SoC Architect

at Meta in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Meta is seeking a SoC Architect to join its silicon team within the Infrastructure organization which is responsible for designing and operating all of Meta’s Data Centers. These Data Centers are the foundation upon which our rapidly scaling business operates, and upon which all of our services such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp etc. are delivered to our worldwide user base consisting of approximately half of the world’s population. This silicon team is responsible for building hardware accelerators for Data Center servers, to offload the most computationally demanding workloads and execute them with higher performance and lower energy consumption as compared to running them on the CPU/GPU of the server. This is an architect role in which you will be defining the architecture of the next generation of Machine Learning ASICs being built on the most modern process technologies and featuring industry leading performance and feature sets.

Required Skills:

SoC Architect Responsibilities:

1. Work on modeling, performance analysis and architecture definition of Machine Learning ASICs.

2. Map Data Center workloads to heterogeneous ASICs that contain multiple different programmable processors and hardware accelerators. Perform detailed calculations to specify computation throughput, memory bandwidth and latency, evaluate performance v/s area v/s power tradeoffs.

3. Identify appropriate workloads and micro-benchmarks to be used for performance analysis and drive this analysis on simulation and emulation platforms to define and validate the architecture.

4. Evangelize your innovative architectural solutions with your peers and leadership, while mentoring members of the architecture team.

5. Collaborate with cross functional teams working on RTL design, Design Verification, Firmware/Software development, Pre-Post silicon validation and Program Management to deliver first pass functional silicon on an aggressive schedule.

6. Collaborate with software and firmware teams to ensure that the ASIC meets end to end application performance goals while maintaining ease and efficiency of software development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

7. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

8. Experience and knowledge of Computer Architecture concepts such as microprocessor architecture, memory systems, on-chip interconnection networks, hardware/software partitioning etc.

9. Programming in C or C++ with knowledge of mapping hardware algorithms to efficient C/C++ code.

10. 12+ years of prior experience in defining and delivering multiple high performance ASICs into production, with focus on architecture definition and performance analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

11. Master’s or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field.

12. Domain knowledge in one or more of power/performance tradeoffs, digital signal processing, ML networks, ML frameworks such as Pytorch.

Public Compensation:

$173,000/year to $249,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC261169904

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 12, 2024

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