Project A Ventures
Project A Ventures

Principal System Architect - Hardware / Chip (m/f/d)

Software Development

About the Job

We’re looking for a Principal System Architect - Hardware / Chip (m/f/d) to join one of our portfolio companies and define system solutions for data centres.

In your day-to-day work, you’ll be using our venture’s innovative technology to create state of the art machine learning/artificial intelligence or massive scale-out interconnect platforms and get the opportunity to contribute to various projects.

Join our portfolio company: A German hardware company focused on designing and manufacturing cutting-edge microchips. The transformative startup offers energy-efficient and high-performance components for multiple industries.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Design and develop electrical and photonic architecture for data centre and high performance computing equipment
  • Determine and communicate design approaches and parameters
  • Drive system architecture definition for assigned program, and ensure consistency/compatibility across programs
  • Provide technical leadership of System Design projects, attending meetings, providing cross-functional information, and driving solutions
  • Perform feature and cost trade-off analysis
  • Partition design tasks and lead electrical team in implementation and validation on program
  • Drive appropriate simulation and ECAD
  • Work with engineering managers and design engineers to assist in the creation of the development plan for programs, including schedule, risks and resources
  • Analyse test plan requirements to perform verification and validation
  • Oversee experimental tests and evaluate results. Select components based on analysis of specifications, cost, continuity of supply, and reliability
  • Ensure that designs integrate with rest of product functions including mechanical and Software
  • Create and maintain required documentation including specifications
  • Ensure the manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability of designs

Your Profile

  • Experience in semiconductor product early concept, development through production launch
  • Experience with different types of thermal management, including rack-level cooling, passive heat sinks, and cold plates
  • Understanding of chip to chip communication and communication interfaces (UCle, AXI, CXL, BoW, HBM)
  • Understanding of silicon photonics, ideally knowledge of optics
  • A solid understanding of analog and digital design and extended high-speed substrate layout design
  • Strong infrastructure experience, preferably data centre
  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 15+ years of related experience, or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 12+ years of related experience

Please note that we are looking for support in the Aachenoffice of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive benefits package with outstanding insurance, pension and virtual stock options at our portfolio company
  • An inspiring, creative and diverse environment with professional and motivated colleagues from all over the world
  • Transparent and open culture where every person is highly valued and respected
  • Getting challenged and developing your professional skills by taking over responsibilities, and a guaranteed steep learning curve from day one
  • A supportive environment that prioritises work-life balance
  • Be part of a professional network within the Project A family, with access to regular events, knowledge exchange and meetups

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11864067
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Project A Ventures

51-200 employees
Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network, and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise.

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