Principal CPU Design Engineer

  • Mangalore
  • Imagination Technologies
The roleThe role is for our fast-growing CPU Hardware team. We are expanding our CPU IP development from internal use to support an extensive portfolio offering highly competitive RISC-V CPUs, either as standalone IPs or as part of Imagination’s Heterogeneous Compute offering, which includes our world-class GPU and NNA compute elements. Our mission is to create through constant innovation the best-in-class RISC-V CPUs for a wide range of market segments and applications.By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to exercise your skills on cutting-edge designs, work on key building blocks for market-leading chips and deliver significant impact to the future success of our wider team.You will: Be a key member of the CPU HW Design teamBe responsible for the design activities of complex CPU micro-architecture components or sub-systems, with the opportunity to lead small teamsBe able to propose and drive the feasibility investigations of new micro-architectures 2Be responsible for deep analysis in order to produce solutions that meet the required frequency, power, area and performance requirements leading other team members when appropriateBe working closely with the verification team in order to deliver high-quality RTL designs, supporting the creation of the relevant verification plan, closure and sign-offBe responsible for delivering the entire design flow from RTL coding to front-end implementation tasksBe responsible for the definition, effort estimation and tracking of your own workDirect the plan and technical delivery of a small teamBe able to influence and advance our CPU design methodologyHave the opportunity to coach and mentor junior engineersParticipate in design and verification reviews and recommend improvements About youCommitted to making your customers, stakeholders and colleagues successful, you’re an excellent communicator, listener and collaborator who builds trusted partnerships by delivering what you say, when you say. You’re curious, solutions orientated and a world-class problem solver who constantly seeks opportunities to innovate and achieve the best possible outcome to the highest imaginable standard.You'll have: Have a proven track record of ownership and on-time delivery of high-quality, low-power, high performance complex micro-architecture implementationsHave significant experience in independently driving micro-architecture exploration activities that conclude to tangible and appropriate design specificationsHave expert knowledge of ASIC design and physical implementation methodologies, flows and toolsHave significant experience in RTL design optimisation techniques and the ability to balance or trade-off complexity/timing/area while being able to expertly justify the motivation behind such decisionsHave excellent understanding of verification challenges and be able to effectively support all verification activitiesHave working knowledge of formal verification, SystemVerilog and UVMBe able to plan, estimate and track your own workBe capable of presenting complex ideas in simple termsHave experience in leading small/mid-sized teams You might also have: Experience in CPU/GPU architecture and designKnowledge of standard bus protocols (e.g., AMBA5 CHI, AMBA4 ACE or AXI)Understanding of functional safety standards such as ISO26262 Who we areAt Imagination, we love innovating. We spend our time creating the graphics and AI chips that are at the core of your favourite electronic products, and we are expanding our IP portfolio to include RISC-V CPUs as part of our efforts to create the best Compute offering in the market. We have a no-compromise approach to making our technology as high performance and power-efficient as possible, all while being squeezed into the smallest space possible.It’s this relentless drive to push the boundaries of what’s possible that has led to Imagination powering more than 10 billion of the world’s most iconic electronic devices, from smartphones to smart TVs, from drones to self-driving cars.We need your skills to help us continue to deliver technology that will impress the industry and our customers alike, ensuring that people everywhere can enjoy smarter and faster tech than ever before.So come join us if you're wanting that something moreBring your talent, curiosity and expertise and we’ll help you do the rest. You’ll be part of one of the world’s most exciting companies who are one of the leaders in semiconductor IP solutions.As a part of our team, you can help us transform, innovate, and inspire the lives of millions through our technology.