Compiler Engineer



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. 

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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 software engineer to join our Innovative 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.
  • 3+ years software engineering experience in large/complex projects or 2+ years in compiler engineering.
  • Experience in C, C++, or another systems programming language.
  • Strong algorithmic intuition with control flow graphs and code analysis.
  • Familiarity with compiler engineering (IR, optimization techniques, dataflow analysis): an advantage.


  • 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.

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