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Principal Design Verification Engineer

Cambridgeshire, England


£60,000 - £90,000 - depending on seniority


Principal Verification Engineer


1 day per week in office

I am seeking a Principal Verification Engineer to join a company based in Cambridge where you will be producing high-quality, security-focused, open, and flexible IP. Their expertise includes the LLVM Compiler, novel hardware security extensions and RISC-V tools, hardware and processor design.

This is a great opportunity for a Principal Verification Engineer who wants to be involved across the full verification cycle from initial planning to final tapeout and be part of a business where you will work collaboratively with not only company employees but external partners and Engineers across the globe.

The Principal Verification Engineer will have the opportunity to apply industrial-strength design verification to high quality open-source code bases. You will be working on the verification of the range of open-source designs they are producing. This includes a RISC-V core, a separate special purpose CPU for cryptographic operations, an AES accelerator and a variety of peripherals (such as USB, I2C and SPI).

Part of the role will be to Design, implement and debug block-level and system-level tests and testbenches using SystemVerilog and UVM.

Being in a small team, you will get the opportunity to be involved in lots of different elements of both Design and Verification work.

  • 5 years+ prior industry experience of design verification including significant SystemVerilog and UVM usage
  • Experience across the full verification cycle from initial planning to final tapeout
  • Comfortable working with engineers across multiple organisations in multidisciplinary teams
  • Broad experience range with background across multiple types of hardware blocks
  • Understanding of security countermeasures against attacks such as fault injection or side-channel analysis
  • Experience working with the RISC-V ISA or other instruction sets
  • Programming using C and/or Python in tests and automation
  • Formal verification with tools such as Jasper Gold
Join and be part of a company positively changing the future of silicon design!

On offer will be a range of benefits including a competitive salary within the range of £61,000 - £94,000, Hybrid working, a leading pension contribution and sabbaticals for length of service.

For more information and a confidential discussion, please contact Rachel Mason.
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