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SoC Multimedia Architect
TX, United States
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Company Overview

Ambiq Micro is a fabless semiconductor company based in Austin, TX developing the world’s most energy efficient circuit and software platform for the Internet of Things.  Using technology originally invented by leading low power circuit researchers at the University of Michigan, Ambiq is developing a series of ultra-low power products on the Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) Platform.  The company’s Apollo line of MCUs has shattered energy efficiency records and sits at the heart of some of the most innovative wearable and IoT products in the world.  Key markets include wearables, smart home devices, smart cards, wireless sensors, medical devices, and a wide variety of other wireless devices. 

The Ambiq team includes low power experts and industry veterans and is growing quickly.  New team members will join an evolving and exciting environment that values technology-based innovation, adaptation, and, above all, a picojoule fanaticism.

Scope and Responsibilities

The SoC Multimedia Architect will be responsible for developing next-generation ultra-low power, high performance graphics and display architectures for future Ambiq SoC products.  The candidate will work with the Marketing, Advanced Development and Engineering teams to develop next generation architecture specifications and ensure delivery into Ambiq products.  Areas of interest include: low power embedded graphics accelerators and display controller technologies, video and image processing and low power interconnect and memory topologies.  The candidate will have sufficient experience with system level design and requirements on the multimedia architecture, hardware/software partitioning, power and performance modeling/tradeoffs and power management. This position will report directly to the VP of Architecture. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with Ambiq’s Marketing, Advanced Development, architecture, and engineering teams to drive development of new ultra-low power multimedia architectures on Ambiq Micro’s technology and product roadmaps
  • Develop high level specifications and drive power/performance modeling and analysis
  • Analyze low power multimedia technology and applications to identify opportunities for extending Ambiq’s low power leadership
  • Work with the engineering teams to transition architecture specification into Ambiq Micro’s products
  • Work with systems, solutions, and software teams to ensure robust interfaces and support key product use cases
  • Support post-silicon analysis and efficient delivery of multimedia functionality to customers for mass production

Experience Required

The candidate should be comfortable with independent specification, analysis and development from high level concepts through design and validation as well as collaborative development with software and hardware engineering.  A deep knowledge of graphics accelerators, graphics processing, display controllers and panel interfaces specifically targeting wearable, IoT and mobile systems is critical along with specific experience delivering low power architectures to market. A working knowledge of SoC architecture, fabric/interconnect technologies, power management and advanced process nodes is preferred. The candidate should be comfortable with full system dataflows and modeling to guide hardware and software analysis and development.

Specific Experience

  • 8+ years of graphics, display, video or similar architecture and design experience targeting wearable/IoT and mobile products
  • Experience developing novel multimedia architectures from idea to specification to design to post-silicon validation
  • Working knowledge of low power modern mobile consumer electronic systems and embedded graphics required
  • Experience in embedded display technologies and low power interfaces required
Preferred Experience
  • Experience in advanced process technologies highly desirable

Key Personal and Professional Attributes

Ambiq Micro management is building a company that values continued technology innovation, a fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency.  The incoming candidate should embrace these same values.  The successful candidate must be self-motivated, extremely creative, and should be comfortable learning exciting new technologies.  This is an opportunity for growth and an opportunity to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects. 


Aleron companies (Broadleaf Results and TalentRISE) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

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