Principal R&D Applications Engineer (Tensilica Software Tools support)
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
hace 6 días

At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

The Tensilica team at Cadence designs highly-optimized microprocessors and DSPs that have been customized for numerous applications, including Audio / Voice / Speech, Imaging / Vision / AI, Radar / Lidar / Communications, and many others.

We work with technology leaders who ship billions of Tensilica cores each year in their electronic products, which include smartphones, smart home devices, Bluetooth earbuds, augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) headsets, and various automotive devices.

You probably use our microprocessors every day!

As a Cadence Tensilica R&D Applications Engineer for the Tensilica Software Development tool chain, you will work directly with our customers and enable them to develop cutting-edge products spanning a broad range of applications.

Working in close collaboration with other R&D applications engineers, development engineers, and field applications engineers, you will get a chance to play an active role in developing next-generation products at Cadence.


  • Become an expert in the use of the Xtensa Software Development Tools
  • Gain a full understanding of the architecture, programming model, code optimization techniques, and system integration considerations of our products
  • Provide in-depth technical support and guidance to customers, and drive their issues to resolution
  • Provide technical expertise during customer evaluations to help win business
  • Evaluate and review new products and features before release
  • Influence future Tensilica products by providing technical feedback about software and hardware to the development engineering team

  • BS / MS in EE / CS or equivalent, plus 7+ years of work experience.
  • In-depth understanding of Computer architecture / RISC-V processors
  • Hands-on experience with embedded systems software development in C / C++, including optimization and debugging
  • Knowledge of assembly-level programming and issues
  • Good working knowledge of embedded software development tools including compilers, assemblers, debuggers, and IDEs
  • Knowledge of an embedded RTOS would be a plus
  • Knowledge of system modeling and SystemC would be a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Very limited travel may be required (up to 2 weeks per year)
  • Location : San Jose, California

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