Senior Staff Engineer, Digital Verification


Chennai, Tamilnadu, IN

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary:

This position is for a Sr. Staff Engineer who will join the IDC Chennai pSemi verification team. The primary responsibilities include but will not be limited to define the verification methodology and infrastructure, develop and deploy verification and validation environment of digital circuits, track deliverables to ensure timely execution with high quality. The individual will work closely with the digital design, verification, and Product Development teams in other design centers.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Development and deployment of verification and validation environment of digital circuits
  • Design, build, and maintain verification test suites to fully verify ICs
  • Deliver detailed test plans for verification of digital design blocks
  • Definition of verification simulation tool flow
  • Identify and write all types of coverage measures for stimulus and corner-cases
  • Debug tests with design engineers to deliver functionally correct design blocks.
  • Close coverage measures to identify verification holes
  • Run ATPG test vectors and verify scan chain
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to identify automation and tool requirements
  • Work closely with the characterization and test teams to support post silicon validation
  • Technical and career growth of the team
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams in other geographical locations
  • Build strong relationships with design groups in other design centers
  • Support independent product development and provide support for other design groups
  • Collaborate with the IDC founding team and develop and maintain a positive growth culture in IDC


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of inadequately defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 12+ years of experience in digital design and/or verification, depending on level of education and experience
  • Proficiency in logic design verification
  • Experience in industry standard verification tools and methodologies using SystemVerilog, UVM
  • Ability to debug and perform root cause failure analysis at RTL level
  • Familiarity with basic digital circuit design and RTL
  • Familiarity with interface specifications such as SPI or I2C
  • Familiarity with Cadence and Synopsys tool suites
  • Familiarity with DFT and scan insertion
  • Demonstrated scripting and software skills (C, C++, Perl, Python, Tcl) to develop or enhance productivity tools
  • Familiarity with Verification Flow


Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of sub-micron technology is highly desired
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience working with global design and cross functional teams
  • Experience in DSP verification
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Use of FPGA to validate digital RTL and gates is a PLUS
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, documentation and presentation skills
  • Leader who can develop technical skills of the team
  • Experience handling test equipment such as oscilloscopes, function generators, pattern generators, logic analyzers, etc.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor required; Master preferred in Electrical/Computer Engineering


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift off

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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