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Principal Engineer – Performance Analysis

Principal Engineer – Performance Analysis

Website MIPS Technologies

We’re taking RISC-V to new heights!

We are seeking an experienced Principal Engineer – CPU Architecture. This position requires an experienced lead architect with comprehensive knowledge of hardware and software aspects of high-performance CPU definition and design. The candidate will lead and manage the architecture group within a CPU core and multi-core CPU sub-system development team.

You will:
Have recent hands-on experience as a lead CPU architect
Lead Architectural definition of Processor IP products
Experienced in architecture development and specification from early high-level architectural exploration, through working with designers on micro-architectural tradeoffs to arriving at a detailed specification
Performance modeling and validation
Architecture verification and testing
Development of architecture tools
Led and managed a Global Architecture team

Ideally, you’ll have:
MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 10+ years of practical experience or BS with 12+ years
Experience with processor architecture concepts along with hands-on knowledge
Have done specification of CPU and multi-core CPU sub-system features such as memory models, virtual memory, distributed memory, multi-level caches, CPU pipelines, performance criteria
Written performance models and characterizing the performance
Have done specification of programming models and operating systems
Possess knowledge of Linux requirements for architectures such as MIPS, RISC-V, or ARM
Experience with architecture level verification

A plus if you have:
Experience with RISC-V and/or MIPS CPU architecture
CPU Micro-architecture definition
Linux Kernel experience
Compiler toolchain experience

Here’s what you can expect from us:
At MIPS, you’ll be a member of a fast-growing team of technologists that are creating the industry’s highest performance RISC-V processors.  Small teams that are part of a non-compartmentalized structure – you’ll be able to understand and have an impact on the bigger picture. A great deal of autonomy, with support from some of the industry’s most experienced CPU engineers. An unlimited growth path – with the right skills, you can decide where you want to expand and grow in your role at MIPS. The opportunity to learn a great deal about the blossoming RISC-V architecture in cutting edge applications with industry leading customers.

At MIPS we provide meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families. MIPS offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings, and paid leave!

More about us:
MIPS is well-known as a microprocessor pioneer, having led the way in RISC-based computing to enable faster and more power efficient semiconductors for a wide range of applications from consumer electronics to networking and communications. More than 30 years after the introduction of the original MIPS RISC architecture, MIPS processors have shipped into billions of consumer and enterprise products.

Today, MIPS is once again leading a RISC revolution as we build on our deep roots to accelerate the RISC-V architecture for high-performance applications. We are focused on delivering our first RISC-V products: the MIPS eVocore processors, which provide a new level of scalability for high-performance heterogeneous computing. Because of our RISC heritage, deep engineering expertise, and proven technologies, MIPS can accelerate development and deployment of RISC-V based solutions.

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