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Principal Design Verification Engineer at Netronome
Boxborough, MA, US
Description: 

The Principal Design Verification Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the correct operation of the silicon designs produced by the Logic Design Team. 

Responsibilities:

The essential functions will consist of, but not be limited to the following:


  • Reading the Architectural Specification and understanding the intended behavior of the chip design elements.
  • Creating Verification Test Plans for their design units based on the Design Specifications.
  • Creating verification testbenches from unit level testing up to full-chip based on the design block they are assigned.
  • Developing new SystemVerilog components from bus functional models to test sequences as required by their testbench.
  • Writing tests and test sequences that check the correct operations of the design block.
  • Debugging the design logic RTL to find the root cause of any failing tests.
  • Writing functional coverage coverpoints to confirm all the intended elements of the design were tested.
  • Bring their testing to the final closure of complete functional coverage.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent;
  • 15+ years of design verification experience;
  • Substantial Experience in coverage-driven design verification, networking protocols, system architecture and hardware design;
  • A history of successfully creating world-class DV environments that deliver first-pass bug-free hardware;
  • Expert-level understanding of OOP programming, pseudo-random verification techniques, and functional coverage;
  • Experience with UVM/OVM SystemVerilog, Python, Verilog and Mercurial is preferred
  • Experience verifying 10G+ Ethernet, Interlaken, PCIe, microprocessors and complex cached memory subsystems
  • Packet switching SW, assembly/firmware microcoding (IXP, ARM), and post-silicon validation experience is a plus;
  • Excellent problem solving and advanced debugging skills;
  • Be able to quickly comprehend new challenges and plan the necessary tasks to meet overall objectives in a timely manner;
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently;
  • Enthusiasm toward driving and embracing the latest in verification methodologies, techniques and languages in a collaborative group setting is seen as a key value.