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Hardware Verification Engineer

Hardware Verification Engineer
by Admin on 09-16-2022 at 1:54 pm

Website PQShield

About the company

PQShield is a highly innovative deep tech start-up that specialises in post-quantum cryptography and cybersecurity. Our mission is to innovate and create solutions for the world’s most imminent security challenge: quantum computers.

Here at PQShield, we understand our people are the most important factor in driving our success. Therefore,  our core value is to provide them with a work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. Hard work and loyalty are always met with acknowledgement, appreciation and reward.

About the role

PQShield is looking for an Experienced Verification Engineer to expand our cryptographic hardware IP team. Candidates should hold a degree in Electronic Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent. We hope that you have at least 5 years of experience, but also an open, research-oriented mindset.

The company is not too old, so you would be directly working with the founders and inventors of this deep tech startup. However the technology is already a couple of years in the making, its feasibility having been established, funding secured, and it has a clear path to market. This is a great opportunity to make career progress and to get a head start in a rapidly expanding segment of the semiconductor industry (Post-Quantum Cryptography and RISC-V).

Our IP components come together as a RISC-V MCU based Sub-system with advanced (post-quantum) cryptography algorithm support and security features.

What you’ll be doing

  • Definition of IP Verification plan linking product requirements through to detailed testcases
  • Create reliable and reusable testbench for subsystems and IPs
  • Develop state of the art digital verification methodology
  • Hands-on project design/verification involvement

About you

  • 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
  • SystemVerilog – SVA (SystemVerilog Assertions)
  • Formal verification and verification qualification techniques
  • Testbench design with verification frameworks like UVM/OVM, e, VMM
  • Object oriented programming (OOP) – Use of OOP design patterns
  • Experience with standard EDA Verification Tool flows , Synopsys , Cadence etc.
  • Common Bus protocols (e.g. AMBA), co-processors, hardware-software co-design
  • Scripting experience with sh/csh, TCL, Make, Python
  • Debugging skills – RTL – Testbench, OOP – Gate level (including SDF)
  • An innovative, creative, lateral thinking problem solver

Nice to have

  • C cross-compiler and co-design familiarity, (ARM, RISC-V) assembler
  • Microprocessor/SoC architecture, ISA design
  • Knowledge of Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols
  • Knowledge of Industry standard SoC Security Architectures
  • Tamper resistance, Side-Channel Security Countermeasures
  • Secure elements, Smart Cards, FIPS 140, Common Criteria

 What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary.
  • EMI share option scheme.
  • Flexible & remote working, and a working from home budget.
  • Private health insurance for yourself and your family.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).
  • 50% gym membership discount.
  • The chance to work with a really nice, smart and friendly team!
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To view the job application please visit pqshield.com.

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