ASIC Design Engineer

SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

Palo Alto, CA, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

The third era of AI has arrived, powered by Generative AI. Generative AI is achieving step-function increases in scale, versatility, and accuracy compared to legacy AI technologies, presenting an opportunity for organizations to fundamentally transform their business and operations.

SambaNova Suite™ is enabling organizations and enterprises to achieve the transformative promise of these new AI technologies with a fully integrated hardware-software system that delivers innovation across the full AI stack, including the most accurate generative AI models, optimized for enterprise and government. This creates the AI backbone for the next 10 years and beyond.

Job Overview

SambaNova Systems is looking for talented and motivated engineers to help us solve some of the most challenging problems in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. As an ASIC Design Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to help build our cutting edge machine learning accelerator chips.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Define block-level architecture / microarchitecture
  • Work with architects and software teams to develop new features and improve application performance
  • Code, debug, integrate, and support RTL design throughout chip lifecycle
  • Work with design verification team to converge design functionality and performance
  • Work with the physical design team to converge frequency, area, and power.


  • BS in EECS (or related discipline) with computer architecture or ASIC design focus. MS/PhD preferred.
  • Solid understanding of all or several of the following domains
    • Computer architecture, deep learning, microarchitecture/logic design, linear algebra
  • Curriculum covers all or several of the following subjects
    • Computer architecture, machine learning algorithms, VLSI, Digital Design, SoC
  • Proficient with HDL languages such as SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL/Chisel
  • Strong collaborator as we believe in no boundaries and collaboration across the entire organization with access to all levels and departments
  • Academic projects / internship experience on ASIC development preferred
  • Demonstrated research experience with ML or hardware accelerators preferred

Annual Salary Range and Level

The base salary for this position ranges from $120,000/year up to $160,000/year. This range is based on role, level, and location and reflects the salary target for new hires in the US. Individual pay within the range will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s job-related qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location.

Benefits Summary

SambaNova offers a competitive total rewards package, including the base salary, plus equity and benefits. We cover 95% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, and 80% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution. We also offer Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, and AD&D insurance plans in addition to Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options like Health Care, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care. Our library of well-being benefits includes a full subscription to Headspace, access to One Medical, counseling services with an Employee Assistance Program, and much more.


Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at SambaNova Systems you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified.

If you are a new, recent (within the last two years), or upcoming college graduate and are interested in opportunities with SambaNova Systems, please apply through our University job listings.

EEO Policy

SambaNova Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Customers turn to SambaNova to quickly deploy state-of-the-art AI capabilities to meet the demands of the AI-enabled world. Our purpose-built enterprise-scale AI platform is the technology backbone for the next generation of AI computing. We enable customers to unlock the valuable business insights trapped in their data. Our flagship offering, SambaNova Suite™, provides the most accurate generative AI models, optimized for enterprise and government organizations, deployed on-premises or in the cloud, and adapted with an organization’s data for greater accuracy