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Power Management Engineer, Senior Principal

Company: Ampere Computing
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

Ampere Computing is looking for a qualified design lead on power analysis, optimization, and validation, to contribute in designing our high-performance power-efficient microprocessor chipset. This person will be a part of the Silicon Engineering team and work across multiple groups to drive the power requirements, and power optimization from micro-architecture to final silicon.

What you'll do

  • Setup power analysis environment for at the RTL-level, and gate-level for power analysis of all design blocks at the pre-silicon stage.
  • Determine tests and benchmarks to run on all blocks for pre-silicon power analysis
  • Run and review power analysis reports at the RTL-level and gate-level on all design blocks. Identify areas of improvements at the architecture-level, RTL-level, and synthesis.
  • Determine power optimization budgets for all blocks, and setup runs to validate them as the design progresses.

What you'll bring

  • Experience with power analysis using gate-level and RTL-power analysis tools
  • Basic understanding of power analysis and optimization on CMOS designs
  • Basic understanding of clock-gating, power-gating, DVFS, etc. used for power optimization
  • Basic understanding of processor designs, processor work-loads.


  • BS and/or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering and minimum 15 years of semiconductor experience

Perks in Santa Clara

  • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
  • Garage parking
  • Gym and caf on campus
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Standing desks
  • Ping-pong
  • Unlimited Flextime

Perks in Portland

  • Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants and shops
  • Garage parking
  • On-site bike parking and repair station
  • Gym
  • On-site caf, bar, and market
  • Roof top terrace with Willamette River views
  • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
  • Standing /Ergo friendly desk set up
  • Game room
  • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

About Ampere

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world's first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications. Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.

Keywords: Ampere Computing, Santa Clara , Power Management Engineer, Senior Principal, Other , Santa Clara, California

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