Director, Bare Metal 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 are continuing to enable 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, data center, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

At SiFive, we are always excited to connect with talented individuals, who are just as passionate about driving innovation and changing the world as we are.  

Our constant innovation and ongoing success is down to our amazing teams of incredibly talented people, who collaborate and support each other to come up with truly groundbreaking ideas and solutions.  Solutions that will have a huge impact on people's lives; making the world a better place, one processor at a time. 

Are you ready?  

To learn more about SiFive’s phenomenal success and to see why we have won the GSA’s prestigious Most Respected Private Company Award (for the fourth time!), check out our website and Glassdoor pages.

Job Description:


The Role:

SiFive is looking for an experienced embedded software engineer to lead its bare metal embedded software teams and roadmap. 

In this role, you will collaborate with the Architecture teams to help design the latest SiFive hardware, collaborate with the Product teams to drive the bare metal software roadmap and lead the bare metal engineering team to realize the roadmap. This role will provide the opportunity to contribute to the bleeding-edge RISC-V hardware, software and witness first hand the realization of several new RISC-V based products.


  • Plan, manage and mentor the global bare metal team in SiFive.

  • Evangelize the bare metal software roadmap with the associated best practices, build external and internal consensus and execute on the roadmap.

  • Work with the Architecture and Hardware teams to define the hardware, define the hardware/software interfaces and lead the software design and development.

  • Design and help develop end to end software execution flows, from hardware definition to software integration and tests.


  • At least 10 years of experience developing embedded software or device drivers in C for complex SoCs required.

  • Experience building and leading global, diverse and distributed teams.

  • Expert level understanding and direct experience with bare metal software, embedded operating systems (FreeRTOS, Zephyr, VxWorks, etc) and processor architectures (cores, caches, memories, buses, etc) required.

  • Experience developing for complex multicore, multiprocessor SoCs required.

  • Experience with debugging tools like GDB, JTAG, OpenOCD, required.

  • Experience with and exposure to the Linux stack preferred

Compensation Range:



Additional Information:

This position requires a successful background and reference checks and satisfactory proof of your right to work in

United States of America

Any offer of employment for this position is also contingent on the Company verifying that you are a authorized for access to export-controlled technology under applicable export control laws or, if you are not already authorized, our ability to successfully obtain any necessary export license(s) or other approvals.

SiFive is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

California residents: please see our job candidate notice for more information on how we handle your personal information and your privacy rights: Privacy Policy Document.