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RTL Design Engineer – CPU Microarchitecture

RTL Design Engineer – CPU Microarchitecture
by Daniel Nenni on 07-05-2020 at 10:41 am

Website SiFive SiFive

LOCATION: The person in this role can work out of our offices in the Bay Area, CA or Austin, TX. However, due to the current restrictions surrounding COVID-19, this position is work-from-home until further notice.

Architect, design and implement new features, performance improvements, and ISA extensions in RISC-V CPU core generators.

Microarchitecture development and specification. Ensure that knowledge is shared via great documentation and participation in a culture of collaborative design.

Perform initial sandbox verification, and work with design verification team to create and execute thorough verification test plans.
Work with physical implementation team to implement and optimize physical design to meet frequency, area, power goals.

Collaborate with performance modelling team for performance exploration and optimization to meet performance goals.


5+ yrs of recent industry experience in high-performance, energy-efficient CPU designs.
Expertise in CPU processor designs in one or more of the following areas: instruction fetch and decode; branch prediction; register renaming and instruction scheduling; integer; floating-point, and vector units; load-store unit; cache and memory subsystems.

Knowledge of RISC-V architecture is a plus.
Proficiency with hardware (RTL) design in Verilog, System Verilog, or VHDL.
Experience with Scala and/or Chisel is a plus.
Attention to detail and a focus on high-quality design.

Ability to work well with others and a belief that engineering is a team sport.

Knowledge of at least one object-oriented and/or functional programming language.

Background of successful CPU development from architecture through tapeout.

BS/MS degree in EE, CE, CS or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience.
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.

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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