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R&D Engineer, Sr I

Company: Synopsys
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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R&D Engineer, Sr I


USA - California - San Francisco, USA - California - San Jose

Job Description and Requirements

Senior AI/ML R&D Engineer/Data Scientist
USA - California - Mountain View/Sunnyvale
Job Description and Requirements
At Synopsys, we are at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play. Self-driving cars. Artificial Intelligence. The cloud. 5G. The Internet of Things. These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything. And we are powering it all with the world's most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you are keen on innovation, we want to meet you. Our Silicon Design & Verification business is all about building high-performance silicon chips-faster. We are the world's leading provider of solutions for designing and verifying highly advanced silicon chips. And we design the next-generation processes and models needed to manufacture those chips. We enable our customers to optimize chips for power, cost, and performance-eliminating months off their project schedules. Senior AI/ML R&D Engineer/Data Scientist
You will be part of a Machine Learning Center-of-Excellence group helping the rest of the teams in the division that build Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. These EDA tools are highly sophisticated and enable design and implementation of multi-million transistor IC chips. EDA problems are np-hard and are solved using a combination of optimization techniques and heuristics. With the availability of the latest AI/ML techniques there is a unique opportunity to build EDA tools that will provide far greater optimality and orders of magnitude faster runtimes. As part of the team, you will work with different product/engine teams to infuse ML into their products.
You will study the EDA product/engine for applicability of AI/ML techniques in partnership with the product/engine owners. Subsequently you would provide consulting help to the product team or proceed to build and implement the best-in-class Machine Learning based solutions that demonstrate the promised accuracy and performance improvements. You will work closely with the product team to ensure its success with the customers. Overall, you will be involved in developing state of the art solutions that lead to significant product differentiation. You may author technical papers, participate on technical panels, and file patents on resulting innovations.
40 hours per week. Education and Experience: Requires Master's/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related field and at least 4 years of experience performing Machine Learning or Deep Learning projects. (Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with 6 years of relevant experience)
Desired background:
1. Machine Learning/Deep learning: Excellent foundation of ML/DL algorithms; Probability and Statistics; ML/DL frameworks (Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras); Ability to curate data and extract relevant features
2. Software proficiency: Data structures and algorithms, Excellent programming skills in C/C++, Python, Linux based development
3. EDA (Electronic Design Automation) (desirable but not necessary): EDA tool development, Electrical Circuit Design
4. Optimization techniques, other (desirable): Linear programming, dynamic programming, and non-linear optimization; signal-processing algorithms; Numerical methods
Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

The base salary range across the U.S. for this role is between $97,000 to $169,000. In addition, this role may be eligible for an annual bonus, equity, and other discretionary bonuses. Synopsys offers comprehensive health, wellness, and financial benefits as part of a of a competitive total rewards package. The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of job-related factors, including location, skills, experience, and education. Your recruiter can share more specific details on the total rewards package upon request.


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United States

Job Subcategory

R&D Engineering

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Base Salary Range

$97,000 - $169,000

Keywords: Synopsys, San Jose , R&D Engineer, Sr I, Engineering , San Jose, California

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