Senior Embedded Software Engineer

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As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer in the Bare Metal software team, you will participate in the development of SiFive’s bare metal embedded firmware, software stacks and associated Software Development Kits (SDK).

This position is a highly visible role since the developed code targets sensitive functions found in SiFive’s RISC-V products. By its design philosophy, RISC-V is highly configurable, and we have several different configurations in our design pipeline, with various combinations of supported instruction sets and with various peripherals and bus interconnect architectures. Developing high quality and robust firmware that can accommodate such variation is a challenging task, to be addressed in this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and documenting embedded firmware (bare-metal code, drivers, stacks) that works across the whole SiFive products portfolio.
  • Developing and helping set the direction for SiFive’s bare metal SDK, Freedom E SDK.
  • Porting and enhancing real-time operating systems on 32- and 64-bit RISC-V platforms.
  • Developing production-quality software, including testing, documentation, static analysis, and CI/CD/CT.
  • Interacting with hardware and other software teams to create market-leading products.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of recent experience with embedded firmware development.
  • Experience with RTOSes such as FreeRTOS.
  • Solid understanding of processor and SoC architecture, or a strong desire and ability to learn same.
  • Proficiency in C, Python, Linux, and knowledge on how to use embedded development tools such as JTAG and associated debug tools.
  • Experience with distributed revision control systems such as git.
  • Experience with C++.
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.
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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