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Compiler Engineer

Runtime Verification · Feb 16th 2021

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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 in Java or C++

  • A history of development including at least one patch to an open source, mainstream compiler, or a job history on an industry team developing a compiler for an imperative, functional, or rewriting programming language

Nice to have:

  • 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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