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Low-power Design Engineer



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc. is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We’re looking for a Low-power Design Engineer to join our Eindhoven team.

What you’ll do:

  • Contribute to artificial intelligence SoC designs, which will be used in wearable devices that lead to exciting launches of hardware at Snap;

  • Work with the IP and SoC architects and designers to specify, model, and design state-of-the-art power management and other low-power features for our ASICs;

  • Define protocols to control power at various hierarchy levels;

  • Implement low-power features, such as power controllers, power islands, on-chip power switches, clock trees with detailed clock gating, low-power memories, state retention infrastructure;

  • Implement the associated UPF, constraints, and other control files;

  • Integrate power features in our physical-aware synthesis flows, using those UPF and control files;

  • Analyze the PPA results, with respect to power consumption, and provide timely and accurate feedback to our other design teams,

  • Be an integral part of a highly diverse international team of skilled engineers and scientists, and a key driver of the team’s further growth

  • Author clear and comprehensive documentation about the power management protocols, power design flows, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art low-power design for e.g. CPUs, micro controllers, AI processors, computer vision solutions;

  • Deep understanding of the end-to-end software implications of power management solutions;

  • Experience with RTL design methodologies and languages (Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL)

  • Understanding of physical aspects of silicon design, i.e. impact of design choices on timing, area, and power consumption;

  • Experience with PPA analysis

  • Solid modeling, programming and scripting skills (2+ years of e.g. Tcl, Python, C, SystemC, C++)

  • Proactive, flexible, team player with can-do attitude and excellent problem analysis skills

  • Proven experience in process development and documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSc degree in related field such as electrical engineering or equivalent years of experience

  • 3+ years of experience in similar roles in an industrial setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art verification methodologies and languages (e.g. UVM), and verification of ASIC designs, in the broadest sense;

  • Analyzing coverage results;

  • Working knowledge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, neuromorphic compute

  • Experience with common requirement management practices, software engineering tools such as Gitlab, etc.

  • A passion for Snapchat and creativity!

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!