Sr Platform/Emulation Engineer

Engineering Cupertino, California


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.

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.

Ventana is looking to fill multiple technical Senior Engineer positions to continue the development of its innovative RISC-V processors and subsystems. We seek experienced professionals who can successfully work cross-functionally between all pre-silicon disciplines (arch/uarch, design, DV, software, performance, emulation/prototyping), with the focus on the development, debugging, and maintenance of complex system level hybrid execution environments to enable pre-silicon bring up of system software and performance benchmarking workloads.


  • 10+ years industry experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in related engineering field
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and across geographies
  • Strong domain knowledge of computer architecture

Skills & Qualifications Desired:

  • Hands on experience with commercial emulation (Cadence Palladium, Mentor Veloce) and/or prototyping (Cadence Protium, HAPS) solutions: transactor development, virtual prototyping, implementation/enablement of flows for advanced verification techniques (assertions, coverage, UPF)
  • Good understanding of modern SystemVerilog for design and verification
  • Strong software development experience in compiled (C/C++) and interpreted (Python, Tcl) languages
  • Strong hardware/software co-debug skills
  • Exposure to isolating and reproducing silicon bugs in emulation
  • Hands on knowledge of firmware, OS (Linux, RTOS) and hypervisor (Xen, KVM) open source software stacks for embedded and server applications
  • Industry experience with CPU architectures (RISC-V, x86, armv8), coherent communication protocols and standard IO interfaces
  • Crisp and clear communication skills


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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