Benchmarking 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 have enabled 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, datacenter, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits. For more information, please visit

Stay current with the latest SiFive updates via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

We are looking for a passionate and driven Benchmarking Engineer to work in our Customer Experience organization. The Benchmarking team is primarily outward looking and measures performance on hardware platforms to satisfy customer performance requests and needs for current products. We are seeking motivated candidates with broad experience and excellent communication skills. You will develop a rich experience of industry needs and SiFive solutions.


  • Setup and maintenance of benchmarking equipment with SiFive FPGAs, silicon and simulation environments for benchmarking analysis. 
  • Running, measuring, and analyzing standard and custom benchmarks on SiFive products in both HW and simulation environments. 
  • Debugging and answering customer benchmark related questions and making enhancements to customer collaterals.
  • Collaborating with the Engineering, Marketing, and Sales teams to demonstrate SiFive products and values to customers, resolving technical issues, and representing customer needs internally.


  • 3+ years of applicable experience.
  • A BSEE/MSEE, BSCS/MSCS or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with computer architecture, micro-architecture as well as system software, benchmark software and profiling tools.
  • Familiarity with Dhrystone, CoreMark, SPEC, EEMBC, MLPerf, other standard benchmarks, and vector benchmarks.
  • Understanding of RISC processor design, including pipelines, caches, and memory system hierarchy, especially as they relate to overall system behavior and performance.
  • Familiarity with a Linux based development environment and C/C++ and assembly languages along with a working knowledge of scripting languages such as Tcl and Python. Experience in using FPGA, RTL or simulation models as software development and benchmarking platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and ability to handle priorities on multiple tasks.
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!
Notice to Staffing Agencies / External Recruiters:
Thank you for your interest in SiFive Inc. Please note that SiFive does not accept unsolicited resumes from external agencies unless contracted to fill a specific position. Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact SiFive employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – all applications must go through SiFive's internal recruiting team. Any third-party resume forwarded by agencies/external recruiters to a SiFive mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to SiFive employees, or to SiFive's resume database will be considered property of SiFive Inc and treated as a direct application. This exchange does not constitute an agreement between SiFive and the agency/external recruiter. SiFive reserves the right to contact the candidate directly. Employment agencies/external recruiters will receive no compensation from SiFive or its companies.