[Remote] ASIC Design Verification Engineer

  • Location:
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today, but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.

What You'll Do:

You will participate in the ASIC design verification for Cisco high-end switching products. Author verification environment specifications, test plans, and participate in micro-architecture specification reviews. Architect and implement complex verification environments. Define, evolve, and support the Cisco Silicon One verification methodology. Develop and analyze functional coverage. Collaborate with the design team to analyze and close code coverage. Scope third party verification IP requirements and solicit/evaluate vendors. Collaborate with software teams to perform HW/SW system co-simulation in advance of prototypes. Triage, debug, and root cause simulation, software bring-up, and customer issues. Perform diagnostic and post silicon validation tests in the lab. Mentor colleagues.

Responsibilities include: development of simulation models, test plan, direct and random tests, code or functional coverage, multi-chip/system simulation, and performance analysis. Collaborate with the hardware, software designers and vendors.

Who You’ll Work With:

Join the Cisco Silicon One team in developing a unified silicon architecture for web scale, service provider, campus and enterprise networks. Cisco’s RTP silicon team provides a unique experience for ASIC engineers by combining the resources offered by a large multi-geography silicon organization and a large campus (with onsite gym, healthcare, and café, social interest groups, and philanthropy), with the startup culture and breadth of growth opportunities that working in a smaller ASIC team can provide. At Cisco, we connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking ambitious risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals; and we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.

You will work with outstanding talent with vast ASIC development expertise (in design, dv, dft, physical design and post silicon validation). The team comprises of micro-architects, front-end design and verification engineers with experience ranging from 0-25 years. (we have a strong pipeline of incoming university graduates).

With Cisco being a system’s company, you will also have an opportunity to work with System and Software teams that will use the ASIC and will participate in the journey of taking it from sample arrival through system validation to first customer shipments.

Who You Are:

You have the ability to take on problems of moderate scope involving multiple modules, work under general supervision and follow established procedures. Your work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. You possess excellent written and verbal communications, team and people skills, share information and communicates clearly to team members. You encourage and accept personal feedback, promote collaboration between team members. You also use acquired professional knowledge to make decisions, exercise judgement within defined standards and consult with management.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • 2+years of ASIC verification experience.
  • Must be proficient in System Verilog/UVM. Knowledge of Linux is critical. C/C++
  • Must be familiar with ASIC design and verification processes, methodology and tools.
  • Must have strong debugging skills (post-silicon lab bring-up experience is a plus).
  • Expertise in Verilog/System Verilog programming.
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming principles, constrained random stimulus, and a coverage driven verification approach.
  • Scripting experience (Python, Perl, TCL, shell programming)
  • Strong interactive and waveform debug skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaborative and team-focused approach.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Networking ASIC design verification
  • Experience with formal verification (logic equivalency checking)


MSEE/CS combined with 5+ years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 8+ years of related experience.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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! #WeAreCisco

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

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