Compiler Engineer

EngineeringRemote, United States


Ventana Micro Systems is at the forefront of the two 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.

Ventana 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.

Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino, or Fully Remote

Position: Full time with immediate start

Qualifications Required:

  • 12+ years of software development and debugging with C/C++
  • Strong background in compiler theory, algorithms, and optimization techniques
  • Hands-on development and performance optimization experience with GCC and LLVM compilers, debuggers like GDB, libraries like glibc, binutils and maintenance/upstream contribution of these respective tool chains
  • Hands-on experience analyzing, running, profiling, and performance optimization of benchmarks like Dhrystone, Coremark, LMBench, STREAM, SPECCPU2017, SPECjbb2015, EEMBC and more in a Linux environment
  • Hands on experience running, profiling, analyzing system bottlenecks and performance optimization of cloud workloads like Memcached, NGINX, MySQL, Redis, Cassandra, HBase etc. and associated customer workloads and benchmarks in a Linux environment
  • Linux application and kernel performance optimization - knowledge of perf, oprofile, flame graphs and getting visibility into performance bottlenecks
  • Experience in competitive benchmarking of workloads across Intel, AMD and ARM64 platforms.
  • Ability to work independently and across geographies with hardware, software, SQA and product management teams
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills and good English communications skills, both verbal and writing
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or related engineering fields

 Skills Desired:

  • Good understanding of CPU architecture, ARM or X86. RISC-V architectural knowledge would be an added plus
  • Experience in JIT compiler development
  • Experience working in multi-core, multi-process/thread environment
  • Knowledge of open-source Linux, git repository maintenance and source code management


$115,000 TO $225,000 per year


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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