Silicon Architect

Silicon Architect
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Sunnyvale, CA
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta), formerly known as Facebook Inc., builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps and services like Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Novi further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. Instructions on how to apply, click “Apply to Job” online on this web page.
Silicon Architect Responsibilities
  • Understand the full spectrum of silicon performance and/or power modeling, analysis, and projections
  • This includes algorithms on generic compute units, custom silicon IP blocks, traditional compute benchmarking, and SOC and System level implications
  • Define performance and power architectures that include functions such as image compute, CPU and GPU benchmarking, throughput and quality of service analysis, and detailed monitoring
  • Improve metrics such as compute, bandwidth, and power consumption
  • Work across disciplines and brainstorm big ideas, build new methodologies, juggle and coordinate multiple initiatives, drive concepts into prototypes, and ultimately guide the transition into a high-volume consumer product
  • Understand the tradeoffs between general purpose and custom compute mechanisms
  • Model data-flows and create detailed cost/benefit analysis
  • Guide a small team of other Architects in undertaking power and performance analysis, modeling, and projections
  • Produce detailed documents and System C models matching the proposed ASIC implementation
  • Produce detailed tradeoff analyses for executive review and product roadmap decisions
  • Plan and document performance and power test plans for silicon
Minimum Qualifications
  • Employer will accept a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or related field. Position also requires completion of a university-level course/research project/internship/thesis, or 6 months of experience in the following:
  • GPU Architecture
  • CPU Architecture and Microarchitecture
  • Experience in programming C and C++
  • System Verilog and Verilog
  • Logic Design
  • Performance modeling, including event-driven and cycle-accurate models
  • Analyzing bottlenecks for graphics workloads
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About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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