Principal Hardware Verification Engineer
Imagination Technologies
Kings Langley, UK
6d ago

The world is being shaped by technology and Imagination Technologies is at the very core. Working at Imagination Technologies means you’re a part of constant innovation.

We design the key building blocks for market-leading chips that make your tech mobile, smart and connected. Now we’re taking things to a new level.

Our Principal Hardware Verification Engineer will take responsibility applying modern techniques to verify complicated hardware modules that will help deliver our mission to design a smarter future.

You will be joining a new team with big ambitions, and will play a key part in achieving them. As a Principal Hardware Verification Engineer you will be given challenging technical problems, and be expected to help guide and shape the team moving forward.

You will

  • Design and implement verification strategies to achieve our design quality goals
  • Root-cause design issues in collaboration with other engineers
  • Work with engineers from other disciplines towards mutual targets
  • Participate in design and verification reviews and recommend improvements
  • Write tests in C, assembly, and SystemVerilog.
  • Develop test-benches, sequences, functional coverage, assertions and other UVM structures
  • Implement / maintain automated verification flows in languages such as Python / Shell scripts
  • Utilise latest techniques, tools and technologies for verification activities
  • Plan and schedule your own work, whilst leading more junior engineers
  • Help guide the direction for the team through mentoring
  • Contribute to team shared knowledge via open discussions and presentations
  • Abilities make possibilities

    Committed to making your customers, stakeholders and colleagues successful, you’re an excellent communicator, listener and collaborator who builds trusted partnerships by delivering what you say, when you say.

    You’re curious, solutions orientated and a world class problem solver who constantly seeks opportunities to innovate and achieve the best possible outcome to the highest imaginable standard.

    You have

  • Good knowledge of digital integrated circuit verification techniques and methodologies
  • Experience of IP or SOC level verification and you know how to ensure quality for tape-out
  • An ability to determine verification requirements from analysis of specifications
  • Experience with building test environments in SystemVerilog and UVM
  • Experience of CPU, DSP, FPU architectures or debug and testing methodologies
  • Good programming and scripting skills (e.g. C / C++ / Python / Shell)
  • Experience of industry standard verification tools
  • Experience of Version Control Software (e.g. Git / Mercurial / Perforce / Subversion)
  • Good communication skills in spoken and written English
  • You might also have

  • A background in digital design
  • An ability to identify deficiencies by analysing micro-architecture or through formal techniques
  • Experience of or interest in wider verification technologies, such formal-property based verification and code mutation
  • Experience of or interest in Object-Orientated or Functional Programming software development
  • Until good is better and better is best

    Dare to think big? We’ll encourage you to pursue your passion. We listen, we’re open and we’re honest. Whatever it takes to make an impact, you’ll be respected and helped along the way.

    Invent the future

    The people at Imagination enable the tech that’s shaping our world, from smart phones to gaming devices, smart TVs to drones.

    It’s our creative culture that has enabled Imagination to power world-changing electronic products.

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