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Senior Compiler Engineer

Next Silicon

Next Silicon

Other Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Senior Compiler Engineer

  • Software
  • Switzerland


NextSilicon is reimagining high-performance computing. Our accelerated compute solutions leverage intelligent adaptive algorithms to vastly accelerate supercomputers, driving them forward into a new generation. Our new software-defined hardware architecture enables HPC to fulfill its promise of breakthroughs in all fields of advanced research.

At NextSilicon, everything we do is guided by three core values:

  • Professionalism: We strive for exceptional results through professionalism and unwavering dedication to quality and performance.
  • Unity: Collaboration is key to success. That's why we foster a work environment where every employee can feel valued and heard.
  • Impact: We're passionate about developing technologies that make a meaningful impact on industries, communities, and individuals worldwide.

The compiler team is developing an automated optimization process that adapts our unique hardware architecture to run any HPC application, with little to no code modifications required. By using iterative rounds of telemetry and optimization, our compiler is able to intelligently adapt our accelerator into a workload-specific ASIC, at runtime.

We are seeking a talented compiler expert to join our bleeding-edge MLIR compiler team in Zurich. In this high-visibility, hands-on role, you will play a pivotal part in building NextSilicon’s next-generation runtime compiler.


  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
  • 7+ years experience with software engineering, with at least 5 years in compiler engineering.
  • Experience in C, C++, or another systems programming language.
  • Hands-on experience with MLIR: an advantage.
  • Strong algorithmic intuition with control flow graphs and code analysis.


  • Design, implement, test and maintain high- and low-level optimizations and analyses to accelerate HPC applications on our dedicated hardware.
  • Work with and contribute to upstream MLIR and LLVM.
  • Take a leap forward with our adaptive runtime compiler and squeeze performance where it would generally not be applicable.
  • Perform application benchmarking and identify new optimization opportunities, guiding the team’s roadmap.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, HPC application engineers, and hardware architects, to ensure alignment on project goals and requirements.