Compiler Engineer

last updated February 16, 2021 18:17 UTC

Runtime Verification

HQ: Remote

Position Details

Runtime Verification Inc (RV) is looking for a Senior Compiler Engineer to contribute to the K framework project. The ideal candidate has a strong programming background and knowledge about compilers for imperative and functional programming languages. The successful hire will show initiative and lead the maintenance of our internal compiler technologies. The selected individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain a compiler developed by RV for a functional programming language, and strategically identify ways to improve the scalability, performance, and reliability of the compiler.

  • Design and extend the K framework language with ideas from the term rewriting and functional programming paradigms.

  • Maintain a Java and C++ codebase that parses, compiles, and interprets programs written in this language by the many semantics engineers at RV.


  • B. S. in software engineering or equivalent.

  • 5+ years of industry experience writing code in a functional programming language or a term rewriting language.

  • A history of development that includes at least one accepted patch into the compiler of a functional or term rewriting programming language.

Nice to have:

  • Industry experience writing Java or C++ code.

  • Experience as a maintainer of an open source compiler.

  • Knowledge of formal methods, mathematical logic, or term rewriting.

  • Familiarity with SMTLIB technology.

  • Experience with LLVM and Clang.

  • Knowledge of Flex/Bison.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work at the forefront of programming language design and verification.

  • Casual work environment with flexible work hours

  • Full benefits package available for US based employees. Includes unlimited paid time off, retirement benefits, employer sponsored health / dental / limited life insurance.

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