San Mateo, CA

Functional Safety Architect

SiFive is looking for Functional Safety architects who are passionate about applying their domain expertise in a radically new way of building hardware systems by developing massively customizable hardware generators. The role spans multiple aspects of enforcing functional safety paradigms in our flow, starting from architecting designs from scratch all the way to building tools to integrate functional safety testing with our design methodology. SiFive prides itself in leading the industry by developing and adopting cutting-edge technologies to solve persistent problems in the hardware industry. Join us in building the next new technology for enforcing functional safety.

The Challenge

  • Drive the architectural definition, design and analysis, and development of hardware or software with support for functional safety certification during all project phases (concept, design, development, validation);
  • Work with IP and SoC design teams to ensure products and development processes meet safety standards;
  • Adopt or develop tools that test functional safety requirements (FMEDA, etc) to work on design generators;
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the functional correctness guarantees offered by our design methodology to reduce the overhead in testing for functional safety requirements;
  • Promote safety culture in the company and guide development teams towards successful implementation of ISO 26262 and support internal/external ISO 26262 process/product audits.

What you bring to the challenge

  • Experience in hardware/software development in Automotive and Industrial markets;
  • Understand functional safety from IP, SoC and HW/SW co-design aspects;
  • Experience with Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Modes Effect and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA).

Nice to have

  • Experience with the ISO 26262 / IEC 61508 standard
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health, vision and dental benefits, 401(k) plan, employee stock option program, and much more. 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 place for you.