Silicon Performance Architect
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Facebook AR/VR focuses on delivering Facebook's vision through
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The compute
performance and power efficiency requirements of Virtual and
Augmented Reality require custom silicon. Facebook Silicon team is
driving the state of the art forward with breakthrough work in
computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics,
displays, sensors, and new ways to map the human body. Our chips
will enable AR and VR devices where our real and virtual world will
mix and match throughout the day. We believe the only way to
achieve our goals is to look at the entire stack, from transistor,
through architecture, to firmware, and algorithms.
We are looking for a Silicon Performance Architect who will work
with a world-class group of researchers and engineers. This ideal
candidate will understand the full spectrum of silicon performance,
analysis, and projections from algorithms on generic compute units
to custom silicon IP blocks, traditional compute benchmarking, and
SOC and System level implications.
- Define performance architecture that includes functions such as
image compute, CPU/GPU benchmarking, throughput and QoS analysis,
performance architectures and detailed modeling and analysis.
- Surpass state of the art for metrics such as compute, bandwidth
and power consumption.
- Work across disciplines, brainstorm big ideas, build new
methodologies, juggle/coordinate multiple initiatives, drive a
concept into a prototype and ultimately guide the transition into a
high-volume consumer product.
- Understand the tradeoffs between general purpose and custom
compute mechanisms, be able to model data-flows, and create
detailed cost/benefit analysis.
- Work with other Architects in undertaking performance analysis,
modeling, and projections. Produce detailed documents and SystemC
models matching the proposed ASIC implementation, and perform
detailed tradeoff analyses for executive review and product roadmap
- Plan and document the Performance test plan for silicon.
- 7+ years of experience with production silicon.
- 2+ years of experience with methods for partitioning a solution
across hardware and software, digital, and other multi-disciplinary
boundaries in a system solution.
- 2+ years of experience evaluating architectural trade-offs of
performance, power, and area.
- Experience employing scientific methods to debug, diagnose and
drive the resolution of cross-disciplinary system issues.
- MS EE/CS or equivalent experience.
- Experience in top down high-level-model to HW mapping.
- Experience in SystemC/TLM2 performance modeling.
- Experience with cycle-accurate full-system SoC performance
- Experience with state-of-the-art pre-silicon power estimation
- Experience in custom IP block performance estimates.
- Experience programming in C/C++.
- Experience working effectively as an individual and in a
- Capable of dealing with ambiguity with a fast changing consumer
- Results oriented, self-motivated, proactive with demonstrated
creative & critical thinking.
- Ability to collaborate and/or lead in a team environment.
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