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Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

Website ventanamicro Ventana Micro Systems

RISC-V Performance Leader Delivering Data Center Class CPU Cores

Ventana Micro Systems is at the forefront of the 2 hottest trends that are revolutionizing the semiconductor industry: RISC-V and Chiplet Architecture.  Check out our CEO talking with global tech analyst Patrick Moorhead about how Ventana combines the extensibility of RISC-V with chiplet technology to create customer-driven innovation for best-in-class solutions for the data center.

The company is well-funded and backed by some of the largest strategic investors in the industry with the goal of building best-in-class CPU cores for cloud, enterprise, 5G, and Edge computing. We invite you to join the revolution and contribute to one of the hottest Semiconductor startups in the industry.

Level: Staff/ Senior Staff/ Principal, Multiple Openings

Locations: Pune, Bangalore & San Francisco Bay Area

Position: Full time with immediate start

8+ years of software development with C and C++ languages in a U-Boot/UEFI and Linux in an embedded or server environment
Hands-on programming experience with the Linux kernel internals, device drivers for multi-core SoCs, Linux networking and PCIe sub-systems
UEFI BIOS/EDK2.1 experience and low-level embedded firmware development experience
Hands-on experience with the GNU/LLVM tool chain and debuggers like GDB
Hands-on programming and debugging experience with board bring-up and BSP delivery
Experience in performance optimization at the firmware, bios, kernel and application layers including hardware accelerators
Ability to work independently and across geographies with hardware, SQA and product management teams
Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills and good English communications skills, both verbal and writing
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or related engineering fields
Desirable Skills & Qualifications:
Good understanding of CPU architecture, ARM or X86
Knowledge of Linux power management, Linux Reliability-Availability-Serviceability (RAS) framework, DPDK, Control Plane, SMART NIC, Networking Fast Path and the Linux Storage stack
Development experience with Virtualization and Hypervisors including KVM and QEMU
Experience working in multi-core, multi-process/thread environment
Knowledge of open-source Linux, source code upstreaming, git repository maintenance and source code management and flow understanding
Linux Kernel driver design
Hands-on implementation with writing new PCIe or ethernet drivers in Linux
Porting an existing driver from one architecture to a different one
Linux Kernel crash debug
How to add instrumentation to root cause the issue to a software or hardware bug.
Linux Kernel Memory, Clock, Timers, Interrupt sub-systems
Linux Kernel performance optimization
Knowledge of perf, oprofile, flame graphs and getting visibility into performance bottlenecks
Understanding of AL/ML frameworks like TensorFlow will be an added plus


Ventana is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and uphold an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.


Ventana encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted, if eligible) against COVID-19. We do require Proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative PCR test) in order to work in the office or meet with customers/business partners

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