Achronix is a privately held fabless corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix’s history is one of pushing the boundaries in the high-performance FPGA market. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, data center and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products.

Position Profile Name:
Board Design – Systems Engineer
Requisition No.:
Type of Position:
Regular, Exempt
Reports to:
Senior Director, Systems Engineering

Job Description/Responsibilities
Design of characterization and bring-up PCBs for all Achronix FPGA products, with the immediate focus being a new FPGA family.
Design of reference and demonstration boards for Achronix products, including DDR, GDDR, PCIe, and Ethernet protocol support.
Work with PCB design and layout vendors to ensure successful and on-time delivery of boards.
Participate in cross-functional bring-up, validation, characterization, support and documentation efforts related to Achronix devices.
Support applications teams and third-party vendors in providing guidance on PCB design to host Achronix devices to ensure that target specs can be met at the board level.
Generate bring-up and reference designs, including FPGA designs, to showcase Achronix device operation and capabilities with different protocols and data rates.
Participate in road-mapping and planning discussions for PCBs and customer demonstrations for future Achronix products.

Required Skills
Expert in PCB design, with a focus on bring-up and characterization boards.
Experience working with and managing third-party PCB design and layout vendors.
Experience designing boards with PCI Express, DDR, and Ethernet interfaces.
Experience analyzing power distribution networks.
Strong understanding of signal integrity and power integrity concepts, specifically as they pertain to the above-mentioned protocols.
Ideally has experience developing FPGA logic design for protocol bring-up and test.
Good communication skills and ability to multi-task.

Education and Experience
At least 5 years’ experience working on PCB design, bring-up, and debug.
Experience with lab test equipment, specifically those needed for protocol bringup – oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers, BERTs, backplanes, etc.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience.