Staff Formal Data-Path Verification 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. 

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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:



  • Identify blocks suitable for applying Data-Path Formal Verification
  • Setup Data-Path Formal Verification using C vs RTL for identified blocks
  • Debug and identify root causes of failing scenarios
  • Applying various FV techniques to achieve convergence
  • Guide and train team members on effective usage of Formal Verification tools
  • Develop/modify scripts to automate the verification process
  • Review formal setups and proofs with design and verification teams
  • Maintain and extend assertion libraries


  • 7+ years of experience in Formal Verification of Digital Hardware Design
  • Familiarity with industry-standard Data-Path Formal Verification Tools, such as Hector
  • Knowledge of Hardware Description and Verification Languages, such as VHDL, Verilog/ SystemVerilog
  • Knowledge of Object-oriented Programming is a plus
  • A keen interest in Processors and Digital systems
  • Strong reasoning skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Good inter-personal and teamwork skills!

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.