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.

As SiFive is bringing RISC-V to the highest end designs the hardware and software engineering teams are integrating larger and more complex SoC features. The SoC System Software team plays a key role to develop high-quality fully integrated hardware/software SoC solutions based on SiFive’s top-of-the-line performance cores.  The SoC System Software team charter is to develop bare metal software, firmware and Linux software for the SoC components. This includes but is not limited to, design and development of software solutions for high performance parallel computing, power-management, security, and other SoC software that allows SiFive to have a complete solution in software and hardware.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced leader in the SoC System Software domain to grow the team and the technology for SiFive. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to grow a diverse and geographically distributed organization, work with other organizations to build state of the art software products, work with customers and product teams to define product features for internal and external users. You will have the unique opportunity to work on the innovation and creation of state-of-the-art complete software solutions in the RISC-V ecosystem.


  • Leading and growing SiFive’s SoC System Software team that develops SW for the high-end features that enable SiFive’s SoCs to enter the highest-end of performance products.
  • Directly impacting SiFive customers and products, solve challenging problems at the hardware/software boundary.
  • Working with other cross-functional engineering and product leaders from hardware, platform, and software to understand requirements, set priorities, communicate direction and plan for long-term strategy.
  • Helping rapidly build your team, while maintaining our inclusive and collaborative culture.
  • Fostering career growth, mentor and coach technical staff, and contribute to the "one-team" culture at SiFive overall.


  • 5+ years of experience in technical leadership in one or more relevant areas of SoC system software.
  • 5+ years of experience in managing production software development.
  • 5+ years of experience making significant individual contributions to real-world projects.
  • Experience in working with products and/or customers to define future products and roadmaps. 
  • Track record of execution excellence.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a generous time-off policy, pension, flexible work environment, 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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Thank you for your interest in SiFive Inc. Please note that SiFive does not accept unsolicited resumes from external agencies unless contracted to fill a specific position. Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact SiFive employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – all applications must go through SiFive's internal recruiting team. Any third-party resume forwarded by agencies/external recruiters to a SiFive mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to SiFive employees, or to SiFive's resume database will be considered property of SiFive Inc and treated as a direct application. This exchange does not constitute an agreement between SiFive and the agency/external recruiter. SiFive reserves the right to contact the candidate directly. Employment agencies/external recruiters will receive no compensation from SiFive or its companies.

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