Embedded Machine Learning Application Engineer

Alif Semiconductor is revolutionizing the way to create secure connected AI-enabled embedded solutions. We are looking for self-driven and motivated Senior Application Engineer with AI/ML experience in Pleasanton, CA to help us promote and support the groundbreaking family or Ensemble and Crescendo Micro Controllers that have received a lot of industry attention.


  • Design Embedded Firmware, Application Examples and a Proof-of-Concept solutions.
  • Develop reference designs in cooperation with Partners and Independent Design Houses.
  • Create and present training material targeting embedded applications and solutions.
  • Develop/Port machine learning software algorithms applying relevant scientific rigor to analyze data.
  • Write technical reports backed by statistical analysis.
  • Scour IP and literal sources to gather unique information and explain test results.
  • Assist engineering teams in defining product specifications and help performance.
  • Act as the link between scientific and engineering teams in translating machine learning algorithms into products.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by providing outstanding support and guidance.
  • Contribute to the development of documentation such as Application Notes, Quick Start Guides and User Manuals.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with academic and/or experiential background in Analog/Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and Embedded Systems.
  • 5+ years of experience of developing firmware and/or software for embedded products. Experience with IoT edge devices with AI/ML application development is a plus.
  • Experience or strong background with machine learning algorithms, Deep Neural Network architectures and platforms such as TensorFlow, TinyML, PyTorch etc.
  • Experience in optimization on Micro-controller or MicroProcessors, Hardware Accelerators, Co-Processors or other architectures (SIMD, VLIW, OpenMP, NEON, etc.) and optimal partitioning of the training and inferencing tasks across IoT hierarchy.
  • Experience in HW(FPGA)/SW/Firmware based prototyping to demonstrate proof of concept
  • Strong theoretical and programming skills with tried experience crafting, prototyping, and delivering advanced algorithmic heavy embedded solutions.
  • Fully understand the application space of the image analytical algorithms.
  • Equally comfortable working with well-defined and ambiguous requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and proactive, can-do attitude.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Comfortable working with resource constrained embedded platforms
  • Experience in Real Time Operating Systems and the use of Linux as embedded operating system.
  • Experience with power management for embedded systems is a big plus.
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Pleasanton CA

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