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Sr ASIC Modem design Engineer (RTL,Wireless ), Project Kuiper

Job ID: 2660640 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing Enterprises LLC


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
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We're hiring a Sr. Modem Engineer within a high performance ASIC design team. This team is using industry leading methodologies to develop proprietary IP’s.

The Role:
Be part of Project Kuiper’s sub-team responsible for defining and implementing the digital chip SOCs for communications via Low Earth Orbit satellites and Amazon gateways. This is a unique opportunity to define a groundbreaking wireless solution with few legacy constraints. The team works with customer requirements and wireless system teams to define modems, high-speed interfaces, embedded processors, and DSP solutions in latest CMOS generation technologies.

In this role you will:
· Implement wireless system architecture in silicon from system specification to chip specification to RTL to optimizing timing / power to chip level validation.
· Develop solutions optimizing customer experience (throughput, latency, and availability) while meeting power and cost constraints.
· Drive high quality designs for first-time right silicon solutions, and meeting the power objectives
· Create standalone verification test bench to verify the correctness of your block.
· Work with the verification team and participate in System level verification using test benches constructed using UVM, System C and DPI-C.
· Ensure that the block meets DFT, timing and power targets by working closely with the implementation team.
· Learn about requirements and solutions for systems operating in space
· Drive trade-off analysis to benefit customer experience and optimization of resources (costs, power, spectrum).

Export Control Requirement:
Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Key job responsibilities
- Engage with architects and system engineers to drive hardware micro-architecture.
- Able to interpret reference models in MATLAB.
- Involve in control plane logic design and interfaces to bus fabrics.
- Explore and propose innovative ideas and work towards optimization of the modem.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Austin, TX, USA | Redmond, WA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA


. Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Communications Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
· 7+ years of experience in digital logic design, preferably in DSP or communication systems.
· Experience in designing and implementing Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and systems in RTL.
· Ability to convert DSP algorithms into RTL code and optimize for performance, power, and area.


. Master's or Ph.D degree in Electrical / Communications Engineering.
· 7+ years of experience in digital design, preferably in communication systems
· Familiarity with UVM and Matlab.
· Ability to write assertions and exposure to Formal verification

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $143,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.