CPU Verification Engineer

San Jose, CA /
Engineering /
Full time
/ Remote
This position involves extensive hands-on experience with CPU verification using industry-standard functional verification methodologies, formal verification and constrained random generators, and reference model-based checkers. The candidate must be able to take critical decisions and completely own verification closure for a block or feature. This position involves cross-functional interaction with CPU designers and architects and working across sites to ensure high-quality CPU designs for customers.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters's degree preferred in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering with 7+ years of industry experience with a focus on functional verification in CPU verification
Familiar with CPU architectures and superscalar designs and industry-leading RISC processors
Exposure to various ASIC design verification tools with good digital design concepts
Knowledge and experience with Interconnect protocols like AXI/ACE/OCP/CHI
Scripting experience in Python/Perl/TCL/Shell
Experience in creating functional test plans and implementing them as part of pre-silicon verification
Strong knowledge of Verilog/SystemVerilog/C/C++/Assembly
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated with excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to collaborate well with local and global teams

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with RISC-V, ARM, and/or MIPS CPU
Experience with multi-core and coherency
Familiarity with functional safety flows and requirements

Roles and Responsibilities

Take full ownership and drive verification efforts to closure
Work closely with designers and architects to understand specifications at unit/top level
Understand use cases and develop functional test plans
Develop directed tests written in C, Assembly, and SystemVerilog
Develop random test generators to stress microarchitectural implementations
Analyze coverage and fix holes in the test plan
Enhance the verification environment and testbench using the latest methodologies, tools, and automation
Support for prototyping in FPGA and/or Emulation