Staff Verification Engineer

About SiFive

As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of compute by bringing the limitless potential of RISC-V to the highest performance and most data-intensive applications in the world. SiFive’s unrivaled compute platforms are continuing to enable leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize and deliver the most advanced solutions of tomorrow across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive, data center, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

At SiFive, we are always excited to connect with talented individuals, who are just as passionate about driving innovation and changing the world as we are.  

Our constant innovation and ongoing success is down to our amazing teams of incredibly talented people, who collaborate and support each other to come up with truly groundbreaking ideas and solutions.  Solutions that will have a huge impact on people's lives; making the world a better place, one processor at a time. 

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Job Description:


SiFive is creating RISC-V based CPU IPs faster and cheaper than ever before by combining the best practices of rapid, iterative software design with the proven fidelity of hardware engineering. The Verification Engineer will ensure the fidelity of new highly configurable cores and other related IPs, for clients taking on exciting new use cases—like autonomous driving, 5G networking, wearables, or IoT. The Verification Engineers will be responsible for adopting state-of-the-art verification methodologies to in-house designs in order to ensure that everything on SiFive’s integrated circuits work as intended. They will need to understand the component parts of the system, create test plans and unit test benches, execute tests to ensure the design captures the architect’s intent, and finally ensure verification quality through coverage metrics and other means. Because of the uniqueness of SiFive’s chip design flow, the Verification Engineer will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art technologies while developing IP with more speed and agility than any other company.

You will be part of a high performance Out-of-Order Core team that focuses on verification of components such as Frontend, Mid-Core, Load-Store Unit, Integer and Floating Execution Unit, as well as Vector Unit that implement the latest RVV.

BS/MS Degree in EE, CE or CS

5-8 years relevant experience with IP/Component functional verification, preferably in Core/CPU verification

Deep understand of computer architecture is desired

Experienced developer using Object Oriented Programing principles


Additional Information:

This position requires a successful background and reference checks and satisfactory proof of your right to work in:

United States of America

Any offer of employment for this position is also contingent on the Company verifying that you are a authorized for access to export-controlled technology under applicable export control laws or, if you are not already authorized, our ability to successfully obtain any necessary export license(s) or other approvals.

SiFive is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.