Senior/Staff/Lead SoC Hardware Emulation Engineer

Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Date Posted: 04-16-2018
Position Title: Senior/Staff/Lead Emulation Enabling Engineer

Work Location: Bay Area
Status: Full-time Employee (W2) or Contractor (1099/C2C)
Full Benefits:


Join the growing Encore Semi Front-End Development team to collaborate with customers to design, verify and enable system level development for current and next generation ARM-based SOCs.  You would join a team delivering on many facets of the logic design of these SOCs including RTL / Microarchitecture Development, Extending Verification using Functional Coverage, Enabling Emulation Environments for intense Verification and to enable FW development and Enabling FPGA Prototyping of the design.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities/Functions/Tasks:

As a member of an ARM-based SOC development team, set the direction for how to use enable Hardware Emulation for both Functional Verification and early Firmware Development.  You will be responsible for recommending the appropriate Emulation platform for the project and then defining and implementing the build flow based on existing RTL models, the verification environment derived from the simulation models and how to effectively use this platform.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Experience with Hardware Emulation systems such as Veloce and/or Palladium.
• Experience enabling the building RTL models primarily used for simulation for Hardware Emulation.  This includes experience with the build tools associated with the Emulation Platforms as well as the changes required to the RTL modeling itself to efficiently leverage the platforms resources and enable the best emulation speed.
• Experience enabling Verification Test Environments for Hardware Emulators.  The starting point would be UVM-based simulation test environments but includes creating appropriate bus functional models and transactors to enable verification to move from simulation to emulation.
• Experience incorporating and translating 3rd party IPs (RTL and Verification Environment) into SOCs modeled on Hardware Emulators.
• Familiarity with how Hardware Emulation can accelerate Verification including the achievement of coverage goals and can enable early Firmware Development.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Design Verification experience of full-chip SOCs either using Simulation or Hardware Emulation.
• Firmware Development experience for SOCs during the “pre-silicon” phase using either Hardware Emulation or FPGA Prototyping platforms.
• Experience automating Hardware Emulation build flows to build new models quickly as the design changes during development.

Education Requirements:

• Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering
• Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering

Company Profile

Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company headquartered in San Diego, California. We build Centers of Expertise to support the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts enable leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software life-cycle. We provide high-value for acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation. Working at Encore Semi means a continuous exposure to the most advanced technologies and tools, collaborating with industry-leading teams which are our customers and long-term partners, and making the difference in challenging but exciting projects.

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