CPU Design Verification Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200003902
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Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have 5+ years of CPU verification experience
  • In-depth knowledge of digital logic design, chip architecture and microarchitecture
  • Experience with expertise in developing testplans/testbenches, C-based transactors, and writing/debugging assembly based tests
  • Experience with advanced verification techniques such as formal and assertions is a plus
  • Experience in silicon bringup is a plus
  • Should be a team player with excellent communication skills and be able to work independently on the verification efforts for a block/area of the design


As a CPU Verification Engineer owning the verification of a certain area of functionality in a CPU design, you will have the responsibilities as follows: • Work closely with architecture and RTL designers on verifying the functionality correctness of the design • Develop test plans and test environments • Develop tests in assembly, C, or vectors according to test plans • Develop coverage monitors and analyze coverage to ensure all the test cases in the plans are covered • Develop checkers or C-base transactor to verify the design • Write assertions and apply formal verification to the design

Education & Experience

BS/MSEE/PhD is required.

Additional Requirements