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Senior ASIC Architect

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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 130897 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


As a Senior ASIC Architect for Micron’s Minneapolis, MN design center you should have strong knowledge and experience with all aspects of the ASIC/SOC design and implementation flow.  SSD SOC architecture, industry-standard interfaces, RTL, coverage driven verification, synthesis, P&R, STA, DFT, power-islands, power, floor-planning, CTS, IR-drop – and an understanding of how architecture decisions impact these flows. You will be responsible for leading and/or contributing to the development of ASIC macro and micro-architectures for our storage-based controllers. You should be highly motivated with strong communication skills, detail and quality oriented, with a take-ownership attitude. 


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Reviewing SSD product and FW requirements
  • Working with ASIC and system architects to define and document feature sets to be implemented by the controller and each of its component IPs
  • Defining requirements for ASIC design, verification, and physical implementation teams
  • Evaluating area, performance, power, and ease-of-implementation trade-offs between different implementation solutions
  • Reviewing and configuring 3rd party IP
  • Supporting other teams in the ASIC organization and reviewing their work
  • Supporting product teams with documentation, code-reviews, and silicon debug
  • Continuously finding opportunities for improving design quality and practices


Minimum Qualifications:


  • 10+ years of ASIC architecture experience
  • RTL design experience in Verilog/System Verilog
  • Knowledge and experience in various aspects of SOC design, verification, and implementation flows
  • Ability to read and understand SW code
  • Understanding of CPU and memory architectures, data path pipelining, distributed system design, clock and reset methodologies


Preferred Skills:


  • Strong systems and SOC knowledge base
  • Experience with HW modelling languages
  • Experience in PCIe and NVMe storage capacity architectures
  • ASIC architecture experience in NAND based storage products (e.g. SSD, eMMC, UFS, USB)
  • Design/architecture experience with high-speed serial and parallel interfaces (e.g. MIPI, DDR, LPDDR, ONFI)
  • Design/architecture experience with UFS host protocols
  • Familiarity with automotive design and qualification processes are a bonus
  • ASIC low-power architectures and implementations


Education Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (Master’s degree preferred)


About Us


As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits


Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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