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ASIC Design Lead/Principal Engineer

Bristol, Cambridgeshire, England


£75,000 - £120,000 + Bonus (Base dependent on experience)


ASIC Design Lead/Principal Engineer

Bristol or Cambridge

A more hybrid model may be offered for exceptional candidates outside of the South.

As the ASIC Design Lead you will get the chance to join an innovative processor solutions company who take pride in designing and developing cutting-edge, high-performance, and energy-efficient CPU cores from scratch, and using their own automated proprietary tools to fully customise them.

You will get the choice to work in either Bristol or Cambridge, 2 UK design centres that were set up in early 2022 to develop high performance, low power embedded and application CPU cores from scratch. They are embarking on clean sheet designs, and need people who can establish high quality working practices as they explore new ground under the guidance of the Senior CPU Design Manager. These projects are highly complex, with usually one person being responsible for owning a portion of the design.

  • You will be a leading member of their IP design team providing a leading role on a significant part of the CPU microarchitecture development.
  • Responsible for the microarchitecture definition and implementation of RISC-V processors and extensions.
  • Providing technical leadership to a small design team and mentoring of more junior members within the team
  • Working closely with the verification team on verification planning, debugging, and final sign-off
  • Technical specification and documentation writing
  • Participate in and drive design and verification reviews
  • Be responsible for defining, estimating, and tracking of own work
  • Over 10 years of recent and relevant module design experience with at least one HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog)
  • Good knowledge of CPU architecture
  • Ability to write clear and concise code
  • Experience with digital circuit simulation
  • User knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of versioning tools (Git, SVN)
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Shell, Bash, Python)
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems and architecture
  • Prior leadership and/or mentoring experience
  • Experience of low power design techniques
For more information and a confidential discussion, please contact Rachel Mason.
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