Sr. Staff Software Test and Automation Engineer - Embedded Linux

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:

We are looking for an experienced Staff Software Test and Automation Engineer within our Software Quality and Automation (SWQA) Team. The candidate should demonstrate proven experience in Software Testing and Automation. You will work on testing and automating Linux/Android System Software, Bare Metal Software, Toolchain Software, Machine Learning Software, Performance Libraries and Debug Tools on QEMU/FPGA for various SiFive Hardware Products. You will work with Software and Hardware Development teams to come up with Functional/Feature/Integration/Performance/Regression test cases, automate and integrate them into CI/CD/CT Framework. You will also work with Program Management and Release Management teams to make sure the Software and Hardware products delivered meet the quality and release criteria. This position is for our Hsinchu, Taiwan location.


  • Develop functional, feature, integration, performance and regression test cases, test plans and execute them

  • Automate the developed test cases and integrate them into automation frameworks and CI/CD/CT frameworks

  • Triage embedded Linux test failures, analyze the root cause, and manage issue status.

  • Collaborate with geographically distributed Product, Development, Program Management and Release Management teams to produce Quality Software

  • Help recruit, coach, mentor and lead test and automation engineers 

  • Contribute to Customer documentation such as README/RELEASE documentation and User Guides

  • Take initiative, be proactive and assume full responsibilities of tasks and initiatives 

  • Contribute towards organizational goals and objectives 

  • Be available to work at an external partner or customer site if needed


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related engineering degree

  • 5+ years of experience on embedded Linux testing, such as u-boot, OpenSBI, Linux, drivers; Familiarity with RISC-V ISA and FPGA/QEMU test environment is a plus

  • 5+ years of experience on Dev/Test tools such as Git, Jenkins, Jira, Robot Framework

  • Experience leading People/Projects

  • Proficient in programming using Python and Bash; Programming knowledge in C, C++ is a plus

  • Experience with build tools such as Make, CMake and Yocto

  • In depth knowledge working in Linux environments; Linux system administration experience is a plus

  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills

  • Must have effective interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Has an inherent sense of urgency and accountability

  • Must have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

If you want to do incredible work and be challenged by exciting, truly innovative projects that will test the boundaries of your skills and creativity, then SiFive is the place for you!  Be proud of your work.  Do things better.  Join SiFive.  


SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a flexible work environment, enabling our employees to work smarter and in their own way, a generous time-off policy, an employee stock option program, pension scheme 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.


Notice to Staffing Agencies / External Recruiters:

Thank you for your interest in SiFive Inc. Please note that SiFive does not accept unsolicited resumes from external agencies unless contracted to fill a specific position. Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact SiFive employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – all applications must go through SiFive's internal recruiting team. Any third-party resume forwarded by agencies/external recruiters to a SiFive mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to SiFive employees, or to SiFive's resume database will be considered property of SiFive Inc and treated as a direct application. This exchange does not constitute an agreement between SiFive and the agency/external recruiter. SiFive reserves the right to contact the candidate directly. Employment agencies/external recruiters will receive no compensation from SiFive or its companies.

Additional Information:

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


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.