SNPS1301149083 snug sv 2024 semiwiki 400x400 px v2

Hardware Verification Engineer

Hardware Verification Engineer
by Admin on 11-28-2023 at 3:57 pm

Website PQShield

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 7 years of experience, but also an open, research-oriented mindset.

PQShield has been establshed since 2018, 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

  • Continuous improvement of our verification methodology.
  • Definition and execution of IP block and subsystem level verification plans.
  • Creation of reliable, reusable and excellently structured testbenches for subsystem and IP block level verification.
  • Hands-on project design/verification involvement, including ownership of verification projects from beginning to end.
  • Feedback to design engineers and architects on implementation and specification quality and completeness.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A commitment to high quality engineering in all areas of their work, including advocating for the best long-term solutions over the easiest or quickest.
  • Experience in all stages of the verification lifecycle including verification planning & requirements extraction, directed and constrained random test definition and implementation, Functional and code coverage analysis.
  • Formal verification and verification qualification techniques, including experience driving new formal verification flows where they are a good fit for the design.
  • Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming (OOP) design patterns.
  • Experience with standard commercial EDA Verification Tooling flows.
  • Integration of SystemVerilog UVM verification and assertion based IPs from EDA vendors.
  • Knowledge of common bus protocols (e.g. AMBA AXI4, AHB).
  • Experience verifying hardware/software co-designs.
  • Confidence in debugging RTL simulations and testbench issues.
  • Degree or equivalent in Electronics/Computer Science or other related discipline.

Specific Technologies You Are Confident Using

  • Testbench design and implementation using SystemVerilog UVM.
  • SystemVerilog – SVA (SystemVerilog Assertions)
  • Version control using Git.
  • Writing System and subsystem level tests in C, using CMake as a build system.
  • Excellent skills building and maintaining Python programs and libraries to implement verification flows.
  • Confidence using tools like Bash, TCL, CMake and Makefiles safely and sensibly.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience debugging gate level simulations.
  • Experience verifying security properties, and/or cryptographic IPs.
  • Knowledge of Industry standard SoC Security Architectures
  • Knowledge of tamper resistance and/or power side-channel security countermeasures
  • Experience working on secure element or smart cards designs.
  • Experience using Gitlab CI, or otherwise principles of continuous integration and testing.

Some of the perks of working with us:

  • Unparalleled opportunities to learn and accelerated career development.
  • A collaborative, team environment with people who truly love what they do.
  • Competitive salary and share option scheme.
  • Flexible and hybrid working, and a working from home budget.
  • Private health insurance for yourself and your family.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and two wellness weeks).
  • 50% gym membership discount.
  • The chance to work with a spirited, smart, and friendly team!

PQShield is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We’re passionate about talent and proud to foster an inclusive environment; all applicants will be considered regardless of their gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and age.

Apply for job

To view the job application please visit pqshield.com.

Share this post via: