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As a Design Verification Engineer, you will work with chip architects to validate the concepts of CPU and SOC level micro-architecture. You will work on a selected part of the CPU design verification to ensure that it functions to the standards of being launch ready.
Role and Responsibilities
Work with CPU and SOC architects to understand concept and high level system requirements
Develop detailed test and coverage plans based on the architecture and micro-architecture
Develop verification methodology, ensuring scalable and portable environment
Develop verification environment, including all the respective components such as stimulus, checkers, assertions, trackers, coverage
Develop verification plans and test benches for your area
Execute verification plans, including design bring-up, DV environment bring-up, regression enabling for all features under your care, debug of the test failures
Track and report DV progress using a variety of metrics, including bugs and coverage
Deep knowledge in processor verification function and architecture, in areas such as cache coherence, memory ordering and consistency, prefetching, branch prediction, renaming, speculative execution, and memory translation
Knowledge in Random Instruction Sequencing (RIS) and testing associated as block/unit and chip level for proving correctness
Have lead a small team of verification engineers doing CPU verification
Advanced techniques such as formal, assertions, and silicon bringup a plus
In-depth knowledge of processor function, architecture, and micro-architecture
Experience in writing test plans, portable benches, transactors, and assembly
Experience with many different verification methodologies and tools such as simulators, coverage collection, gate level simulation, waveform viewers, or even mixed signal verification
Able to develop and work independently on a block/unit of the design
Frequently transports and install equipment up to 5 lbs.
Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g. standing or sitting).
Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.
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