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FPGA Verification Engineer

Rochester, New York Job ID CS20210804-59376
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Job Title – Sr. Spec, Electrical Engrg
Job Location – Columbia, MD
Job ID – CS20210804-59376

Job Description: 

Candidate will work in a cooperative team environment to verify and test embedded FPGA firmware for software-defined radio applications.  Candidate will be required to analyze requirements, create test specifications/plans, create UVM test benches in System Verilog, and verify designs meet requirements.  Candidate will work with cross functional teams to verify FPGA solutions for radio product development projects.

Essential Functions: 

  • Perform FPGA design verification and validation using SystemVerilog and UVM/OVM verification techniques
  • Proven ability and experience in simulating, verifying, and testing ASIC/FPGA designs for electronic equipment or other embedded communications systems.
  • Develop randomized and directed test to achieve closure on functional coverage and provide feedback to team to reach 100% functional coverage 
  • Lead development of high-level and detailed verification test plans and test benches consistent with system requirements and specifications
  • Mentor and oversee a small team of verification engineers
  • Work with cross functional teams as needed to define and verify product and design requirements.
  • Prepare design and implementation reviews.  Present technical briefings and status to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work efficiently with remotely located teams and co-workers under minimal direction


BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering discipline with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience Or Graduate Degree with 7 years prior relevant experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Expert in FPGA/ASIC verification using SystemVerilog
  • In-depth knowledge of UVM/OVM methodology with the ability to create a block level UVM testbenches from bottoms up.
  • Ability to create/develop Agents, Test sequences, Covergroups, Predictors, Scoreboards
  • Ability to use Questa Advanced Functional Verification tools to report functional coverage  
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, who works well in team environments and is willing to lead and mentor others.
  • Solid technical writing skills and ability to communicate complex technical concepts/solutions both inside and outside of the organization.
  • In depth working knowledge and experience with vendor specific FPGA verification tools (Mentor Questa, Visualizer)
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Proficient in VHDL/Verlilog coding for synthesis
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and debug FPGA firmware and related hardware issues
  • Proficiency in Object Oriented Programming(C++, JAVA)
  • Working knowledge of Ethernet Standard and design experience related to Ethernet packet processing.


Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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