Senior Software Engineer, SCS DevOps & Backend

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.

As a DevOps and backend software development engineer, you will be joining a small team of developers to develop and maintain web applications running on the AWS EKS cloud.

As a DevOps engineer, you will maintain our terraform code, shell scripts, helm and yaml code, github actions, concourse CI for our web-based core designer product, deployed in a Kubernetes cluster.

As a backend software development engineer, you will maintain and develop software in Python, Django and interface them with backend systems such as the Postgresql database, RabbitMQ, AWS S3.

You will work closely with the web applications group and report to the Director of software development. You will ensure that needs are met on infrastructure and flow level and also at the backend software development and integration level.

This is a perfect opportunity for a senior-level DevOps engineer with good applications development skills, looking to expand their horizons and become involved in developing innovative products used by our customers to design state-of-the-art silicon.


  • Develop and maintain software in Django, Python, RabbitMQ running in docker containers on EKS.
  • Maintain and enhance bash/yaml scripts for Terraform, Concourse CI/CD, and GitHub actions.
  • Develop and maintain staging, and production Kubernetes clusters on EKS, using helm and yaml.
  • Work closely with a diverse team of software engineers and business stakeholders dispersed geographically across various time zones.


  • BS, or MS with more than 10 years of relevant hands-on software development experience.
  • Solid understanding of Cloud technologies, containerization in Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, helm, bash, yaml, continuous Integration, and continuous deployment.
  • Proficiency in MVC, ORM, SQL, Python, Django, microservices, and REST API.
  • Thorough understanding of building highly available, secure, modular, scalable, and resilient applications, services, and workflows.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good to have skills: React, TypeScript, and javascript frontend development.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package; 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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