Senior MTS Emulation Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Senior MTS Emulation Engineer to join our SOC team within the Memory Interface group in San Jose, CA. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer.


As a Senior MTS Emulation Engineering, the candidate will be reporting to Manager Emulation Engineering and is a Full-Time position. We are looking for an experienced “hands on” engineer in the areas of either emulation, validation or verification to join our dynamic and multi-disciplinary team focused on the emulation of our CXL memory products. In this role you will help to contribute to develop the emulation infrastructure, architecture, and methodologies as well as executing emulation build plans, compiling and making emulation builds, bring-up the SoC on the emulator, and execute the emulation testing. As an Emulation Engineer you will gain experience with processor-memory interfaces, including CXL and DDR topologies and protocols, as well as system level end to end testing of complex SoCs. The candidate will need to have strong organization, communication, teamwork, and debugging skills.


  • Developing emulation scripts, infrastructure, processes, and test architectures
  • Executing emulation build plan for IP blocks as well as system level testing
  • Compiling / building emulation builds
  • Debugging initial build and SoC bring up on emulator
  • Executing emulation testing and debugging test and SoC issues
  • Develop scripts for automating build and test execution
  • Test and debug of emulation infrastructure IP
  • Bring up and configuration of emulation lab HW


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
  • 3+ years of experience or 2+ with MS degree
  • Fast learner with interest in hands-on lab work, silicon debug, and system level testing
  • Must be a team player, working well with other engineers and circuit/logic/system designers
  • Good system level debug skills
  • Background experience in either emulation, validation or verification
  • Experience with SoC products, with experience handling various IP blocks a plus
  • Understanding of SoC architectures
  • Background in SoC test methodologies, including automation and scripting
  • Working knowledge of test and measurement equipment, troubleshooting and debugging
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language: Python, TCL, CSH, Beanshell
  • Knowledge of at least one HDL: Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Linux or similar OS environments
  • Knowledge of Cadence based emulation systems is an asset
  • Knowledge of processor / memory system architecture is an asset
  • Knowledge of ARM processors and toolchains is an asset
  • Knowledge of RISC-V processors and toolchains is an asset
  • Experience with bring-up and debug of PCIe / CXL is an asset
  • Experience with DDR4 and/or DDR5 is an asset

About Rambus

Rambus is a global company that makes industry-leading memory interface chips and Silicon IP to advance data center connectivity and solve the bottleneck between memory and processing. With over 30 years of semiconductor experience, we are a leading provider of high-performance products and innovations that maximize the bandwidth, capacity and security for AI and other data-intensive workloads. Our world-class team is the foundation of our company, and our innovative spirit drives us to develop the cutting-edge products and technologies essential for tomorrow’s systems.


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program, and gym membership.


The US salary range for this full-time position is $107,200.00 to $199,200.00.  Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location and market conditions.


Rambus is committed to cultivating a culture where we actively seek to understand, respect, and celebrate the complex and rich identities of ourselves and others. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives are geared towards valuing the differences in backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts at Rambus to help enhance collaboration, teamwork, engagement, and innovation. At Rambus, we believe that we can be our best when every member of our organization feels respected, included, and heard.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our job application procedures. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please feel free to inform us in your application.


Rambus does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.


For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


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