Hardware Chip Design Engineer


Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 06/14/2021
  • Website: matroid.com
  • Company Address: 3239 El Camino Real Suite 310, Palo Alto, CA, 94305

About Matroid

Matroid makes computer vision simple by providing an easy-to-use, intuitive Studio for creating and deploying Detectors (computer vision models) to search video for actions, objects, and events with no additional programming required.

Job Description

With the rapid growth of artificial intelligence, more and more expert knowledge is required to use cutting edge AI techniques to solve real world problems. At Matroid, we’re building an intuitive product that allows anyone to train and deploy computer vision models without needing to know how to write a line of code. Founded by a Stanford Professor in 2016, Matroid has raised $13.5 million in funding, and the product has been successfully used in a range of security and media applications.

We’re looking for an experienced Hardware Chip Design Engineer to design and develop our latest camera product that brings high quality live video streams directly to us. Computer vision is at the heart of Matroid, and the camera is the simplest yet most powerful entry point towards computer vision. Designing and creating a hardware product requires keen attention to details and strong technical experiences, and as part of the Matroid team, you’ll shape the functionality and feel of our camera product, breaking new grounds while working in an engineering culture that fosters employee empowerment. Over time, your role on the team will evolve with your growing interests and skill set.

You’ll be working onsite at our Palo Alto office, located near the Stanford campus and Caltrain.


  • Design / integrate SOC for our camera product
  • Design / integrate AI chip(s) for Computer Vision edge computing 
  • Collaborate with hardware manufacturers for new iterations of the product

Minimum Requirements

  • VLSI design, Logic and RTL design
  • Verification, and validation with SystemVerilog and UVM environments
  • Experience with EDA tools or EDA tool administration
  • At least 3 years of experience in SystemVerilog, UVM, SystemC, Verilog or VHDL
  • At least 1 year of experience in C++/Python and Object Oriented programming
  • Real-time embedded software/firmware development, Linux kernel/device drivers, system level simulation and optimization
  • Basic machine learning knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 4 years of experience in SystemVerilog, UVM, SystemC, Verilog or VHDL
  • At least 3 years of experience in C++/Python and Object Oriented programming
  • Mapping neural networks to custom hardware

What we offer in return

  • Competitive pay and equity
  • The chance to constantly work on stimulating intellectual challenges.
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Free lunch, snacks, and caffeine every day
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • A flexible schedule that leaves time for all of your other interests
  • A budget for whatever hardware will make you most effective
  • Budget and resources to learn about the cutting edge of software engineering and computer vision


To apply, please send your resume and a few words introducing yourself.

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