Staff/Principal Emulation 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:



  • Responsible for building, maintaining and supporting the Emulation hardware infrastructure of the company

  • Define and develop tool flows, debug methodologies facilitating hardware/software co simulation.

  • Collaborate with architects, designers, and verification engineers to ensure seamless integration of the emulation environment into the overall design and verification flow

  • Proactively monitor and resolve issues limiting efficient utilization of the platform through automation and other innovations

  • Lead a small team of engineers and provide technical guidance and mentorship promoting knowledge sharing and best practices.

  • Work with the leading emulation vendors to debug issues, enhance capabilities and additional capacity planning.


  • BE/ME/MTech/MS in ECE, EE or computer science with at least 12+ years of experience

  • Hands-on experience with Zebu, Veloce, Palladium or similar emulation systems.

  • Solid understanding of SOC design and verification methodologies, including FPGA prototyping, emulation, and simulation

  • Knowledge of AMBA bus protocols (e.g., AXI, AHB, or APB)

  • Good understanding of any CPU architecture and experienced in bringing up on Emulation platforms 

  • Hardware modeling languages, such as Verilog or SystemVerilog, logic simulation tools, python and any functional programming languages like scala, Haskell etc . 

  • Proficiency in C/C++ DPI Transactors, Accelerated UVM Testbenches, SV assertions, Coverage, Power Estimation, and SpeedBridges

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to debug and resolve complex hardware/software issues

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams.

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.