Senior Engineer- I validation

Hyderabad, IN

Req ID: I464-22

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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 successful candidate will work with SOC/FPGA products of Microchip Technology and contribute towards Validation of Programming, Security, and Debug features of the FPGA. This role of Validation Engineer will involve deep analytical reasoning to understand, analyze and identify root causes of the system level failures that occur during Validation. Typical day would be spent on development and debug before concluding whether the observation is True Positive, False Positive, True Negative or False Negative.

Individual responsibilities and nature of work include:

  • Reading, interpreting multiple Design Specs, communicating with Designers to get clarity on expectations (Acceptance Criteria) of a use model.
  • Being a very versed documentation expert who can convert the Specification to Use Models and categorize the atomic configurations to come up with use cases in those use models.
  • Write system and product level validation/Emulation plans for new and existing silicon products and projects; execute per plan, record, and communicate results.
  • Design Creation on Libero SoC. Simulating block level and Systems level using ModelSim
  • Expertise to have used ARM/RISC-V IP stitching to RTL and execute Applications on them.
  • Learn new system designs and validation methodologies. Understand FPGA architectures.
  • Write high quality code in Verilog/SystemVerilog and ability to develop Embedded C applications to help validate System level use models.
  • Ability to review board level schematics and understanding of basic circuits.
  • Lab level debug using oscilloscopes, System level Validation and working knowledge on board debug based on Schematics.
  • Ability and interest to pick up new tools for Engineering activities and be an effective contributor in a cross-functional team-oriented environment.


Job Requirements

Knowledge/Experience/Required skills:

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor’s degree with 5 to 8 years of experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and good team player
  • Prior experience in Post Silicon Validation activities at Systems level for any FPGA vendor
  • Strong hands-on with RTL development (Verilog/VHDL) and debug for any industry standard FPGA.
  • knowledge of embedded processors such as RISC-V or ARM Cortex-M3 and familiarity with AMBA protocols.
  • Experience using Debug hardware like Jlink/Jtrace for FW development and debug.
  • Strong Lab debug experience and enthusiasm & patience to solve systems level hardware issues using Lab equipment, Embedded debuggers, and RTL debuggers.
  • Good documentation habits with working knowledge on MS Word and Excel
  • Programming Languages:
    • HDL's - Verilog / VHDL, SystemVerilog
    • Application development: Embedded C for ARM/RISCV processors
  • Tools
    • Experience using Microsemi Libero / Xilinx ISE / Altera Quartus
    • Experience using RTL debuggers like Synopsys Identify, Xilinx Chipscope, Altera Signaltap
    • Experience using IDEs for Embedded C development like IAR.

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience with Microsemi/Microchip FPGAs for SW tool flow and/or Systems level usage
  • Good understanding of Embedded Firmware development
  • Experience on Hardware Security Validation of crypto IP or processors
  • Prior experience in working with JTAG state machines.
  • Prior experience in IO behavior validation
  • Knowledge/Experience in Perl or any other scripting languages for Automation
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