SoC Design Engineer
Job DescriptionBuilds emulation and FPGA models and solutions from RTL design using synthesis, partitioning, and routing tools. Develops, integrates, tests, and debugs hardware and software collateral in simulation, emulation, and FPGA models for testing new features, writes directed tests, develops the test environment and hybrid emulation environment, and supports verification of hardware and software/firmware. Defines and develops new capabilities and tools to achieve better verification through improved emulation and FPGA model usability. Enables acceleration of RTL development and improve emulation/FPGA model usability for presilicon verification, postsilicon validation, and software development. Develops improvements to usability by RTL validation and debugging of failing RTL tests on the emulation platform and interfaces with and provides guidance to verification teams for optimizing presilicon verification environments, test suites, and methodologies for emulation efficiency. Develops and utilizes automation aids, flows, and scripts in support of emulation utilization. Applies understanding of emulation and FPGA prototyping tools and methodologies, SoC integration, emulation transactors, emulation performance and optimization techniques, RTL simulation, and hybrid emulation environments (virtual platform and FPGA/emulation model). Collaborates with design, power and performance, silicon validation, and software teams, and participates in SoC and IP bring up, root causes testbench issues, IP and SoC testcases, and emulator/FPGA environment issues.
You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.
- Bachelor's degree in Electronic, Electrical, Mechatronic engineer, Computer Science, or related field of study.
- 6+ month experience in VLSI (Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, and/or work experience)
- Strong Knowledge of Python or similar programming language, packages, classes, methods and properties, Coding and scripting: Bash, Python, etc. .
- Intermediate English Level
- Costa Rican unrestricted work permit
Knowledge in any of the next areas is a plus:
System Verilog / OOP, OVM/UVM.
IP-level design and/or verification.
SOC-level design/integration and/or validation.
RTL quality checks.
Simulation-based debug (VCS, Verdi, DVE).
Computer (CPU) and/or System (Platform) Architecture.
Emulation at SoC and/or Platform level.
Firmware and/or boot development/debug.
Front-end Design TFMs (Tools, Flows, and Methodologies).