Wireless SoC Design Verification Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200470991
As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to take the lead on and contribute to verifying a set of complex SOCs. This team will allow you to integrate multiple sophisticated IP level DV environments, craft highly reusable best-in-class UVM TB, implement effective coverage driven and directed test cases, deploy new tools and implement methodologies to improve quality of tape-out readiness. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you can push the industry boundaries of what wireless systems can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world! You will be able to learn all aspects of a large scale SOC, different types of SOC architecture, many high speed layered protocols, industry’s standard methodologies on low power architecture, best in class DV methodology, verification on accelerated platforms, knowledge on Wireless protocol, FW-HW interactions, complexities of multi-chip SOC debug architecture, etc. As a Design Verification Engineer on our team, you'll be at the center of the verification effort within our silicon design group responsible for crafting and productizing state of the art Wireless SoCs! This position requires someone comfortable with all areas of SoC design verification engineering. Someone that thrives in a dynamic multi-functional organization, is not afraid to debate ideas openly, and is flexible enough to pivot on constantly evolving requirements.


- Understand details of High Efficiency SOC Architecture, standard SOC peripherals such as SPI, I2C, UART, Timer, DMA, memory management schemes, low power spec, multi-processor systems, DDR, PCIe , Memory Controller Subsystems, USB, PLL, power up, Secured Boot schemes. - Create coverage driven verification plans from specifications, review and refine to achieve coverage targets. - Architect UVM based highly reusable test benches and integrate complex multi-instance VIPs, sub-system test benches and test suites to SOC level. - Achieve targeted coverage, work with design, architecture, SW, FW and external IP delivery teams to efficiently integrate and verify overall SOC design. - Work closely with DV methodology architects to improve verification flow.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Dedicated/hands-on ASIC DV experience
  • Advanced knowledge of HVL methodology (UVM/OVM) with most recent experience in UVM
  • Some experience with formal verification is a plus
  • Proven track record of working full ASIC cycle from concept to tape-out to bring-up
  • Experience taping out large SOC systems with embedded processor cores
  • Hands-on verification experience of PCIe, Bus Fabric, NOC, AHB, AXI, based bus architecture in UVM environment.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience working with low power design, UPF integration, boot-up, power-cycling, HW/FW interaction verification
  • Low Power Verification experience is a plus
  • Should be a great teammate with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and the desire to seek diverse challenges

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS + 10 years of relevant experience required.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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