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The MITRE Corporation Senior ASIC Verification Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

MITRE’s Electronic Systems Development and Embedded Security department is seeking to hire talented and creative engineers with significant expertise in verifying complex designs targeting digital ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to lead and support advanced research and development projects of national significance.

As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to architect and verify technical solutions for a wide range of challenges currently faced by our government sponsors. We specialize in rapid prototyping of advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems on leading edge semiconductor process technologies. As an applied research organization, we focus on capability development and demonstration. Our world class labs provide a canvas for our team to conduct hands-on research, testing, and develop tangible solutions to support our military leaders and reinforce our nation’s defense.

Roles & Responsibilities:

This position provides an exciting opportunity to design and verify digital designs on leading edge process nodes producing game-changing complex integrated circuits (ICs) in support of mission critical programs. Key opportunities include:

  • Working on cross-disciplinary teams of highly talented and motivated engineers on projects of national importance

  • Designing and verifying advanced architectures for high throughput signal processing, SoCs (Systems on Chip), radar, PNT, and secure solutions for hardware

  • Develop low size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C), highly integrated circuits

  • Verification of algorithms in SW/HW on embedded systems

  • Component development and verification across both FPGA and ASIC technologies

  • Lead testing of custom prototypes in the lab and on automated test equipment (ATE)

Basic Qualifications:

We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep on challenging technical problems. Minimum qualifications include:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or similar field.

  • Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a DoD Secret security clearance

  • Candidates should have a strong foundation in programming and experience with one or more RTL languages such as VHDL, Verilog/System Verilog, and a solid background with RTL synthesis and simulation tools

  • Experience developing test plans and verification methodologies (UVM, OVM)

  • Experience with using bus functional models (BFMs) and verification IPs (VIPs)

  • Experience with industry standard best practices for design, verification, test, and deployment

  • Familiarity with scripting languages and build tools (TCL, Python, cmake, etc.)

  • Experience with Verification and/or Synthesis tools from industry leading EDA vendors such as Cadence, Synopsys, and/or Siemens

  • Strong foundation in digital design, semiconductor physics, and circuit analysis

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. In addition, candidates must meet requirements to support project work onsite in our labs and classified facilities on the Bedford Campus

  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or similar field and 5+ years of related experience

  • Experience verifying on advanced semiconductor process nodes < 28/32nm

  • Proficient in assertion base verification

  • Experience with ATE equipment and applicable SW programs

  • Experience with chip-level requirements validation and characterization including functional and parametric collections

  • Experience developing technical requirements and/or verifying designs targeting low-SWaP applications

  • Strong digital signal processing skills and experience mapping signal processing algorithms

  • Strong understanding of internal workings of electronic design automation (EDA) tools used for ASIC and FPGA development

  • Experience deploying designs on FPGA or SDR platforms, from RTL, through simulation & synthesis, to lab bring-up and debugging

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