Formal Verification Engineer



Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

As a Formal Verification Engineer at NVIDIA, you will verify the design and implementation of the industry's leading GPUs. In this position, your responsibilities will be to verify the micro-architecture using formal verification tools, define the verification scope, and ensure design correctness. You will employ advanced formal techniques to obtain sufficiently bounded proofs while working with architects, designers, and pre- & post-silicon verification teams to accomplish your tasks. You will efficiently execute the formal verification effort for the entire project cycle, delivering high-quality results on schedule, and clearly conveying those results to the team.

What you will be doing:

  • Identify key behaviors for verification to write clear testplans for complex designs.

  • Execute testplans using the latest formal techniques, including the development of environment assumptions, assertions and cover properties.

  • Develop abstraction models to overcome complexity challenges and obtain full proofs, or bounded proofs with sufficient coverage.

  • Drive tools to realize their best performance.

  • Debug RTL to identify causes of failure scenarios.

  • Contribute to flow and script development to improve team efficiency.

  • Articulate formal verification coverage of the design to partners.

What we need to see:

  • BS/MS/PhD or equivalent experience in CS/CE/EE/Mathematics.

  • 2+ years of experience.

  • Solid understanding of GPU/CPU architectures and designs.

  • Strong analytical skills to solve complex problems.

  • Knowledge of formal verification methodologies and techniques.

  • Able to implement abstraction techniques for effective verification.

  • Hands-on experience with Verilog / System Verilog HDLs, temporal logic assertions, and able to understand complex RTL quickly.

  • Excellent command of scripting using TCL, Perl, and Python.

  • Experience with a JasperGold and VC-Formal tools.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to effectively collaborate and work with members of a distributed team.

NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us. Are you creative and autonomous? Do you love the challenge of crafting the highest performance & lowest power silicon possible? If so, we want to hear from you. Come, join our GPU Formal Verification team and help build the real-time, cost-effective computing platform driving our success in this exciting and quickly growing field.

The base salary range is 108,000 USD - 247,250 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.