SoC Architect

Innatera’s SoC design team delivers the architecture and digital design of our neuromorphic SoC products. These chips combine energy-efficient processing elements and neuromorphic AI accelerators within a massively parallel compute array, delivering market-leading inference performance within a narrow power envelope. This team is looking for an experienced SoC Architect to lead the exploration and definition of Innatera’s future microprocessor products. The ideal candidate has a strong record of architecting complex processor / multi-processor systems-on-chip in the AI/ML space, has a strong technical foundation, and has a broad & deep skill-set which can bridge functions across architecture exploration, hardware design, and software engineering.

Positions are available both at Delft, and in Bangalore.

In this role, you will be responsible for

  • Leading the architecture exploration and definition of Innatera’s neuromorphic SoC products which combine multiple processing elements, neuromorphic AI accelerators, and high-performance networks-on-chip
  • Working together with analog-mixed signal and digital design engineers, application engineers, to identify requirements for future products, and developing new architectures to target challenging use-cases for Innatera’s products
  • Analyzing and profiling AI/ML algorithms, defining architectures and optimizations to improve performance
  • Developing and evaluating architectural options, networks-on-chip, memory hierarchies
  • Performance analysis and benchmarking
  • IP selection
  • Contributing to the creation of IP (patents, knowhow) at Innatera.

The ideal candidate for this position

  • Has a PhD or MSc, with several years of relevant industrial experience in the semiconductor / SoC / processor / multiprocessor design fields
  • Has demonstrable experience architecting complex processor / multi-processor SoC products or neuromorphic systems
  • Has strong expertise in computer architecture, processor / multi-processor design, performance analysis/benchmarking
  • Has a strong understanding of AI/ML algorithms, and experience in building and deploying deep neural networks with standard frameworks (eg. Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch,…)
  • Has previously participated in the RTL design, FPGA prototyping, or silicon realization of SoC architectures
  • Is a problem solver, has a goal-oriented attitude, and is highly-motivated
  • Is a self-starter, and is passionate about technology

Preferred skills for this position

  • VHDL/Verilog, SystemC
  • C/C++
  • MATLAB, TensorFlow/Keras/PyTorch or an alternative framework
  • Python
  • Mentor Modelsim, Xilinx ISE/Vivado, Synopsys Design Compiler, Cadence Innovus


Delft, The Netherlands and Bangalore, India.

To apply for this position, email your CV to with “SoC Architect” as the subject.