FUSA Architect

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.

We at SiFive are looking for a senior FuSa (Functional Safety)  to join our growing team! You will be vital to SiFive’s efforts to create silicon at the speed of software for the automotive and related vertical markets. You would be involved with the design and definition of various aspects of SiFive’s automotive compute architecture, including but not limited to, functional safety concepts, safety plans, and verification of safety metrics. You will working with a team of engineers tasked with creating the basic collateral and specifications that can be reused across SiFive’s RISC-V and SoC design ecosystem.


  • Creating the design and specification of various aspects of high-performance FuSa architecture. Examples include FuSA planning, safety metric and requirement documentation, verification of safety metrics, as well as generation of safety manuals, including FMEDA and related documents. Such FuSA design must comprehend trade-offs with other metrics, such power, performance, and area. 
  • Developing the FuSa concepts for different vertical markets, such as automotive, aeronautics, and other related areas. 
  • Researching and analyzing emerging needs for FuSa in various markets. 


  • MS or PhD in computer architecture with demonstrated innovative work in FuSa architecture.
  • 8+ years of experience in FuSa designs. 
  • Familiarity with advanced CPU and SoC architectures.
  • Experience in core design flow, including spec definition and architecture design.
  • Comprehension of various architectural ingredients, such as virtualization, security, power management, and others, when considering trade-offs of FuSa with other aspects of the CPU and SoC designs. 
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; 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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