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Hardware Verification Engineer

Santa Clara, CA · Information Technology
  • Salary in the $170 - 220,000 range
  • bonus twice yearly !
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs etc.
  • Small company experience is preferred as this location (US HQ) only has 80 people. The company has 2500 worldwide.

Unique opportunity to join an established international company in their US expansion. Working from the US headquarters, you will have the ability to be an impact player working with other exceptionally talented people. The Hardware Verification Engineer will be a key person in this growing design department. Great opportunity to work on current, ongoing, and upcoming new projects.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of verification methodology employed and for ensuring the application of uniform standards and adoption of best practices.
  • Work and liaison with other Design Verification teams within our customer sites to identify holes in the design verification flow and implement corrective action.
  • Overall, responsible for verification of ASIC designs from concept (Architecture) to production. To include such things as:
    • Design Verification – Implement test benches, run regressions at RTL and gate-level, run CDC verification at module and top-level, generate and report DV metrics with respect to bug tracking and code coverage, debug failures and provide feedback to the design team.
    • Responsible for oversight and completion of debugging problems and troubleshooting in Real-Time. This includes being responsible for Debugging Designs for High throughput, Low Latency of Pipeline and Dynamic Power Management at full system level.
    • Setup Verification Regression suites at RTL Level & Corresponding Netlist Level after Synthesis to test any/all Corner case conditions.
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure the Company is meeting design requirements for projects. This may include: a review of specifications, understanding chip architecture, developing tests & coverage plans, and defining methodology & test benches.
  • Work closely with the Custom SoC department to provide great customer service to our clients and the projects at hand. Support, encourage and drive timely and accurate deliverables with customers within schedules

Who Will Be a Great Fit? 
  • 8+ years of industry experience bringing silicon ICs into high volume production.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard interfaces. Extensive Familiarity with Verilog, Simulation tools & demonstrated ability to debug Problems & Troubleshoot in Real-Time.
  • Sound knowledge of ARMv8, interconnect, memory coherence and memory architectures
  • Familiarity with Formality & most popular Verification Tools. (Key knowledge should include such topics as: IP validation, Gate level verification, FPGA Validation, Emulation, Silicon Validation, Reference Board bring up verification, Silicon Bring up, DFx, Low Power Verification)
  • Expertise in writing awk, sed & Common Scripts to automate the Verification Tasks for CPU plus all Chip peripherals – USB, PCIe, MIPI, SDIO, PCI E & DDR Controllers.
  • Advanced knowledge of ASIC design and verification flow including RTL design, simulation, synthesis, test bench development, regression, equivalence checking, timing analysis, scan insertion and test pattern generation
  • Must have strong experience with UVM.
  • Experience with low-level programming of systems in C/C++.
  • Experienced in writing scripts in languages such as Perl, Python, and Tcl.
  • Functional understanding of constrained random verification process, functional coverage, and code coverage.
  • Low power verification UPF
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and the desire to take on diverse challenges.

Preferred Experience:

  • Good knowledge of low-power camera and imaging systems is a plus Experience with formal verification tools is a plus.
  • PU Security, Secure boot, Secure JTAG
  • Familiarity with ARM architecture
  • Familiarity with RISC-v is a plus
  • Familiarity with Power Time, Power Artist or similar tools
  • Familiarity with scripting/programming with Perl/Python, Tcl, C/C++

As recruiters, we are skilled in our field and understand how to match an opportunity with the individual. If you choose to send us your resume, be advised we will not share it with any employer without your permission. 

Brian Hughes

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