Field Application Engineer

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This role is part of the SiFive Customer Experience (CX) organization, reporting to the Sr. Manager of Field Applications Engineering (FAE). As an FAE, you will own and drive the pre-sales technical discussions with current and prospective customers around their CPU, SoC Architecture, Security, and Software/firmware requirements.  You will need to formulate and articulate a solution based on SiFive’s portfolio that can bring a differentiated value proposition to the customer’s needs. You will work closely with the Sales team to help meet Sales targets. You will also act as the customer’s voice within the company, to enable delivery of market-focused solutions for our customers.

The ideal candidate will have a background in CPU microarchitecture, firmware development, and SoC implementation. Prior experience in a customer facing support/pre-sales role would be an added advantage.


  • Work with the sales team and take technical ownership of the sales process.
  • Understand and interpret customers’ technical requirements & propose solutions to help build best-in-class RISC-V SoCs.
  • Own and drive customer product evaluations, create and perform product demos, run customer benchmarks or PPA analysis on customer configurations, and FPGA bring-up.
  • Provide technical product training to customers.
  • Be the voice of the customer internally with an ability to clearly articulate detailed technical requirements to various internal stakeholders.
  • Support Marketing activities as needed, in the form of webinars, blog posts, writing application notes, supporting trade-shows, etc.


  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, 3-6 years of proven industry experience.
  • In-depth and working knowledge of CPU & SoC designs and computer architecture.
  • Experience with CPU IP based on RISC-V, ARM, MIPS, or others.
  • Experience with embedded software development tools.
  • Track record of successful customer engagements.
  • Ability to independently seek out answers, prioritize tasks, and deliver on expectations.
  • Ability to work cross functionally among Sales, Engineering, and Product teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off; flexible work environment; 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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