RTL Design Engineer - RISC-V CPU

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As a CPU Microarchitect/RTL design engineer at SiFive, you will be part of a team of engineers who are passionate about designing industry-leading CPU cores, based on the revolutionary open-source RISC-V architecture. We are looking for people who are as excited as we are about working in a fast-paced dynamic environment to bring new hardware IP to market quickly, with high quality and exceptional performance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design and implement new features, performance improvements, and ISA extensions in RISC-V CPU core generators.
  • Microarchitecture development and specification. Ensure that knowledge is shared via great documentation and participation in a culture of collaborative design.
  • Perform initial sandbox verification, and work with design verification team to create and execute thorough verification test plans.
  • Work with physical implementation team to implement and optimize physical design to meet frequency, area, power goals.
  • Collaborate with performance modelling team for performance exploration and optimization to meet performance goals.

Requirements:

  • 4+ yrs of recent industry experience in CPU design.
  • Proficiency with hardware (RTL) design in Verilog, System Verilog, or VHDL.
  • Knowledge of RISC-V architecture is a plus.
  • Experience with Scala and/or Chisel is a plus.
  • Attention to detail and a focus on high-quality design.
  • Ability to work well with others and a belief that engineering is a team sport.
  • Knowledge of at least one object-oriented and/or functional programming language.
  • BS/MS degree in EE, CE, CS or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health benefits, employee stock option program, and much more. In addition to these, in the Taiwan office, we provide regional benefits including team-building events, annual physical examination, and education reimbursement.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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 the place for you!
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