Design Manager

At SiFive, you’ll be part of a fun, engaging team and be afforded the opportunity to grow within the company. You will bring fruition the new RISC-V architecture and enable its rapid adoption by implementing new tools, breakthrough design methods and services. We need people who are trail-blazers, aren’t afraid to take a chance, and don’t always “go with the flow”.


  • Lead design team of 5-7 members for SoC/IP development with good quality
  • Develop CPU-based or DSP SoC products or core IP blocks with reasonable macro architecture
  • Work closely with customers to understand their product requirements
  • Develop and optimize the design methodology and flow for SoC platform
  • Core technology development for a certain application field: IoT, Audio, Video, AI, etc.
  • Project technical lead from spec to silicon validation with good risk control 
  • Co-work with verification, firmware and backend team to release one-pass success chip product
  • FPGA prototyping development for SW-HW co-verification 


  • BS, MS or PHD in EE, Microelectronics or computing engineering
  • 10+ years hands on SOC design in VHDL coding, flow optimization and design quality control
  • 4+ year experience in managing a SOC team with successful tracking record
  • 3+ projects leader ship of design side with successful tracking record
  • Familiar with ASIC design flow and tool experience/skill for DC, Formality, Tmax or PT
  • Strong domain knowledge of RISC and CPU architecture and SoC building blocks
  • Strong team management, tasks management, performance management skill
  • Good people and communication skills in Mandarin and English

Big Plus:

  • Strong interesting and experience of CPU/SOC design with chisel
  • Project / program management experience with physical implementation
  • Familiar with low power design scheme, micro architecture implementation
  • Good scripting skills in Perl, tcl, shell, etc.
  • Understanding of embedded firmware and programming