Asic Design Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    125300 USD - 186800 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id

Who We Are

The Common Hardware Group (CHG) delivers the silicon, optics, and hardware platforms for Cisco's core Switching, Routing, and Wireless products. With ~2,100 employees across 16 countries, we design the networking hardware for Enterprises and Service Providers of various sizes, the Public Sector, and Non-Profit Organizations across the world.

Cisco Silicon One (#CiscoSiliconOne) is the only unifying silicon architecture in the market that enables customers to deploy the best-of-breed silicon from Top of Rack (TOR) switches all the way through web scale data centers and across service provider, enterprise networks, and data centers with a fully unified routing and switching portfolio. Come join us and take part in shaping Cisco's groundbreaking solutions by designing, developing and testing some of the most complex ASICs being developed in the industry.

Who You'll Work With

You will work with front-end RTL Design and Verification teams and Architects to understand chip architecture. You’ll also collaborate with SDK and Software teams as part of ASIC development to build a seamless handshake between hardware and software functionalities and qualify use-case requirements. You’ll also work with systems-testing during post-silicon validation efforts to bring-up, debug and qualify the ASIC in deployment-mode applications.

Who You Are

  • A problem solver who loves to tackle new challenges
  • A strong communicator in a team setting
  • An Engineer who enjoys working in a dynamic team environment
  • Someone who thrives on innovative technology

What You'll Do

  • Be part of the development organization as an ASIC Design Engineer with primary focus on RTL Design.
  • Build micro-architecture specifications and participate in reviews.
  • Implement Verilog RTL to meet timing and performance requirements.
  • Help define, evolve, and support our design methodology.
  • Collaborate with the verification team on as-needed basis to address design bugs and close code coverage.
  • Work closely with physical design team to close design timing and place-and-route issues.
  • Triage, debug, and root cause simulation, software bring-up, and customer failures.
  • Perform diagnostic and post silicon validation tests in the lab.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of related work experience in RTL Front End Design
  • Excellent Verilog/System Verilog programming skills.
  • Experience with simulators/synthesis/static timing constraints and related tools
  • Strong interactive and waveform debug skills.

Preferred requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 2+ years of related work experience in RTL Front End Design
  • Understanding of Networking technologies and concepts
  • Experience with ARM protocols (AXI, CHI, APB. AHB) and exposure to ARM CPU’s
  • Design experience with Ethernet MAC, DDR, PCIE controllers is a big plus, Experience with integrating 3rd party IP’s
  • Scripting experience (Python, Perl, TCL, shell programming)
  • Experience with UVM and formal verification tools
  • Experience with emulation

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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