Applications Engineer, Staff


Job Description

HAPS is Synopsys’ industry-leading FPGA-based prototyping system, providing state-of-the-art hardware and cutting-edge software to deliver the best-in-class integrated prototyping solution. See more details at:

Job Description:

The primary focus of the Applications Engineer (AE) is to support the usage and deployment of Synopsys HAPS Prototyping hardware Products. As a HAPS AE, you will help FW validation, HW stress tests, deploy HAPS HW platforms and will occasionally participate in pre-sales activity, including technical presentations. You will work closely with the hardware R&D to find solutions for technical issues seen both during validation and in the field and will recommend and drive improvements in product capabilities and quality. You will be part of a team of expert engineers, among the most knowledgeable in the world with FPGAs. Work location is either Mountain View, CA or San Diego, CA


Strong communication skills are required. You should be proficient with UNIX, HDL (Verilog/VHDL) and have a strong FPGA background including experience with FPGA implementation. Experience using common lab equipment, such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers is important. Knowledge of ASIC prototyping and emulation techniques and technologies is beneficial. Understanding of FPGA technologies like Xilinx or Altera will be a significant plus and knowledge of scripting/programming skills (TCL/Python, C/C++) is strongly preferred.

Education & Experience:

MSEE or equivalent with 7- 10 years of experience. This person should independently resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways on a regular basis and customarily exercise independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. This person determines and develops approaches to solutions and can work both independently and collaboratively.

At Synopsys, were 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 were powering it all with the worlds most advanced technologies for chip design and software security. If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

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.


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United States

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Applications Engineering

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