Compiler Engineer

Runtime Verification Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Urbana, Illinois with staff spread across the globe, including Europe and Southeast Asia. We provide testing and verification services to public and private companies in the embedded and blockchain domains. In the latter we work with infrastructure builders as well as companies building products and providing services supported and/or powered by said infrastructure.


Job description

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.

What we offer

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One of the best teams around

One of the best teams around.

Competitive salary

Competitive salary.

Remote friendly

Remote friendly.

Matching IRA contributions

Matching IRA contributions.

Casual dress code

Casual dress code.

Health insurance

Health insurance.

Top notch equipment

Top notch equipment.

Performance bonuses

Performance bonuses.

Company lunches

Company lunches.

Unlimited vacation

Unlimited vacation.


Must have

  • 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

How to apply


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