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 experience in post-silicon validation in the areas of CPU and SoC
Hands-on experience with bring-up and validation of the following:
CPU Fmax, frequency characterization etc.
High-speed system peripherals including PCIe Gen 4/5, DDR4/DDR5, LPDDR4x, JEDEC compliance testing, PCIe compliance testing etc.
Low-speed SoC peripherals including i2c, SPI, UART, GPIOs, voltage regulators, EEPROMs, flash devices etc.
SoC power management, control and power measurements including leakage, standby, dynamic, Turbo mode support, DVFS etc.
JTAG based debuggers like OpenOCD and such
Experience with programming in C/C++, writing validation test cases for various SoC peripherals, Linux shell scripting, Linux applications and tools, bootloaders (preferably U-Boot), UEFI BIOS experience and low-level embedded firmware development
Hands-on experience building a validation lab with test benches, power, internet, test equipment and more
Hands-on experience with board bring-up, hardware and software debugging experience and BSP delivery
Bench automation, PVT, and volume characterization to improve product quality, analyze test results and identify potential issues, debug and root cause any silicon issues to improve quality and performance of circuits, hard and soft IPs
Familiarity with Linux kernel internals, device drivers for multi-core SoCs, Linux networking, PCIe sub-systems, Linux distros like Ubuntu and more
Ability to work independently and across geographies with software, hardware, and product management teams
Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills and good English communications skills, both verbal and writing
Bachelors or master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or related engineering fields
Desirable Skills & Qualifications:
Good understanding of CPU architecture, ARM or X86
Experience with characterization of high-speed and low-speed SoC interfaces
Knowledge of FPGA based prototype platforms, using high speed test probes, PCIe analyzers and testers, DDR probes etc.
Knowledge of Linux power management, Linux Reliability-Availability-Serviceability (RAS) framework, Linux Storage stack
Experience working in multi-core, multi-process/thread environment
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.
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