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Software Engineer - Chip Design Factory

Company: SiFive
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: September 16, 2018

Job Description:

At SiFive, you will be part of a fun, engaging team and get an opportunity to grow with the company. You will work side-by-side with the founders of RISC-V and bring to fruition the new RISC-V architecture and enable its rapid adoption by implementing new tools, breakthrough design methods and services. We need people who are trail-blazers, arent afraid to take a chance, and dont always go with the flow.SiFive is revolutionizing the semiconductor IP industry with openness and excellent user experience. Were changing the game by building the worlds first SaaS for generating custom CPU IP, and were looking for software engineers to build robust and scalable backend services to support our internal chip design factory. Our chip design factory allows a high degree of configurability, but as a result, requires a great deal of information about a design to flows through the various stages, from RTL generation to software compilation to physical implementation, with comprehensive verification of the entire system. Were interested in software engineers who love architecting large systems, domain modeling, and supporting internal developers.As a small startup, SiFive is looking for individuals who have a breadth of skills and who can play different roles as the needs arise. Our engineers are expected to either know how to build and ship complete features or be willing to independently pick up the knowledge they are missing. As a consequence, we place a great deal of trust in our engineers to make the right decisions for the company.Responsibilities

  • Learning about domain-specific stages of our chip design factory build pipeline and integrating them into a unified system
  • Designing a robust and scalable system to allow tens of thousands of hardware verification jobs to run daily
  • Working with Digital IP, Analog IP, Physical Implementation, and Verification hardware engineering teams along with the RISC-V Software team to integrate their pieces of the factory
  • Create a unified data model of a chip design that all stages can use
  • Providing both programmatic APIs as will as developer tools for running the chip design factory
  • Developing infrastructure that leverages both cloud and on-premise servers Qualifications
    • Experience designing and building a complex, non-linear build pipeline
    • Strong sense of domain modeling and a desire to take complex requirements and reduce them to simpler systems
    • Expert-level experience in at least one language (Python 3 preferred), and general experience with multiple dissimilar languages (statically- vs dynamically-typed languages, functional languages, languages with interesting features)
    • Experience with testing and deploying complex pipelines
    • An interest in developer productivity
    • Strong technical communication skills, as you will be working closely with several domain experts Nice to Have
      • Particular experience with Scala (ideal) or other functional programming languages
      • Web development experience in both the back and front ends
      • Experience with Docker and with managing a Kubernetes cluster
      • Devops experience with managing cloud infrastructure
      • Previous experience in the semiconductor industry and SoC design SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health, vision and dental benefits, 401(k) plan, employee stock option program, and much more. If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested, then SiFive is place for you!

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