Formal Verification Engineer - New College Grad 2024



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

As a Formal Verification Engineer at NVIDIA, you will work in the formal verification team for the industry's leading chips. In this position, your responsibilities will include the verification of the micro-architecture using formal verification tools to employ the latest model checking and equivalence checking techniques, define the verification scope, and ensure design correctness. You will employ sophisticated formal techniques while working with architects, designers, and pre- & post-silicon verification teams to accomplish your tasks. In addition, you will efficiently implement the formal verification effort for the entire project cycle, delivering high-quality results on schedule and conveying those results to the team.

What you will be doing:

  • Implement 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.

  • Develop flow and script to automate and improve team efficiency.

  • Articulate formal verification coverage of the design to partners.

What we need to see:

  • A Ph.D. in CS/CE/EE/Mathematics or equivalent experience.

  • Some relevant work or internship experience.

  • Experience or projects of GPU/CPU/SoC designs.

  • Strong analytical and collaboration skills to solve complex problems.

  • Hands-on experience with Verilog / System Verilog HDLs, SVA assertions, and ability to understand RTL code quickly.

  • Hands-on experience with Jasper, VC Formal, or other formal tools.

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

  • Excellent communication 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 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.