AI Firmware Engineer (m/f/d)

At Axelera AI we are building a novel software stack to unlock the power of industry-leading in-memory computing technology. Our software stack enables AI developers to transform their Machine Learning models into highly-optimized machine code for the Axelera hardware platform easily and efficiently and to run DL applications with high efficiency and performance.


We offer a flexible working arrangement, with the option to relocate near an Axelera AI office (currently in the Netherlands, in Belgium and in Switzerland) or work remotely from any European country. 

Your role 

Your primary role will be to develop firmware for the Axelera AI accelerator. Your tasks will mainly include the following: 

  • Design and implement firmware for the Axelera AI accelerator on a RISC-V architecture 
  • Contribute to the architectural definition of the design and subsystem integration 
  • Prototype, implement and benchmark efficient kernels for Neural Network graphs 
  • Develop critical firmware testing processes that are used during production 
  • Work with hardware engineers to bring up custom hardware prototypes, and perform testing and validation of embedded systems during development 

Your profile 

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field 
  • 5 years of experience in an Embedded Software Engineering role 
  • Experience with firmware development 
  • Knowledge of RISC-V architecture and tooling or other processors such as: SPARC, ARM, etc. 
  • Proficiency in C/C++ & Python 
  • Knowledge of low-level hardware concepts 
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills 
  • You are self-reliant, independent with high sense of ownership of your work and value freedom with responsibility 

Who we are  

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing hardware and software platform for AI at the edge that will make the industry more integrated, efficient and accessible. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world enabling new application of AI in diverse sectors like smart cities, retail and other markets. Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH) and Pisa (IT).  

What we offer 

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and the option to get company shares. 

An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you. Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.  


Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Feel free to contact us whenever you have any questions or for further information @Heike Wilfling, HR Business Partner +31621929159. For further information on Axelera AI please also have a look on our website:  

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