Formal Verification Technical Lead

Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Role Number:200457576
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products powered by Apple Silicon. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you have experience leading a System-on-a-chip (SoC) design verification effort collaborating with design? Are you passionate about changing the world? We have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly and we are looking for an experienced Formal Verification Technical Lead to join our UK team.


As a formal verification technical lead you'll work to identify targets and complete formal verification for single or multiple design blocks and IP’s (CPU, Cellular and Connectivity IP, Audio and Image Processing IP, Neural Networks IP, Memory/DMA Controller, Security IP, Peripheral IP, Interconnects, Power management subsystems, etc.), you will be responsible for: - Working with Apple's world-classP design engineers to develop a formal micro-architecture specification. - Formalizing the refinement from architecture to micro-architecture. - Developing comprehensive formal verification test plan. - Proving properties of the design, finding design bugs, and working closely with design teams to help improve the micro-architecture. - Crafting novel and creative solutions for verifying complex design micro-architectures. - Developing and implementing re-usable and optimized formal models and verification code base. - Architecting correct-by-construction design methodologies for improved formal verification efficiency and productivity.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Outstanding team leading and communication skills and experience working with design and verification teams to identify FV candidates, develop test plans and perform data-centric verification closure.
  • Hands on experience with VLSI and digital logic design and verification techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of SoC, CPU, GPU, or Cellular designs
  • Developed formal property proofs on industrial strength designs and architectures
  • Deep understanding of pipeline architectures, memory/DMA controllers, out-of-order and speculative instruction execution hardware, bus interconnects, and cache coherence mechanisms
  • Confirmed understanding of formal verification technologies/abstraction techniques
  • Knowledge and experience in interpreting hardware specifications and using
  • Temporal logic assertion-based languages such as SVA or PSL
  • Experience in using EDA formal tools and tool development experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in any scripting language with excellent debugging skills
  • Extraordinary teammate with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about developing world-class/innovative formal verification solutions
  • Understanding of application processors (CPU/GPU), their Instruction Set Architectures (ISA), Memory Consistency Models (MCM) or Cache Coherence protocols is desirable but not necessary
  • Exposure to ARM type architectures is desirable but not necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS / MS / Ph.D in EE or CS is required.

Additional Requirements