ASIC Hardware Engineer - Graduate - Cairo, Egypt
Location:Cairo Al Qahirah, Egypt
Area of InterestEngineer - Software
Job TypeEarly in Career
What You'll Do
It used to be that high-speed packet forwarding was performed in dedicated ASIC designs. These days we are looking to make those ASICs more general and programmable. Core ASIC Group is looking for a ASIC Verification Engineer to drive existing projects and engage in new development of our next generation switching systems.
As part of the ASIC team, you will be developing the ASICs at the heart of each of these switch products. There are only a very few teams worldwide that implement such devices. Every time you access the Internet, chances are, your data's been through one of our switches.
Who You'll Work With
You will work with Cisco’s best-in-class switching solution team. Our team is responsible for driving integration of the Nexus systems and ACI with software, including OpenStack, Docker, and Open vSwitch, to help our customers build multitenant clouds.
Who You Are
You are a talented, motivated ASIC verification engineer to join the team and contribute to the verification of very complex ASICs. You will have a Design Verification background, hands-on experience in System Verilog and UVM methodology, with in-depth knowledge of C++, scripting, as well as ASIC design and verification flow.
You’ll be part of Core ASIC Group, focusing on developing and upgrading various test benches and contributing to different aspects of verification infrastructure.
You will collaborate closely with the design team and the hardware team to verify the ASIC in simulation, in emulation and during ASIC bring up.
- Maintaining existing UVM test benches for block level verification
- Upgrading test benches to accommodate new features
- Developing sequences and tests in UVM as per the testplan
- Upgrading/updating configuration/reset sequences (APIs)
- Writing tests, and debugging regressions
- Be a part of emulation testing efforts
Education and Experience Required:
- University Graduate with Bachelor’s degree in EE (Electrical & Electronics) or CE (Computer Engineering)
- Relevant experience with System Verilog based verification
Knowledge and Skills:
- Basic understanding of System Verilog
- Ability to understand hardware design specification document for a block or feature and capture the necessary tests to verify it full.
- Ability to debug issues independently
- Knowledge of UVM based verification methodology is a plus
- Basic scripting experience (Python, Perl, shell programming)
- Nice to have C, C++ programming and debugging skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Collaborative and team-focused, with the drive to learn and grow
We Are Cisco
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns, and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
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