GPU Top RTL Integration Lead

Position Summary

Samsung, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, is founded on a simple philosophy – the endless pursuit of excellence will create a better world for all. At Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) and Advanced Computing Lab (ACL), we are building a center of excellence for Intellectual Property (IP) that is applied to high-performance computing devices (mobile, automotive, and other custom market segments) consumed by millions of people around the world. Come build with us!

Role and Responsibilities

As a GPU Top RTL Integration Lead you will work as part of the GPU RTL team leading various aspects of GPU Top RTL/Design and Integration. You will take ownership of RTL partitioning for our GPU blocks and subsystems that get integrated into premium smartphone and other adjacent market segments.

  • You drive front-end design quality checks (Lint, CDC, Logical Equivalence) and present the physical design/SOC team with high-quality RTL.
  • You own RTL partitioning with feedback from Physical Design team.
  • You’re responsible for RTL database/Memory/Hard macro/standard cell library management.
  • You perform block level synthesis and monitor/report area/block timing metrics.
  • You work closely with other engineers that are members of the RTL Block Design, CAD, Power, DV, HW emulation and Physical Design teams.
  • You have the ability to lead and manage a small team of Engineers.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or 13+ years of experience with a Master’s Degree, or 11+ years of experience with a PhD
  • 10+ years of experience in GPU/CPU/SOC RTL Integration
  • In depth understanding of front-end ASIC design flow
  • Expertise in RTL coding using Verilog/System Verilog
  • Detailed understanding of synthesis tools, timing analysis, floor planning and PNR flow
  • Strong proficiency with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl and TCL
  • Experience with ECOs is a plus
  • Experience leading or managing a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to work across various teams.

Our Team

We’re growing a team of talented individuals with diverse skill sets to build a technology roadmap and deliver market-leading GPU. Our Xclipse GPU is the first mobile GPU with ray tracing technology that enables console-level graphic for Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

With architecture scalability at the frontier of our design focus, our performance- and power-optimized IP solution gets integrated into complex semiconductor products, aiming to reach multiple market segments.

Being part of a unique growing team at a well-established global company means you have limitless room to explore, innovate, and grow by wearing different hats. Depending on the functional discipline, our GPU RTL design team covers power, shader, texture, memory system, ShaderIO, and front-end areas. We believe in connecting your area of expertise with the right level and functional discipline that can empower you to grow.

Total Rewards

At Samsung – SARC/ACL, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $197,041 and $305,414. Your actual base pay will depend on variables that may include your education skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

Samsung employees have access to benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), free onsite lunch, employee purchase program, tuition assistance (after 6 months), paid time off, student loan program, wellness incentives, and many more. In addition, regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) are eligible for MBO bonus compensation, based on company, division, and individual performance.

Additionally, this role might be eligible to participate in long term incentive plan and relocation.

U.S. Export Control

This position requires the ability to access information subject to U.S. export control restrictions.  Applicants must have the ability to access export-controlled information or be eligible to receive a government authorization to access export-controlled information.

Trade Secrets

By submitting an application, you [applicant] agree[s] not to disclose to Samsung, or induce Samsung to use, any confidential or proprietary information (including trade secrets) belonging to any current or previous employer or other person or entity.

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  • Location: 3655 N 1st St, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Type: Full time
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