Technical Leader ASIC Verification

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Cisco’s silicon team has a proud heritage with over 20-years of demonstrated excellence in delivering innovative, high performance, quality silicon across Cisco’s networking portfolio.  Network processors, DSP, wireless, security, SoCs and beyond, silicon provides the differentiation that enables Cisco products to achieve multi-billion dollars in revenue.  Our team in Research Triangle Park is looking for bright, talented, and passionate ASIC engineers to help lead Cisco through the digital transformation of today.  You will be challenged to leverage your expertise to architect, design, verify, and implement Cisco’s next generation of cutting-edge ASICs. 


  • Author verification environment specifications, create test plans, and participate in micro-architecture specification reviews.
  • Architect and implement complex verification environments.
  • Help define, evolve, and support our 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 vendors.
  • Triage, debug, and root cause simulation, software bring-up, and customer failures.
  • Perform diagnostic and post silicon validation tests in the lab.
  • Mentor and coach colleagues.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer engineering.
  • 10+ years of ASIC verification experience.
  • Excellent Verilog/System Verilog programming skills.
  • Substantial experience with UVM.
  • Solid understanding of object oriented programming principles, constrained random stimulus, and a coverage driven verification approach.
  • Strong interactive and waveform debug skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaborative and team-focused with the drive to learn and grow.
  • Scripting experience (Python, Perl, TCL, shell programming) highly desirable.

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 bold 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 are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.

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Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

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