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Senior IC Verification/Validation Engineer
u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Our solutions let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and a growing ecosystem of product supporting data services, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
Senior IC Verification/Validation Engineer
To support the growing verification and validation activities of next-generation SoCs in positioning, cellular and short-range applications, u-blox Athens is looking for talented senior engineer with solid expertise and high interest in IC verification, validation and characterization with experience in wireless communication projects.
To work in u-blox IC team you need to be committed, curious, creative, innovative, enthusiastic about new technologies, striving for excellence and with a sense of commitment. You will be working in a growing international team in SoC verification and validation.
Key responsibilities for the successful candidate will be to contribute in the IP and top-level verification, validation and characterization activities using UVM, Formal methods, and develop embedded SW required for IC verification, validation and production.

  • Responsible for the quality of IP and/or SoC firmware driven verification, validation characterization of wireless communication systems.
  • Creation of verification, validation and characterization requirements, development and execution of respective verification/validation and characterizations plans on time.
  • Develop C based FW, UVM tests and testbenches in UVM environments
  • Write System Verilog Assertions
  • Verification of IPs and subsystems by means of Formal Verification techniques (SVAs) and tools.
  • Implement verification coverage to support coverage driven verification targets.
  • Develop and reuse existing FW in pre and post-silicon environments such as FPGA prototypes, ASIC simulators and lab environments.
  • Develop and reuse existing FW for production purposes.
  • Investigate issues, debug designs, FW tests and verification benches (RTL and Gate Level) using simulation tools and board (Silicon and FPGA)
  • Support local junior team members in different verifications activities: formal verification, FW, SVA, UVM, Flow.
  • Documentation own work and creation of specifications to define team member’s tests and benches to be developed.
  • Verification and validation flow implementation and updates targeting EDA tools.
  • Interact with different design and system teams located in different locations in Europe.
  • PhD/MS or BS in electrical, electronic, or computing engineering.
  • 7+ years’ continuous industrial experience in IC verification, validation and characterization.
  • Firm expertise in embedded SW architecture, development and associated flow for ARM based SoC (subsystems/top-level) verification, validation and characterization for wireless communication systems (Wifi, LTE, GPS/GNSS)
  • Firm expertise with HDL languages for verification (Verilog, VHDL, SystemVerilog)
  • Firm expertise in high-level programming languages (C/C++) for ARM processors
  • Firm experience with low-level FW programming and driver development
  • Experience with IC validation using FPGA prototyping and/or silicon characterization platforms
  • Expert in Verification methodologies (FW driven, UVM, Coverage, Formal, etc)
  • Experience with lab equipment to debug, validate and characterize SoCs is an advantage.
  • Familiar with Unix environment and shell programming/scripting (C-shell, Tcl, Perl, Python)
  • Experience in production environment is highly appreciated.
  • Soft skills:
    • Rigorous, Autonomous, Self-motivated, Proactive and well organized
    • Objective driven and team oriented mindset willing to help junior team members
    • Good oral and written communication (English language)
  • Technical Documentation and reports (English language)
  • Experience with version control systems
  • Greek (or EU) citizen or holder of a valid Greek work permit will be an asset
Do you want to learn more about our company and what we believe in? Get to know u-blox in this video and visit our career site:
Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.
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