Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Hardware and C++ Engineer in the Computational Research Division. This position will assist with developing custom hardware accelerators in ASIC and FPGA flows, as well as help with the development of software capability. The successful candidate will support starting and existing projects by designing circuits and programming FPGAs, primarily computational accelerators, at the Verilog level by using CAD tools, for both CMOS ASIC and FPGAs. Knowledge of hardware design and tool usage for CMOS ASIC and FPGAs using a Hardware Description Language (HDL) such as Verilog, Chisel, or PyMTL and CAD/EDA tools is critical for this position.
What You Will Do:
Perform hardware design in both CMOS ASIC and FPGA from small circuits such as logic primitives to larger computational accelerators using Verilog or another HDL.
Perform comparisons between different circuits using different input sets and collection of metrics.
Be familiar with hardware CAD tools and behavioral evaluation/modelling tools in order to extend existing tool flows and to extend the capability of these CAD and behavioral modelling tools with new design libraries.
Develop test benches and input sets in order to compare different accelerators for key HPC applications.
What is Required:
A Bachelor of Science or equivalent in a Computing Science or Computer Engineering-related scientific discipline.
Experience in C++ API development
Experience in Verilog (or equivalent HDL) and hardware design in CMOS.
Experience in hardware ASIC CAD tools such as from Synopsys and Cadence.
Experience in hardware CAD tools for FPGAs.
Familiarity with testing and evaluating of new hardware blocks.
Experience with the use of script languages and system utilities such as configure, Perl, UNIX shell scripts, and "make."
Demonstrated creativity, initiative and ability to design, develop and implement complex solutions in consultation with designated technical expert(s) and/or supervisor.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in circuit-level design using SPICE.
Familiarity or experience with industry-standard benchmark programs and methods.
Developer level experience in architectural simulator code development
Knowledge of parallel applications and programming would be a bonus.
Experience using performance analysis tools (e.g. hardware performance counters and code instrumentation frameworks like PAPI or HPCToolkit) will also be beneficial to understand the performance of complex scientific applications involved in the study.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, 2 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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