Company Overview:

Ambiq has been on a singular mission since 2010 to put intelligence everywhere by creating the most energy-efficient semiconductor solutions for IoT endpoint devices. Using the revolutionary Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT®) Platform, Ambiq’s record-breaking ultra-low power solutions, including MCU and SoCs, have helped global device makers deliver more than 150 million products with advanced features, enhanced performance, and extended battery life.

With a leading market share in wearables at the speed of shipping 1 million units per month, Ambiq is now expanding its impact on novel endpoint products such as hearables, smart home automation, industrial IoT preventive monitoring, and more. 

Our innovative and fast-moving teams of research, development, production, marketing, sales and operations are spread across several continents, including the US (Austin and San Jose), Taiwan (Hsinchu), China (Shenzhen and Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo), and Singapore. We value continued technology innovation, fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency. We embrace candidates who also share these same values. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, creative, and comfortable learning and driving exciting new technologies. We encourage and nurture an environment for growth and opportunities to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects that will create a lasting impact. Come join us on our quest for 100 billion devices. The endpoint intelligence revolution starts here.

 

 Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with Ambiq’s Marketing, Advanced Development, architecture, and engineering teams to drive development of new ultra-low power SoC architectures on Ambiq Micro’s technology and product roadmaps
  • Develop SoC level specifications and drive power/performance modeling and analysis
  • Analyze low power multimedia, audio and wireless IP, protocols, and signal chains to identify opportunities for energy savings
  • Work with the engineering team to transition SoC architecture specification into Ambiq Micro’s products
  • Develop strong SoC methodologies, models and detailed specifications
  • Work with systems, solutions, and software teams to ensure robust interfaces and support key product use cases

Experience Required

The candidate should be comfortable with independent specification, analysis and development from high level concepts through design and validation as well as collaborative development with software and hardware engineering.  A deep knowledge of embedded microcontroller/microprocessor SoCs specifically targeting wearable, IoT and mobile systems is critical along with specific experience delivering low power SoC architectures which include multiprocessors, graphics and display controllers, wireless communication controllers, and audio and voice technology. A working knowledge of power management and advanced process nodes is a must. The candidate should be comfortable with full system dataflows and modeling to guide hardware and software analysis and development.

Specific Experience

  • 15+ years of SoC architecture and design experience targeting wearable/IoT and mobile products or similar
  • Experience developing novel SoC architectures from idea to specification to design to post-silicon validation
  • Working knowledge of low power modern mobile electronic systems and multicore CPU/DSP required
  • Experience in embedded volatile and non-volatile memory topologies and technologies required
  • Experience in advanced process technologies highly desirable
  • Specific experience in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred
    • Audio, voice and radio communications
    • Graphics, display controller and panel technologies
    • Neural network architectures
    • ARM Cortex-M and/or DSP processor architectures

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