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Software Driver Developer – AI Inference Engine at Flex Logix
Mountain View, CA, US

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Part of the small (but exciting!) team responsible for our NMAX – a highly efficient AI neural-network

(NN) inferencing chip:

- Linux kernel device driver development interfacing with our NMAX hardware.

- Communicate via common interfaces such as PCI-Express, USB, etc.

- DMA and other techniques for efficient high-speed communication, including knowledge of scattered

buffer, zero-copy, virtual memory, etc.

- Efficient handling of interrupts and memory management

- Work closely with architects and hardware developers to develop and debug device driver and NMAX

software (NMAX Compiler).

- Support work for our NMAX software for automatic mapping of NN models from TensorFlow,

controlling NMAX engines for highly efficient neural-network (NN) inference

 

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIRED

 

BSEE/MSEE with 3 years of relevant industry experience in software driver development

Must be very smart and very motivated

Must have hands-on experience developing Linux kernel device drivers

Detailed knowledge about common communication buses and interfaces such PCI-E, USB

Hands-on experience with DMA controllers & interrupt controllers

Knowledge of Intel/ARM CPU Architecture, memory management and interrupt handling

Preferred experience OR willing to quickly learn:

-Experience in bringing up new hardware platforms from scratch

-Experience with interfacing devices such as network cards, storage controllers, graphics cards,

etc.

-Proficient in performance profiling, tuning, and debugging of performance in kernel space

Must be passionate about being part of an aggressive, venture-backed startup team that is changing the

way chips are architected, designed, and programmed

Must be entrepreneurial, innovative problem solver and willing to work hard.

 

MUST live in Silicon Valley and have US citizenship or permanent residency (“green card”), or holding a

current H1-B visa willing to transfer immediately

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