Engineering Manager (Hardware)

Pittsburgh, PA or San Francisco Bay Area


Efficient is looking for an Engineering Manager (Hardware) to manage the digital and physical design teams. This is a unique opportunity to work with an intensely skilled engineering team developing the world’s most efficient, programmable processor. The manager will collaborate with team leads to set the roadmap and priorities for each team. They will be deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of each team, while also having the opportunity to engage with external partners to augment internal engineering efforts. If you are an engineering manager who wants to play an integral role in building the next generation of energy-efficient processors, this is for you!

Key responsibilities

  • Leading the management of digital design and physical design teams, including
    • Working closely with team leads to set roadmaps
    • Creating sprint retrospectives and plans
    • Manage day-to-day operations, including conducting daily scrum/standup meetings
    • Creating, rescoping, prioritizing and generally keeping track of tasks
  • Developing the engineering team by
    • Conducting frequent 1:1s with team members
    • Creating growth plans with key performance indicators for each team member
    • Measuring and tracking the performance of team members
  • Engaging with external vendors/partners to augment internal engineering efforts by
    • Developing clears statements of work
    • Conducting frequent alignment meetings
    • Tracking the progress of external contractors

Required qualifications & experience

  • Must be an excellent manager with 5+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Must have some background in physical design OR digital design, having worked as an engineer AND having managed a team of physical design engineers
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field; Master’s degree or PhD preferred.
  • Prior experience leading projects and scaling teams for growth in chip design
  • Outstanding communication skills and a strong attention to detail

Desired qualifications & experience

  • Some proficiency with (System) Verilog, Python, and TCL
  • Some experience with various EDA CAD tools (e.g. Innovus, Genus, DC, etc.) and their use in a flow
  • Knowledge of computer architecture

Efficient offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401K match, company-paid benefits, equity program, paid parental leave, flexibility, and more!  We are committed to personal and professional development and strive to grow together as people and as a company.

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About us

Efficient was established in 2022 as a spinout of Carnegie Mellon University and is currently building a world-class team of hardware and software engineers spanning from silicon implementation to compilers. With seed funding secured, a portfolio of patent-protected IP, and substantial progress on hardware and software development, Efficient is moving quickly toward delivering first silicon in early- to mid-2024.

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Working at Efficient

We are a small, but mighty team, with team members spread across EffHQ in Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, and New York City. We are a young company on a tremendous growth path. We aim to bring our team together, in-person often and camaraderie is key to our success. We also have the tools and technology to keep us together and interactive as a remote team.

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