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Tech Staff Engineer - Software



Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

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Job Description:

We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated person with an Engineering or Computer Science background to join our Software team in the Communication Business Unit at Microchip. We are building software for leading-edge high-performance 64-bit System on Chip (SoC) devices developed by our hardware teams. These SoC products contain clusters of CPUs, data switching subsystems and a variety of high speed and low speed interfaces. They support the aerospace and communications markets as well as a growing number of applications in next generation embedded systems. Our focus is on technical excellence, teamwork, collaboration, and continuous improvements in an open and encouraging environment.

As a Technical Staff Software Engineer, you will be part of a team of professionals designing and implementing embedded software and firmware for modern System-on-Chip (SoC) multi-core devices running Linux and RTOSs, and supporting advanced Ethernet interfaces, high speed interfaces (PCIe/CXL) and other peripheral interfaces. This role specializes in the development of system and performance libraries, performance profiling, and optimization of kernels using compiler driven techniques or hand coding. Upstreaming of software to open source distributions is part of this role towards building the ecosystem for these devices.


  • Provide technical leadership in Linux application libraries, with specific focus related to performance benchmarking and optimization.

  • Benchmark, analyze, and optimize performance of key libraries and algorithms using LLVM auto-vectorization and RISC-V vector C intrinsics.

  • Participate in the analysis design, development, and integration of application layer software for multi-core embedded systems.

  • Create documentation such as design documents, user manuals, and release notes for delivered components.

  • Communicate and collaborate with other internal development teams and ecosystem partners.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

  • 12+ years of related work experience in Software development for embedded systems.

  • Solid experience with Linux application development.

  • Experience with performance profiling using perf or similar tools, LLVM compiler optimization, and parallel programming using OpenMP or similar.

  • Experience with BLAS, TFLite or similar performance libraries.

  • A passion for making things run fast.

  • Experience with ARM SVE or RISC-V RVV is an asset.

  • Experience with RTOS environments is also an asset.

  • Demonstrated experience developing high quality code from concept through to production.

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and documentation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience as part of a collaborative development team, and a passion for mentoring those around you.

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Pay Range:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive base pay, restricted stock units, and quarterly bonus payments. In addition to these components, our package includes health benefits that begin day one, retirement savings plans, and an industry leading IESPP program with a 6-month look back feature. Find more information about all our benefits at the link below:

Benefits of working at Microchip

The annual base salary range for this position is $107,000 - $226,000.*

*Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.