Senior Verification Engineer


About the job
Microsoft is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge technology that changes our world. The Silicon IP Architecture and Verification team is seeking passionate, driven, and intellectually curious silicon verification engineer who can work with cross-discipline teams (systems, firmware, architecture, design, validation, product engineering, …) to develop environment and test cases to verify SOC designs. The ideal candidate is also passionate about developing systematic and efficient methods to detect hardware/software vulnerabilities.

Our team is involved in numerous projects within Microsoft developing custom silicon for a diverse set of systems ranging from innovative high-performance consumer products like Xbox to Azure cloud servers, clients, and IoT SOCs.


The role will be responsible for creation of verification environments and tests, pre-silicon verification at the block, sub-system, and SoC levels – functional, stress, performance and application-level use cases, and SoC level Coverage.


B.S. or higher in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar.
8+ years of experience in developing test plans, creating simulation environments, developing tests, and debugging for multiple IPs, SoCs or systems.
Proficient in System Verilog, C/C++, and scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or Perl.


Experience in pre-silicon verification of blocks/sub systems and SoCs through full cycle
In depth knowledge of verification principles, testbenches, stimulus generation, coverage.
Substantial background in creating SV/UVM Test Benches, developing tests, debugging designs and closing coverage.
Solid understanding of chip and/or computer architecture
Experience writing tests in C/C++, System Verilog and UVM
Scripting language such as Python, Ruby, or Perl
Excellent communication skills
Energetic and self-motivated

Prior Experience In The Following Would Also Be Valuable

Experience with PCIe/MIPI subsystems
Experience with the use of formal verification methods
Experience in RTL design for FPGA or emulation
Experience in Assembly, start-up code and linker scripts.
Experience in developing makefiles for software development.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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