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.

Responsibilities

  • Understanding and  coming up with test plans for  performance improvement features in RISC-V core and RISC-V based subsystems,  Creating effective verification strategies for these. 
  • Developing tools, test benches and test suites and scripts to verify and prove performance improvement for a given logic considering all the stress scenarios and corner cases in design.
  • Write industry standard benchmarking tests for SiFive cores, and other workloads to effectively stress and extract power and performance indicators at different levels in the design. 
  • Interacting with design teams/ architects to provide performance indicators and fine tune stimulus/report generation.   
  • Performance feature verification at different unit levels, core and multicore levels.
  • Guide and bring up a team that excels in performance verification at SiFive.

Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years  of work experience in design verification, having driven verification aspects of few projects independently. Minimum 5 years experience in performance verification preferably involving processors/processor subsystems. 
  • Experience in mentoring and guiding a team and providing technical leadership to the team.
  • Very thorough understanding of modern pipelined processor architecture and microarchitectural features for performance and power improvements.
  • Understanding of system level architecture involving processors, NoCs, different ports and protocols (CHI, ACE, AMBA AXI, AHB etc).
  • Understanding and hands on experience in verification of multiprocessor design , coherency issues and verification challenges.
  • Good grip over verification methodologies, Architecting testbenches and other infra and quickly bring up the same for efficiently verifying a given performance improvement feature. 
  • Good understanding of C++, Verilog/SV, UVM and basic understanding of scripting (ruby, python).
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and communication skills, and ability to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package; 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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