Research Computer Scientist – Digital Design

Embark on a journey through the forefront of AI, computing, and information sciences research, powered by a team of 400 experts across three strategic sites.

A pioneering force in revolutionizing digital design, computer architecture, and EDA tooling is looking for a Research Computer Scientist - Digital Design to bridge academia and real-world innovation, shaping the future through applied research.

This position is located in Arlington, VA with Hybrid work options available.

Join a team that:

  • Embraces a culture of continuous learning and fosters innovative thinking.
  • Encourages open, transparent, and constructive feedback.
  • Promotes ongoing personal and professional growth.

What you’ll do:

  • Research and develop AI-enabled EDA tools for next-generation systems.
  • Research and develop high-speed, compact on-chip communication and switching mechanisms that scale to full device solutions.
  • Develop full-scale domain-specific computational accelerators for emerging fields such as Fully Homomorphic Encryption and RF spectrum sharing
  • Perform experiments on the International Space Station
  • Utilize the organization’s service to fabricate novel computer architectures.
  • Support the full life cycle from functional architecture definition to physical implementation, verification, and tape-out. 

What you’ll need:

  • PhD or MS and equivalent experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Five years of digital design experience using Synopsys or Cadence CAD tools and commercial/academic cad flows.
  • Previous publications, patents, or innovations related to digital design, computer architecture, on-chip networking, EDA for digital design, or novel application mapping. 
  • Five years of Hardware Description Language (Verilog, VHDL, or SystemVerilog) and Python development experience. 
  • Ability to evaluate, apply, and mature published research to real-world problems at scale on prototype systems. 
  • Ability to handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Per U.S. government regulations, eligibility to handle CUI requires U.S. Citizenship. 

Nice to Have:

  • Three years of experience with hardware/software co-design and design space exploration with heterogenous computing architectures. 
  • Successful tape out experience on modern foundry nodes (<=12nm) 
  • Prior experience using digital logic verification tools such as Synopsys Formality, Cadence Conformal, or Synopsys VC Formal 
  • Prior experience developing and/or verifying wireless or digital signal processing systems. 

Seize the opportunity to craft the future of computing – Apply Now!