Chipset Power Architect, Devices and Services, Silicon




Mountain View, CA


Position summary

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 10 years of experience in power management or low power design/methodology.

  • Experience with low power architectures and power optimization techniques.

  • Experience with full product delivery cycle (https://e.g., definition, architecture, design and implementation, testing, productization).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, with an emphasis on computer architecture.

  • Experience with SoC power modeling and analysis.

  • Experience with low power architecture and power optimization techniques (multi Vth/power/voltage domain design, clock gating, power gating, Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling (DVFS, AVS)).

  • Familiar with ASIC design flows.

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (https://i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. We aim to make people's lives better through technology.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $172,000-$263,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Define power requirements for an SoC to optimize Power-Performance-Area (PPA) under peak current and thermal constraints.

  • Define power KPIs and SoC/IP-level power targets, guide architecture, design and implementation to achieve power targets, and track power throughout the design cycle.

  • Propose and drive power optimizations throughout the design process from concept to mass productization.

  • Perform algorithm development, modeling and analysis of various low power approaches.

  • Drive power-performance trade-off analysis for engineering reviews and product roadmap decisions. Model SoC and IP-level power and perform power rollups and perform post-silicon characterization and productization of power features.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

Why you should apply for a job to Google:

  • 56% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 75% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Generous parental and caregiver leave along with fertility and growing family support.

  • Flexible work options that include a hybrid work model, four “work from anywhere” weeks, and remote work opportunities.

  • A chance to be a part of a variety of employee resource groups, community groups, and culture clubs.