Power Management Architect

  • Ampere
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

This position can be located in Santa Clara, CA or Portland, OR or Durham, NC

The Role:

We are looking for a Power Management Architect to join a small but growing Microprocessor Architecture Performance team in advancing the art of high performance & highly scalable computer architecture. The role provides a wonderful opportunity to innovate and develop new architectures that scale to Cloud Native & Data Center centric usage.

What the Team Wants You to Know:

The Ampere Architecture Group team turns ideas into reality. We are a group of technologists with tremendous experience shipping dozens of server products at multiple semiconductor companies. By listening to customers, driving industry standard protocols, and designing high-performance IPs and SoCs, Architects push products forward past the bleeding edge of microprocessor design. Architects are resourceful, and craft well-tuned designs to meet ecosystem requirements in a timely cadence, ultimately delighting Ampere’s cloud customers.

What You Will Do:

• Ideal candidate is a team player and collaborator who works with people of varying skill levels since power management techniques flow across subsystems.
• Build new capabilities suited to enable Power Management Architectures for cloud native use cases.
• Work with power analysis team and device features and capabilities that improve energy proportionality and improve overall chip/subsystem performance.
• Develop and prototype ideas and tests them on real silicon
• Develop models or spreadsheets to vet out ideas.
• Facilitate design development efforts and work with pre-si and post-si validation teams to deliver high quality product.
• Create and maintain technical documents including architecture specifications, implementation guides, and user guides
• Collaborate with the team from product roadmap to design implementation
• Balance features, performance, and costs to create a solution with high value and optimal use of physical resources

What You’ll Bring:

• An understanding of SoC architectures and its relevant workloads.
• Knowledge of architectural techniques for saving power through HW/FW/SW co-design.
• Comfortable in C++, python, and scripting languages
• Prior work on low level power analysis (subsystem/SoC Level) would be a bonus.
• Prior work on embedded architectures would be useful.
• Prior work with machine learning techniques would also be useful.
• Great communication skills; comfortable with reaching out and asking questions. This is the most important qualification!
• Ability to learn and grow; one of the foundational principles of Ampere.


• Bachelor’s in EE/CE/CS with 8+ year related experience, or
• Master’s in EE/CE/CS with 6+ year related experience, or
• PhD in EE/CE/CS with 3+ year related experience

Perks in Portland

• Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants and shops
• Garage parking
• On-site bike parking and repair station
• Gym
• On-site café, bar, and market
• Roof top terrace with Willamette River views
• Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
• Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up
• Game room
• Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Perks in Santa Clara

• Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
• Garage parking
• Gym and café on campus
• Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
• Standing /Ergo friendly desk set-up
• Ping-pong/game room
• Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Perks in Raleigh

• Competitive compensation and benefits package
• Modern and open office setting
• Four miles of jogging and pedestrian trails
• Walking distance to various restaurants and shopping
• Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks
• Adjustable sit-stand desks
• Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

Our Company

Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world’s first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.

Our Story

Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.

Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm®-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications. Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.