JITX

Automatic circuit board design.

Senior Algorithmic Design and Optimization Engineer

Location
San Jose OR Berkeley Offices, Hybrid Schedule
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
11+ years
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Jonathan Bachrach
Jonathan Bachrach
Creative Director

About the role

JITX is a way to design circuit boards faster, better, and with fewer errors. Instead of manually drafting and reviewing one-off designs, users write code to generate designs programmatically. Our AI-powered solvers handle the low-level details, and make hardware engineering work massively reusable. Our vision at JITX is to automate hardware design for the benefit of science and the welfare of humanity. Dedicated to solving difficult problems with huge impact, our first step is to automate circuit board design.

This role is responsible for formulating, and implementing an algorithmic strategy for tackling JITX's most challenging problems. You will work directly with a highly experienced software engineer and expert design advisors to attack open problems in design automation. You will invent, improve, and implement the world's first fully automated design flow for electronics: a simultaneous placement, routing, pin-assignment, and component selection algorithm for printed circuit boards.

You will not need electronics experience, but will need a creative mind, and revel in formulating and solving tough problems. You should be comfortable with the algorithmic building blocks: sorting, caching, canonical forms, dynamic programming, gradient descent, cost functions, backtracking, branch and bound, constraint satisfaction, A* search, integer linear programming, SMT solvers, DPLL.

Desired summary, but not all required: You will need to communicate clearly and be able to both share your own expertise and learn from others. You will need to formulate problems precisely and design efficient algorithms to solve them. You will work alongside a team of experienced software engineers to implement algorithms and strategically stage development to bring features to production on a predictable schedule. Experienced with the techniques used by the following frameworks: Z3, Oz, COIN-OR, TensorFlow, CVX, CVXPY, Gurobi Able to implement custom solvers tailored for a problem domain. Capable of both designing and implementing traditional exact solvers, and also learning-based approaches such as trained surrogates for optimization. Have experience with tackling open problems in optimization/constraint solving. Experience with discrete optimization, combinatorics/search problems, and their continuous relaxations. Experience with tackling practical problems using neural networks and deep learning. Education: PhD, MS, or BS in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Operation Research, or comparable education or industrial experience.

POST-COVID WORK PLAN

This role will need to be local within the California Bay Area. JITX will continue to be flexible in the Post- Covid Work Plan in our Downtown San Jose or Berkeley office (or combination of both) on a hybrid or full time basis.

In order to provide our employees with a safe working environment, our company is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated and safely outside of the 2-week post vaccination window before working onsite, unless they have been approved medical or religious exemption. If hired, you will be required to self certify and likely show proof of vaccination (or exemption) upon the start of your employment with us.

At JITX, we celebrate and support differences. We are learning everyday by drawing on our differences in who we are, what we've experienced, and how we think to make JITX thrive. JITX 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, gender expression, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Why you should join JITX

JITX was founded with the mission to fully automate hardware design to advance science and the welfare of humanity. Our vision is to transform the hardware industry by building a hardware development platform where users just specify design goals and have all the detailed engineering handled by automated software. Located in Berkeley, CA, we are a profitable seed-stage startup, backed by Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator. We’re building the tool that engineers have wanted for a long time. Come help us do it!

JITX
Founded:
Team Size:18
Location:Berkeley, CA
Founders
Jonathan Bachrach
Jonathan Bachrach
Creative Director
Duncan Haldane
Duncan Haldane
CEO
Patrick S. Li
Patrick S. Li
Founder