Hsinchu, Taiwan
Core IP Verification

System Verification Engineer

Please note that this position is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
About SiFive
SiFive is an idea-to-silicon company founded by the inventors of RISC-V to simplify the design and production of custom SoCs.
As the leading commercial provider of RISC-V processor IP & SoC IP, SiFive is on a mission to help engineers design custom chips for domain-specific solutions for many markets, including 5G, edge AI, enterprise networking, storage, and consumer devices.
Industry-leading innovators, including six of the top ten semiconductor companies, are working with SiFive thanks to our shown success, deep expertise, and rich partner ecosystem. With SiFive’s rich IP ecosystem and accessible design platform, every market has access to the development of domain-specific hardware needed to design next-generation products.
SiFive was founded and is actively run by the developers of RISC-V. If you are passionate about working with industry leaders and innovators, then send us your application today!
As a System Verification Engineer in the CoreIP team, you will develop, deploy, and support emulation and/or FPGA environments. You will collaborate with cross-functional disciplines to define emulation test strategy, define test-frameworks, implement test-plans, and debug complex emulation hardware, software, and silicon design issues.


  • Bring up Silicon designs on FPGA platforms, root causing design, test and emulator environment issues failures
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on developing and implementing emulation strategy based on product goals
  • Build up an emulation environment to establish readiness for silicon and software bring-up through co-working with cross-functional teams


  • A minimum of 3 years of direct system level debug experience especially on Linux system, including system testing and debug using FPGAs and emulators
  • Strong FPGA platform based development and testing experience using iLA and LA
  • Strong and wide knowledge on system software especially on Linux kernel and CPU micro-architecture
  • Solid understanding of processor, memory, bus protocol,  and SoC architecture, or a strong desire and ability to learn the same.
  • Familiarity with and/or ability to learn languages and methodologies that are not part of the industry-standard approach to verification (Scala, Chisel, etc.)
  • A conscientious and thorough approach to Design Verification.
  • Good interpersonal skills to listen to diverse points of view and influence people from different disciplines.
  • An unwavering dedication to product quality
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health benefits, employee stock option program, and much more. In addition to these, in the Taiwan office, we provide extra regional benefits including team-building events, annual physical examination, and education reimbursement.
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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