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Job Description – Senior CPU Formal Verification Engineer
Are you interested in working with a world-class CPU design team? Are you interested in the application of formal methods to the verification of application processors? In contributing to the development of the next generation of formal methodologies in this space? The NUVIA-Qualcomm CPU team has some of the best CPU architects and engineers on the planet, developing the processors that will power the future. Come and join us on this exciting adventure. Sharpen your formal verification skills to their fullest on some of the complex designs ever attempted.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Work with design team to understand design intent and bring up verification plans and schedules with an eye towards the end-to-end formalization of the refinement from architecture to micro-architecture
Define formal verification architecture, develop test plans and build end-to-end formal sign-off environments for Qualcomm CPU components
Engage in full-spectrum deployment of model-checking technology to hardware designs including property verification, math proofs, architectural modeling and validation amongst other cutting-edge application areas
To be successful in this position you will need:
BA/BS degree in CS/EE with 8+ years of practical experience in application of formal methods in hardware or software
Strong model checking or theorem proving background/experience in verification of complex systems
Experience in writing assertions and associated modeling code in Hardware Description Languages or in proving correctness of architectural specifications using formal methods
Working familiarity with model checkers like Jaspergold and VC-Formal or theorem-proving tools such as ACL2 and HOL
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
MS/PhD degree in CS/EE; 4+ years of practical experience
Strong foundation in formal methods and in their application to hardware specifications and/or implementations
Domain knowledge in one or more of these areas: Microprocessor architecture and micro-architecture, instruction set architecture, floating-point math, memory consistency, memory coherency, security architectures
Strong software engineering skills with proven ability in automation and proficiency in at least one programming language (C++, Python, TCL etc.)
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