Principal Verification Engineer 4934

Hardware Engineering Newbury, Berkshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Product Development Team for the role of a Senior or Principal Verification Engineer. The successful applicant will take ownership of all aspects of digital verification for complete IC developments, work on complex verification subsystems and will contribute towards improvements in methodology within the Cirrus Logic team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in such an innovative environment, in an organisation operating at the forefront of technology!


  • Definition of IC verification plan linking product requirements through to detailed testcases
  • Leading teams of verification engineers to deliver thoroughly verified ICs
  • Create reliable and reusable testbench for complex subsystems and ICs
  • Participate in verification Expert Groups and contribute to the digital verification methodology discussions
  • Supporting, and where necessary coaching, the verification team to follow, and improve, defined methodology practices
  • Hands-on project design/verification involvement

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in Electronics/Computer Science or other related discipline
  • Metric driven verification - verification planning, requirements extraction - Directed and  constrained random verification - Functional and code coverage analysis
  • Verilog
  • SystemVerilog - SVA (SystemVerilog Assertions)
  • Testbench design with verification frameworks like UVM/OVM, e, VMM
  • Object orientated programming (OOP) - Use of OOP design patterns
  • Aspect orientated programming (AOP)
  • Scripting experience with Ruby, sh/csh, TCL, Make, Perl
  • Debugging skills - RTL - Testbench, OOP - Gate level (including SDF)
  • Power aware verification (using CPF/UPF)
  • Formal verification and verification qualification techniques
  • Strong ability to interpret results and resolve problems
  • An innovative, creative, lateral thinking problem solver