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ASIC Verification Engineer at Ayar Labs
Emeryville, CA, US
The ASIC Verification Engineer is responsible for pre-Si verification and validation of complex SoCs with both high-speed custom and digital blocks. You will work in a dynamic startup environment as part of a small IC design team. The ideal candidate is a hands-on self-starter who can craft design specifications, verification suites and test-benches based on input from colleagues, customers, and industry and who can effectively manage his or her own time to take projects to completion with limited supervision and guidance.

  • Develop verification methodology and testbenches for digital and mixed-signal blocks
  • Test plan, coverage analysis and closure for parallel link and SerDes IP blocks and on-chip interconnects
  • Design and contribute to design for test (DFT) methodologies

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related fields
  • 3+ years of work or academic experience in ASIC design verification
  • History of assuming responsibility for a variety of technical tasks and completing projects independently
  • Proficient in System Verilog, UVM testbench development for design verification of complex digital and PHY blocks (in AMS and WREAL modeling verification)
  • Proficient in pre-synthesis, and post- place-and-route functional verification (NCSIM, VCS, ModelSim)
  • Proficient in scripting or programming languages

  • Experience working on digital designs with multiple clock domains and clock dividers
  • Experience in verification of SerDes IP block interfaces in a complex SoC fabric environment
  • Experience in verification of the PCS, PMA SerDes layers and internal SerDes digital backends
  • Experience with verification of HBM memory interfaces (PHY and controller)
  • Experience in formal model equivalence checking tools and verification methodology
  • Programming experience in Python


At Ayar Labs we are lighting up electronics for a brighter future. With our deep ties to MIT and UC Berkeley, and our commitment to hiring the best engineers in photonics and electronics, joining our team gives you the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant people on challenging, paradigm-shifting work. Our optical I/O technology removes the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O, making it possible to continue the computing system performance scaling that Moore’s Law enabled until now. We have a commitment to win big in the marketplace based on the strengths of our technology, and we approach everything with an eye to massive scalability. We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to achieve big wins, leveraging our patent portfolio which promises products that deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan designed to keep our team healthy and happy.

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