Wireless Silicon Architect

at Facebook
Location Sunnyvale, CA
Date Posted October 4, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


AR/VR Silicon Team focuses on delivering Facebook's vision through Augmented Reality (AR). Compute power requirements of Augmented Reality require custom silicon. Our Silicon team is driving the state-of-the-art forward with breakthrough work in computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics, displays, sensors, and new ways to map the human body. Our chips will enable AR devices where our real and virtual world will mix and match throughout the day. We believe the only way to achieve our goals is to look at the entire stack, from transistor, through architecture, to firmware, and algorithms.
Facebook's silicon development team focuses on delivering Facebook's mission through a series of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) products. We are seeking an experienced wireless silicon architect to support development of wireless links required in AR/VR products. In this role, you will be a key member of a team of innovators, working on leading edge wireless technologies and developing chips to enable the future of AR/VR.
This is a full-time position based in Menlo Park, CA, with some travel requirement to other Facebook sites.
  • Support internal and external wireless silicon development activity for AR/VR
  • Collaborate with systems, RF, and product management teams to define wireless silicon chips that meet AR/VR product requirements
  • Analyze product use cases and define wireless subsystem performance requirements such as throughput, latency, and power
  • Collaborate with chip development teams on wireless and SoC chip-set architecture, including hardware/software partitioning and wireless subsystem control features and dataflows
  • Collaborate with software team on features for MAC and power management
  • Ensure correct interfaces, throughput, power management, and coexistence features on SoCs to support wireless links
  • Partner with external chip providers to ensure successful wireless chip development, including review and management of manufacturing qualification, verification, and validation plans
  • Contribute to wireless silicon lab validation
  • MS in Electrical or Computer engineering
  • 8+ years wireless (WiFi/BT) chip architecture and design experience
    • Low power design and power management methodology
    • MAC to SoC interfaces, throughput modeling, and dataflows
    • Wireless subsystem integration
    • Knowledge with MAC/PHY/SoC DV methodology
  • Experience with wireless silicon performance and parametric testing in lab environment
  • Familiarity with MAC-PHY interface design
  • Familiarity with PHY/RF performance analysis/metrics
  • Understanding of chip manufacturing package and qualification issues
  • Understanding of and experience with wireless technologies and standards, including WiFi (11ac, 11ax), WiGig (11ad, 11ay), Bluetooth, and cellular LTE/5G
  • Experience with cellular modem integration issues and performance validation
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to effectively lead technical initiatives cross-functionally
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