Hardware Verification Engineer - SNA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Information Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
Sunnyvale, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Information Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

Description

 

Socionext Inc. (SNI) is a new, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking, server and other dynamic technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. Socionext America Inc. (SNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI.

Socionext is seeking a Hardware Verification Engineer based out of our Sunnyvale, CA Offices. The role is a technical, hands-on, in charge of the verification environment for new silicon projects and developments. We are looking for an experienced professional with Passion & Drive to succeed.

  

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.
  • 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 Socionext’s design team to ensure the Company is meeting design requirements for projects. This may include: review of specifications, understanding chip architecture, developing tests & coverage plans, and defining methodology & test benches.
  • Work closely with Socionext’s 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  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 Socionext’s design team to ensure the Company is meeting design requirements for projects. This may include: review of specifications, understanding chip architecture, developing tests & coverage plans, and defining methodology & test benches.
  • Work closely with Socionext’s 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

  

Qualifications

 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.
  • 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, 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 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.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and the desire to take on diverse challenges.

Other Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of low power camera and imaging systems is a plus
  • Experience with formal verification tools is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ARM architecture
  • Familiarity with  PowerTime, PowerArtist or similar tools 
  • Familiarity with scripting/programming with Perl/Python, Tcl, C/C++

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

 SNA00103

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