicon RTL verification at the block and top-level SoC.  

  • Expertise in HDL languages, Verilog and SystemVerilog, SystemC is desired

  • Skilled in many aspects of digital verification such as constrained random verification process, functional coverage, code coverage, assertion methodology & philosophy

  • Solid verification skills in problem solving and debugging

  • Programming experience in C/C++ as well as Python

  • Exposure to UVM is desired

  • Work on HW/SW emulation platforms

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • MS degree in EE, 5+ years relevant experience in SoC verification

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Verification Engineer".

Design for Test Engineer
Member of Technical Staff position responsible for implementing the Hardware Design-for-Test (DFT) features that support ATE, in-system test, debug and diagnostics needs of the design.

  • Work closely with the design/design-verification and physical design teams to enable the integration and validation of the Test logic in all phases of the design, and back-end implementation flow.

  • Excellent knowledge of latest state-of-the-art trends in DFT and test.

  • Hands-on experience with Jtag protocols, Scan and BIST architectures, including memory BIST, IO BIST

  • Verification skills include, System Verilog, UVM, Logic Equivalency checking and validating the Test-timing of the design.

  • Experience working with Gate level simulation, and debug with VCS and other simulators.

  • Working with Cadence Modus flow is a plus

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • MS degree in EE, 5+ years relevant experience in DFT

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Design for Test Engineer".

Product Line Manager
 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with and document updates to product information from Syntiant engineering teams and operations teams

  • Monitor and review product phases from prospect through to production, holding regular reviews

  • Contribute to and execute marketing activities, such as preparing products and collateral for domestic and international conferences 

  • Effective marketing and promotion of Syntiant Neural Decision Processor products and Syntiant AI technology

  • Develop and maintain up to date knowledge of the relevant markets. Understand and interpret market requirements / trends and provide clear direction for the company

  • Develop and demonstrate Syntiant leadership and differentiation in the market with a targeted marketing plan

  • Regularly review customer forecast and revenue projections against plan

  • Work with Syntiant sales and customer support teams to identify, develop and secure design wins 

  • Ensure sales and customer support teams are up-to-date with the latest platform and product information and are aligned on strategic and commercial goals 

  • Continuously monitor and analyze competitor activities within the market and our customers

  • Identify and justify new platforms, product and market opportunities to enhance the near-term and long-term competitiveness of the roadmap 

  • Will be measured by meeting/beating revenue and market share targets for the relevant market segments

  • Will regularly review and report progress to the VP of Product and Business Development


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science

  • 5-10 years technical marketing experience gained in an applications, product marketing or sales role within the semiconductor industry. 
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

  • Extensive experience with technology in consumer products, with demonstrated multimedia or audio expertise

  • Extensive customer facing experience

  • Demonstrated track record of defining differentiated technical offerings and communicating them to customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to consult with customers and deliver targeted solutions

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Effective and proven interpersonal skills

  • Outgoing, confident and decisive personality

  • Experience in neural networking technology with experience in bluetooth audio and/or expertise

  • Familiarity with Syntiant customer base at a technical and commercial level

  • Experienced commercial background including working with customers, partners and manufacturers in audio and/or consumer electronics segments

  • Track record of growing revenue or market share in a marketing or sales role

  • Knowledge of audio/multimedia and AI technologies strongly desired

  • Knowledge of bluetooth and/or wi-fi connectivity technology desired 
     

Education Requirements: Bachelor's
Preferred: Master's, Business Administration

*To apply, send your PDF resume to join (at) syntiant (dot) com with the subject line "Product Line Manager".

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