Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

Careers

IT & Development Infrastructure Manager (m/F/D)

For our international deep-tech Start-Up spread around various locations within Europe we are looking for an IT & Development Infrastructure Manager to set up and control our IT Infrastructure and work environment. We are looking for a hands-on person with in-depth experience in a broad field of IT and Development Infrastructure. Your mission in this role is to guarantee a well-functioning and futureproof IT & development infrastructure that enables us to achieve our company goals.  

Your role

Your function will mainly include the following:

  • Setting up ASIC development IT infrastructure & work environments
  • Installation of EDA tools, FAB PDKs and 3rd party IP
  • Administration of license servers 
  • Setting up remote work environments ((including cloud) and secure perimeters
  • Definition and customization of EDA tools, design flows, methodologies, synchronizing tools and automation in close cooperation with the design teams
  • Work on IT infrastructure to analyse and optimize the use and performance of EDA tools across multiple design sites
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to obtain knowledge on tool options; selection of best tools needed for a project
  • Provide local support
  • Linux systems administration
  • Setting up built-systems, simulation environments, regression and continuous integration flows
  • Administration and maintenance of job scheduling systems
  • Administration of revision control systems
  • Administration of bug tracking tools and integration with project management and revision control tools
  • Setting up document management control system

Your profile

  • B.Sc/M.Sc. in Information technology or computer science 
  • > 3 years of working experience in a comparable role
  • Passion for innovation & a sophisticated understanding of technological systems and programming
  • In-depth know-how in Linux, servers support and maintenance, firewalls and security
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: VPN, VNC, setting up VMs, backup systems, revision control tools, CAD tools installation, EDA license servers
  • Familiar with cloud servers (AWS) 
  • Strong scripting skills 
  • The ability to coordinate cross-country projects and work together with remote team members
  • Excellent communications skills to work in an effective manner with end-users as well as Third Parties
  • Hands- on and can-do mentality
  • Fluency in English is a must (written & spoken), German and/or Dutch is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

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Public Funding Project Manager (m/f/d)

Are you a master in acquiring public funding? Do you love to coordinate international consortia? We are expanding our Benelux team with a Deep Tech Public Funding Project Manager to help us acquire public funding and manage the consortia. Your work constitutes an interface between our R&D teams and the academic and industrial partners we collaborate with, and entails identifying public funding streams (national and international), monitoring project implementation, writing and submitting proposals, ensuring compliance with reporting criteria and developing periodical financial and narrative reports as required by the funders.

Your role

  • Identify relevant EU funding opportunities (tenders and grants), manage the preparation of Horizon Europe grant proposals and other public-funded calls
  • Identify relevant funding opportunities in the Netherlands, Belgium and any other country where Axelera AI will have a legal entity
  • Manage the overall preparation, implementation and reporting of publicly funded projects and ensure that work is delivered on time and at the highest standards
  • Contribute to developing Axelera AI’s funding strategy and identifying new funding opportunities, also through other channels than public funding
  • Liaise with Axelera AI’s researchers to develop project ideas and proposals, coordinate researchers’ and partners’ contributions to projects, coordinate with Axelera AI’s Communication Team for the dissemination of project results (e.g. publications, events)
  • Manage all contractual and financial issues with contracting authorities, partners and experts, verify that expenses are eligible and in line with the budget
  • Create, foster and maintain good relationships with partners and funding authorities.
  • Maintain necessary records, files, reports, databases, and resource materials used by the R&D Team as well as other Axelera AI teams

Place of work: Eindhoven (NL), Leuven (BE); home office in BeNeLux.

Your profile

  • University / Master’s degree in engineering, economics, business or political sciences preferable
  • At least 4 years working experience in dealing with EU-funded projects and/or a strong track record in fundraising in the non-profit sector and/or in Europe
  • Excellent writing skills, including on highly technical and economic subjects
  • Knowledge of European funding programs and tendering is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of the European Framework Program for Research (Horizon 2020) contractual and financial rules is desirable
  • Excellent organizing and planning skills, including decision-making, problem-solving, project management and risk assessment
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and a large portfolio of opportunities and projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player with strong inter-personal and communication skills in a multinational context.
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential matters
  • Passionate in technology
  • Excellent communication skills in English: verbal and written; knowledge of other EU languages is an asset

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

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DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST (m/f/D)

Are you a creative person who loves technology and innovation?
As Digital Marketing Specialist within our newly founded international deep-tech start-up you get the chance to make real impact on the marketing and communication strategy, supporting the launch and growth of a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge. You will manage and organize the most important activities of the company’s communication.

Your role

  • Management of the company website, including maintenance and content entry
  • Company’s blog coordination
  • Management and update of LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Support Audience analysis, drawing up current audience picture and strategizing to bring in new audiences.
  • Ideation and creation of images and videos for our social media channels
  • Contribute to the ideation of specific marketing campaigns
  • Newsletter coordination and creation
  • Active role in the Press and PR activities working with other professionals 
  • Assist with online and offline marketing collateral for both internal and external use, including but not limited to: leaflets, business cards, merchandise, exhibition collateral, white paper reports, presentation decks, social cards, etc.
  • Discover and find new tools and ideas for a continuous improvement of the marketing and communication strategy.

Place of work: Eindhoven

Your profile

  • 2-3 years’ experience in the digital marketing field ideally accrued in the technology market
  • Skilled in WordPress websites – HTML5 and PHP represent a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro and other multimedia content creation like Canva
  • Knowledge of Mailchimp or similar tools
  • You are a proactive & goal-oriented self-starter and problem solver
  • Creative and hands-on 
  • Strong technical affinity
  • Great communication and presentation skills 
  • Fluent in English, both in speaking and writing; fluency in Dutch is a plus
  • You are a team player who likes elaborating innovative concepts together with your colleagues
  • You are able to work autonomously and plan and perform research tasks
  • You have a strong sense of responsibility and want to “Make the impossible possible”

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.

Interested?

Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send us your resume and a short motivation in English in which you also provide us with a possible start date. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner, +31621929159.

Do you want to stay informed about our journey and our current vacancies? Follow us on Linkedin

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VP of engineering (m/f/d)

We are growing fast, therefore we are looking for a natural born leader with an extraordinary technical background to lead our international team of brilliant researchers and engineers which will bring to market a game-changing AI technology.

As VP Engineering you will define the R&D roadmap & key results overseeing with the CTO the activities of the research team to define the future chip architecture and features and the path to production. You will be responsible of the complete chip development from concept to production, help identifying and recruiting the necessary people, and budgeting all the necessary investment.

You will report to the CTO and he will have weekly interactions with company CEO.

 

Your role

  • Provide engineering know-how and expertise in all the areas associated with semiconductor design, engineering, fabrication, packaging, testing and mass production
  • Manage the execution of the design and implementation of the artificial intelligence chip, meeting or exceeding market requirements
  • Plan and organize the activities to meet aggressive schedules
  • Collaborating with software team head to align on specifications, schedule, deliverables, testing
  • Accountable of development cost and schedule
  • Support CTO in developing and executing strategy, technology and product development roadmaps, special initiatives, and engineering best practices
  • Present status of engineering activities to executive management and provide required documentation to CTO in accordance to divisional processes
  • Build, develop, and manage an engineering team capable of carrying out engineering initiatives and supporting long term technology and product development roadmaps
  • Evaluate performance of individuals in the engineering organization, manage
    performance gaps, and set goals for the team consistent with organizational goals
  • Develop, secure, and manage yearly departmental budget
  • Identify, procure, and implement hardware and software tools needed to execute
    engineering initiatives
  • Manage the development of technical and cost proposals to secure funds
  • Participate in meetings with key customers and partners
  • Participate in technical conferences, where appropriate present technical advances at conferences
  • Develop new sources of supply and manage the qualification of suppliers when needed
  • Maintain and manage the new product introduction process and ensure process gates are satisfied to achieve smooth transition to volume manufacturing.
  • Recommend methods, materials and improvement based on product features needs and capabilities
  • Manage and maintain a technology control plan to ensure regulatory requirements are met
  • Provide technical support for business development activities
  • Reach across divisions to ensure collaborative development activities
  • Travel frequently around our different company offices to meet and coach the team

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Electronics, PhD is a plus
  • Minimum 10-year experience in complex chip design and computing architecture
  • 5-year experience in people and team management
  • Proven successful experience in chip tape-out on 16/12 nm or smaller process node
  • Natural born leader
  • Ambitious and fast paced
  • Working in a structured and organized manner
  • Fluency in English (written & spoken) is a must; any other European language is a plus

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you.
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What's Next for Data Processing? A Closer Look at In-Memory Computing

by Evangelos EleftheriouCTO of AXELERA AI

Technology is progressing at an incredible pace and no technology is moving faster than Artificial Intelligence (AI). Indeed, we are on the cusp of an AI revolution which is already reshaping our lives. One can use AI technologies to automate or augment humans, with applications including autonomous driving, advances in sensory perception and the acceleration of scientific discovery using machine learning. In the past five years, AI has become synonymous with Deep Learning (DL), another area seeing fast and dramatic progress. We are at a point where Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) for image and speech recognition can provide accuracy on par or even better than that achieved by the human brain.

Most of the fundamental algorithmic developments around DL go back decades. However, the recent success has stemmed from the availability of large amounts of data and immense computing power for training neural networks. From around 2010, the exponential increase of single-precision floating point operations offered by Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) ran in parallel to the explosion of neural network sizes and computational requirements. Specifically, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training has doubled every 3.5 months during the last decade. At the same time, the size of state-of-the-art models increased from 26M weights for ResNet-50 to 1.5B for GPT-2. This phenomenal increase in model size is reflected directly in the cost of training such complex models. For example, the cost of training the bidirectional transformer network BERT, for Natural Language Processing applications, is estimated at $61,000, whereas training XLNet, which outperformed BERT, costs about nine times as much. However, a major concern is not only the cost associated with the substantial energy consumption needed to train complex networks but also the significant environmental impact incurred in the form of CO2 emissions.

As the world looks to reduce carbon emissions, there is an even greater need for higher performance with lower power consumption. This is true not only for AI applications in the data center, but also at the Edge, which is where we expect the next revolution to take place. AI at the Edge refers to processing of data where it is collected, as opposed to requiring data to be moved to separate processing centers. There is a wealth of applications at the edge: AI for mobile devices, including authentication, speech recognition, and mixed/augmented reality, AI for embedded processing for IoT devices, including smart cities and homes or embedded processing for prosthetics, wearables, and personalized healthcare, as well as AI for real-time video analytics for autonomous navigation and control. However, these embedded applications are all energy and memory constrained, meaning energy efficiency matters even more so at the Edge. The end of Moore’s and Dennard’s laws are compounding these challenges. Thus, there are compelling motivations to explore novel computing architectures with inspiration from the most efficient computer on the planet, the human brain.


Traditional Computing Systems: Current State of Play

Traditional digital computing systems, based on the von Neumann architecture, consist of separate processing and memory units. Therefore, performing computations typically results in a significant amount of data being moved back and forth between the physically separated memory and processing units. This data movement costs latency and energy and creates an inherent performance bottleneck. The latency associated with the growing disparity between the speed of memory and processing units, commonly known as the memory wall, is one example of a crucial performance bottleneck for a variety of AI workloads. Similarly, the energy cost associated with shuttling data represents another key challenge for computing systems that are severely power limited due to cooling constraints as well as for the plethora of battery-operated mobile devices. In general, the energy cost of multiplying two numbers is orders of magnitude lower than that of accessing numbers from memory. Therefore, it is clear to AI developers that there is a need to explore novel computing architectures that provide better collocation of processing and memory subsystems. One suggested concept in this area is near-memory computing, which aims to reduce the physical distance and time needed to access memory. This approach heavily leverages recent advances made in die stacking and new technologies such as the high memory cube (HMC) and high bandwidth memory (HBM).


In-Memory Computing: A Radical New Approach

In-memory computing is a radically different approach to data processing, in which certain computational tasks are performed in place in the memory itself (Sebastian 2020). This is achieved by organizing the memory as a crossbar array and by exploiting the physical attributes of the memory devices. The peripheral circuitry and the control logic play a key role in creating what we call an in-memory computing (IMC) unit or computational memory unit (CMU). In addition to overcoming the latency and energy issues associated with data movement, in-memory computing has the potential to significantly improve the computational time complexity associated with certain computational tasks. This is primarily a result of the massive parallelism created by a dense array of millions of memory devices simultaneously performing computations.

For instance, crossbar arrays of such memory devices can be used to store a matrix and perform matrix-vector multiplications (MVMs) at constant O(1) time complexity without intermediate movement of data. The efficient matrix-vector multiplication via in-memory computing is very attractive for training and inference of deep neural networks, particularly for inference applications at the Edge where high energy efficiency is critical. In fact, matrix-vector multiplications constitute 70-90% of all deep learning operations. Thus, applications requiring numerous AI components such as computer vision, natural language processing, reasoning and autonomous driving can explore this new technology in new and innovative ways. Novel dedicated hardware with massive on-chip memory, where part of it is enhanced with in-memory computation capabilities could lead to very efficient training and inference engines of ultra-large neural networks comprising of potentially billions of synaptic weights.

The core technology of IMC is memory. In general, there are two classes of memory devices. The conventional one, in which information is stored in the presence or absence of charge, includes dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), static random-access memory (SRAM) and Flash memory. There is also an emerging class of memory devices, in which information is stored in terms of the atomic arrangements within nanoscale volumes of materials, as opposed to charge on a capacitor. Generally speaking, one atomic configuration corresponds to one logic state, and the other corresponds to another logic state. These differences in atomic configuration manifest as a change in resistance, and thus these devices are collectively called resistive memory devices or memristors. Traditional and emerging memory technologies can perform a range of in-memory logic and arithmetic operations. In addition, SRAM, Flash and all memristive memories can also be used for MVM operations.

Table 1 – Comparing different memory technologies. Sources:(B. Li 2019), (Marinella 2013)

Which Memory Technology for Which Operation? Considerations to Keep in Mind

There are many trade-offs involved in selecting which memory technology is suitable for MVM operations for the target DL workloads. For example, read latency, to a large extent, determines the performance of the system, also known as throughput, in operations per second (OPS). This means it also indirectly affects the system’s efficiency, measured in OPS/W. On the other hand, memory volatility, as well as the write time, determine whether the system supports static or reloadable weights. Cycling endurance is another important characteristic to keep in mind, as it determines the suitability of a memory technology for training and/or inference applications. For example, the limited endurance of PCM, ReRAM and Flash memory devices precludes them from DL training applications. The cell size also has an impact on the compute density. Specifically, it affects the die area and therefore the ASIC cost.

It is also important to look at temperature stability, drift phenomena and noise effects. In general, all memory devices exhibit intra-device variability and randomness that is intrinsic to how they operate. However, resistive memory devices appear to be more prone to noise (read and write), nonlinear behaviour, inter-device variability and inhomogeneity across an array. Thus, the precision achieved when using memristive technologies for analogue matrix-vector operations is typically not very high and requires the use of additional hardware-aware training techniques to achieve FP32-equivalent accuracies. Finally, the compatibility of the manufacturing process for memory devices with the CMOS technology and their scalability to lower lithography nodes are very important considerations for the successful commercialization of IMC technology and its future roadmap.

SRAM has a unique advantage in that it exhibits the fastest read and write time and highest endurance compared to other memory devices. Thus, SRAM enables high performance and reprogrammable IMC engines for both inference and training applications. Moreover, SRAM follows the scaling of CMOS technology to low lithography nodes and requires standard materials and processes that are readily available to foundries. On the other hand, it is a volatile memory technology that consumes energy not only when it is at the idle state but also for data retention. In addition, SRAM’s cell size, approximately 100 F2, is the largest of all charge- and resistance-based memory technologies. However, volatility is not a serious drawback, as the applications very rarely dictate static models. In fact, the fast write time of SRAM is a crucial advantage, allowing it to alternate DL models through very fast re-programmability. Finally, from a system architecture standpoint, due to the fast re-programmability of SRAM, there is no need to map the entire DNN onto multiple crossbar arrays of memory devices that would result in a large and costly ASIC.

Recently, IMEC reported an SRAM-based IMC Multiply-Accumulate unit (MAC) with a record energy efficiency of 2900 TOPS/W using ternary weights (imec 2020). There are also experimental prototype SRAM demonstrators that support INT8 activations and weights whose precision scales linearly with latency, power consumption and area. Clearly, the in-memory MAC implementation and operation are only one part of a multi-faceted IMC-based system. Other digital units are needed to support element-wise vector processing operations, including activation functions, depth-wise convolution, affine scaling, batch normalization and more. Moreover, the performance and usability of a multicore IMC engine also depends on multiple characteristics: optimized memory hierarchy, well-balanced fabric, fine-tuned quantization flow, optimized weight-mapping strategies and a versatile compiler and software tool chain.

There have been a lot of advancements made in the computing sector, with even more to come. Our customers, and the industry as a whole, have made it clear that they would like to have a system that offers high throughput, high efficiency and high accuracy – the three highs -, which is also easy to use and of course, cost-effective. At Axelera AI, we are working to design a system that offers all these capabilities and much more. Our AI solution will be based on a novel multicore in-memory computing paradigm combined with an innovative custom dataflow architecture. 

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References

B. Li, B. Yan, H. Li. 2019. “An Overview of In-memory Processing with Emerging Non-volatile Memory for Data-intensive Applications.” Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI.

imec. 2020. Imec and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Breakthrough in AI Chip, Bringing Deep Neural Network Calculations to IoT Edge Devices. Jul. Accessed Nov 2021. https://www.imec-int.com/en/articles/imec-and-globalfoundries-announce-breakthrough-in-ai-chip-bringing-deep-neural-network-calculations-to-iot-edge-devices.

Marinella, M. 2013. “ERD Memory Planning – updated from last weeks telecon.”

Sebastian, A., Le Gallo, M., Khaddam-Aljameh, R., Eleftheriou, E. 2020. “Memory devices and applications for in-memory computing.” Nature Nanotechnoly.

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