Performance Architect


Austin, Texas, United States
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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 have enabled 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, datacenter, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits. This person will be responsible for the performance characterization and performance diagnostic analysis of applications running on FPGA-accelerated performance models of  RISC-V cores. The candidate will need expertise in FPGA development workflows, the use of scripting languages to automate those workflows (Python preferred) as well as experience with bringing FPGA designs up and debugging them when things go wrong.  Strong ability to navigate complex RTL system-level designs (in Verilog/VHDL or preferably Chisel), and a working knowledge of micro-architectures will help a candidate stand out. Responsibilities

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