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VP of Technology, RISC-V International

VP of Technology, RISC-V International

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website RISC-V International

RISC-V International is looking for a technology leader who can foster a successful technical ecosystem with deep member and community engagement and meaningful progress across technical imperatives in growing adoption of the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture. The technology leader will facilitate the technical vision, cultivate stakeholder engagement, and drive the strategy in collaboration with RISC-V members. This person will be RISC-V’s technical leader in facilitating progress across our workgroups and committees, coalescing support from RISC-V leadership on technical priorities, and act as a technical leader and voice to the broader industry. The role includes tremendous visibility and leadership opportunity. Travel will vary by location, but a recurring presence in the Bay area, China, and Europe should be expected.


  • Develop and support an open and collaborative member driven technical community
  • Recommend technical priorities and roadmap with inputs from community 
  • Recommend, build, and lead technical organization that supports RISC-V priority programs, including
    • Specification standardization groups; 
    • Sector-specific Working Groups or programs
    • Compliance testing and certification; 
    • Software enablement; 
    • Other activities as identified by the Board
  • Develop and support ecosystem offerings to support developers and grow markets
  • Encourage diverse and representative member feedback to RISC-V projects to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard
  • Ensure standards development process is unbiased, nonpartisan, and sufficiently transparent 
  • Streamline groups, operations, and navigation of technical programs across infrastructure, tools, policies, and processes to enable members to easily make progress on their respective priorities
  • Develop and own technical relationships with RISC-V members. Field questions from RISC-V community in navigating technical engagement, anticipate and resolve emergent member issues, navigate for mutual satisfaction and success
  • Drive continuous visibility of RISC-V technical progress through internal and external channels including reports, Board meetings, social media, blogs, papers, etc.
  • Represent RISC-V  as technical spokesperson at events; and with press, analysts, and industry peers
  • Attract, grow, and retain technical team to enable organization to scale and accelerate community engagement
  • Support CEO in budgeted financial and staff resources. Own technical Board updates, annual budgeting, related forecasts, and special projects as needed.


  • Strong CPU knowledge and experience with substantial familiarity with the technical and business landscape around the RISC-V architecture including both technical and business strategic directions
  • Understanding of ISAs, silicon technology, development processes and tools, performance, systems software, and related business aspects and marketplace.
  • Graduate level degree (MS or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related area
  • Minimum of 7 years management experience in microelectronics industry including external collaboration
  • Experience with managing a network of relationships with senior executives, managers, and engineers on technology projects
  • Deep understanding of the interdependencies and opportunities of silicon, systems and software.
  • Familiarity with open collaboration development practices, standards organizations, and related business models
  • Technical standards development background strongly desired including previous engagement in the semiconductor industry, including industry and geo specific experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, analyst/press engagements and presentation

RISC-V is an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) standard enabling a new era of processor innovation through open collaboration. RISC-V International enables the community to share technical investment, contribute to the strategic future, create more rapidly, enjoy unprecedented design freedom, and substantially reduce the cost of innovation

This position is employed by the Linux Foundation as a full-time role, dedicated 100% to RISC-V International. The Linux Foundation provides general management and operational services to RISC-V International to enable best in class operations and leadership support for RISC-V and its employees.

The Linux Foundation is an all-remote workforce that hires top-notch talent. Collaboration is in our DNA, and we pride ourselves on being able to work closely together while not being tied to an office.  We offer exceptional benefits – e.g., fantastic health care, Unlimited PTO, 100% 401k match up to $18k, profit-sharing and exceptional healthcare plans.

The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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