Senior Engineer II, Validation

Nationwide, IN

Req ID: I209-22

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Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

The chosen candidate will be a member of the IP Engineering group in Microsemi India and report to the IP Engineering Manager. This is a hands-on technical contributor role that will allow the right candidate to develop their engineering skills and participate in varied, interesting and challenging development projects. The role of Validation Engineer will involve a deep understanding of the FPGA architecture, protocols, boards while getting an opportunity to work with the latest tools and technologies. The successful candidate works to achieve operational targets with major impact on the departmental results.

Job Requirements

Individual responsibility will include • Create System and FPGA designs to exercise all the use models targeted for each IP mimicking end applications in a customer setting • Write system and IP level validation plans; execute per plan, record and communicate results • Understanding spec., writing validation plan and executing per plan. Record and communicate results • Understand hardware architectures, use models and system level design implementations required to utilize the IP features at IP and system level • Be an effective contributor in a cross-functional team-oriented environment. • Write high quality code in Verilog, VHDL and C code for embedded processors. • Learn new system designs and validation methodologies. Understand FPGA architectures • Be conversant with on-chip debug tools Essential Requirements • Minimum requirements: BE or Masters degree with 5+ yrs of experience • A demonstrable track record of Validation both at the block and system level • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English • History of working to defined processes and procedures • Strong debugging and analytical skills and independent problem-solving ability • Design with RTL coding in Verilog/ VHDL and Verification of RTL • Possess an in-depth understanding of hardware architectures, system level IC design implementation, knowledge of how to create end use scenarios • Experience using Simulation (ModelSim) and Synthesis (Synplicity) tools • Basic knowledge of embedded processors such as ARM Cortex-M3 or RISC and familiarity with AMBA protocols APB, AHB, AXI, ACE • Working knowledge on embedded software C/C++ is also a plus • Good knowledge of embedded processors and peripherals such as SPI, I2C, UART, Ethernet, PCI and USB • Knowledge of high-speed memory interfaces is a plus such as QDRII+Extreme, DDR4/3, LPDDR3 etc • Strong technical background in FPGA prototype emulation, and debug, failure analysis • Excellent Board level debug capabilities in lab environment: hands-on troubleshooting skills for digital logic and analog circuit on PCB’s using oscilloscopes, digital analyzers, protocol exercisers and analyzers, integrated logic analyzers (e.g. Synopsys Idenitfy, Xilinx Chipscope, Altera Signalscope, Lattice Reveal • Hands-on systems level design and debug experience with at least two of the following high-speed serial communications protocols: · PCIe Gen1/2/3 · Interlaken (10.3125 Gbps) · CPRI (614.4Mbps – 12.672 Gbps) · SGMII or QSGMII · XAUI or HiGig/+/II · TSE, 10GBASE-R/-KR · Serial Rapid IO · Serial Digital Interfaces SDI-SD/HD/3GHD · OTN · XGPON · USB 3.0 Advantageous Characteristics: • Experience designing solutions with Microchip (Microsemi) FPGAs • Knowledge of processor based systems • C, C++ or object-oriented programming skills is big plus • Knowledge and experience in embedded firmware development is big plus • Good understanding of embedded firmware/software development process is a plus • Knowledge and experience in JTAG, SVF and 1532 standards and STAPL programming is a plus • Knowledge of PERL/TCL scripting is a plus • Knowledge in the bring-up of embedded Linux

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