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Senior/Staff/Principal Design Verification Engineer

Alif Semiconductor

Alif Semiconductor

Oulu, Finland
Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Alif Semiconductor is revolutionizing the way secure connected AI-enabled embedded solutions are created. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to be involved in a fast-paced environment with cutting-edge technology.
Responsible for developing pre-silicon functional verification solutions for our cutting edge cellular IoT family of products.


  • Derive test plan from architectural requirements and design documents.
  • Execute the verification strategies of SoC, and IP cores.
  • Create test testbench architecture, develop reference models, bus-functional models and drivers to verify the design requirements.
  • Integrate Verification IPs from different vendors.
  • Developing tests and tuning the environment to achieve coverage goals.
  • Own and debug failures in simulation to root cause problems
  • Analysis and closure of code and functional coverage.

Key Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of HVL methodology like UVM.
  • Proven track record of full SOC cycle from concept to tape-out to bring-up.
  • Experience in taping out large SOC systems with embedded ARM processor cores.
  • Hands-on verification experience of AXI Bus Fabric, APB, AHB, and AXI, based bus architecture in UVM environment.
  • Create IP level module and sub-system verification plan, reusable Test Benches, test sequences, test infrastructure.
  • Create UVM based coverage driven verification plans from design specifications, review and refine to achieve coverage targets.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of working with low power design, UPF integration, boot sequence, power cycle, HW/SW interaction verification.
  • Knowledge of ARM low power design and power policy unit.
  • Understand the details of High Efficient High performance SOC Architecture, standard SOC component like Timer, DMA, memory management schemes, low power spec, multi-processor systems, Memory Controller Sub Systems, PLL, power up and Secured Boot schemes.
  • Working knowledge of basic IO protocols (SPI/Octal SPI/I2C/UART/I2S/I3C)
  • High speed I/O protocols such as Ethernet, SDIO, USB2.0, MIPI DSI/CSI
  • Work closely with DV leads to improve verification flow.
  • Strong experience with scripting languages like Perl and Python
  • Should be a great teammate with excellent communication and problem-solving skills and the desire to seek diverse challenges.
  • BSEE or MSEE with 7+ years of dedicated/hands-on DV experience using System Verilog.
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