Hardware Application 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.

We are looking for a passionate and driven Applications Engineer to work in our Customer Experience organization. We are seeking motivated candidates with broad experience and excellent communication skills. The Applications Engineer is a critical role which ensures customer success designing with SiFive IP. You will develop a rich experience of industry needs and SiFive solutions.


  • Supporting customers using SiFive IPs and resolving integration and implementation issues.
  • Supporting and raising customer issues as required, including on-site customer support.
  • Collaborating with the Engineering, Marketing, and Sales teams to demonstrate SiFive products and values to customers, resolving technical issues, and representing customer needs internally.
  • Delivering customer trainings. Improving documentation, writing application notes and knowledge-based articles.


  • 3+ years of applicable experience.
  • Previous technical support experience is a plus.
  • BS (or higher) in Electrical Engineering or a related major.
  • Strong background in computer architectures.
  • Knowledgeable on SoC design and verification methodology, flow, and EDA tools.
  • Experience with programming in hardware languages, assembly and high-level languages like C, Scala, Python etc.
  • Experience with development environments such as Linux, Git, Jira, and Confluence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver customer trainings.
  • Self-starter, fast learner, strong problem-solving 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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