Datacenter Work Load Engineer

EngineeringHybrid Remote, United States Austin, TX



Ventana Micro Systems is a well-funded, early-stage start-up, founded by seasoned industry veterans, that is developing a family of best-in-class, high-performance RISC-V CPU cores and compute subsystems.


We are looking to fill multiple roles in the area of datacenter workloads to support the development of our innovative RISC-V processors and subsystems. We have offices in Pune and Bangalore, India and in the United States in California and Texas.


Roles: Staff/Senior Staff Software Engineer, Multiple Openings

Locations: San Francisco Bay Area

Position: Full time with immediate start


Skills and Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science or related engineering fields
  • 12+ years of software development with C and C++ languages in a Linux environment
  • Deep hands-on development and architectural knowledge of datacenter server workloads like Apache SPARK, In-memory databases like Redis/Cassandra, databases like MySQL, search applications like Elastic Search, web caching applications like Memcached, web servers like NGINX/Apache, storage applications like CEPH
  • Ideal candidate will have deep architecture and development experience with a couple of workloads mentioned above and be able to investigate and drive areas of performance improvement.
  • Hands-on programming experience with the Linux kernel internals, device drivers for multi-core SoCs, Linux networking and storage sub-systems
  • Experience in performance optimization at the 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

Skills and Qualifications Desirable

  • Good understanding of CPU architecture, ARM or X86
  • Knowledge of domain specific acceleration for datacenter applications, DPDK, SMART NIC, Networking Fast Path and the Linux Storage stack
  • Knowledge of Virtualization and Hypervisors including KVM and QEMU
  • Knowledge of open-source Linux, source code upstreaming, git repository maintenance and source code management and flow understanding.
  • 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.



$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.


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) to work in the office or meet with customers/ business partners.

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