SMTS II, ASIC Verification Engineering

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-San Francisco
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At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and consumer platforms.


And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in Silicon Valley since 1990 and are continually anticipating key technology trends to develop innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker and developer of innovative software solutions, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges throughout the industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real-life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in the market today.


Our Security Division is dedicated to providing a secure foundation for a connected world. Integrating technologies from acquisitions in cryptography, mobile payments, and smart ticketing, our innovative solutions span areas including tamper resistance, network security and trusted transaction services. Our technologies protect billions of licensed products annually, providing secure access to data and creating an economy of digital trust between our customers and their customer base.


Rambus Security Division (RSD) is hiring a talented Senior ASIC Verification Engineer to join our world class technology team in our San Francisco or Sunnyvale office. This engineer will participate in the verification of secure ASIC cores developed by RSD, working with cross functional teams including ASIC design engineers and architects, other verification engineers and system test engineers, security experts, and cryptographers. Cryptography and hardware security experience is not required, but an ability to, and interest in, learning about these areas is important.

  • Design and implement verification test plans, testbenches, infrastructure and platforms
  • Work with ASIC designers and architects to produce thoroughly verified, robust IP
  • Assist with bring-up and debug of hardware projects


  • BS or MS degree in electrical or computer engineering or closely related degree strongly preferred; but substantial, relevant, outstanding work experience may substitute in some cases
  • 8-12 years of experience working as a verification engineer or related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills: Ability to explain complex concepts in front of technical audience
  • Strong desire to take ownership of all verification aspects of a project
  • High technical competence that includes a track record of effective verification of complex digital designs.
  • Solid understanding of standard ASIC verification techniques, including:
    • Test planning
    • Testbench creation
    • Code and Functional coverage
    • Directed and random stimulus generation
    • Assertions
  • Solid understanding of verification methodologies and one or more of the following standard testbench languages:
    • SystemVerilog (OVM/UVM)
    • C/C++
    • Verilog PLI
  • Comfortable in a Unix development environment (make, scripting, SVN, etc.)
  • Familiarity with advanced verification techniques such as object-oriented testbenches and formal verification


Beneficial Experience


  • Experience developing object-oriented testbench infrastructure in C++, OVM, or UVM
  • Experience in creating FPGA bitfiles for FPGA emulation/acceleration purposes
  • Familiarity with IP integration, IP core delivery, and handoff issues
  • Data, software, and/or network security; cryptography
  • Ability to work with technical writers in the production of technical documentation


Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Able and willing to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks so as to achieve goals in an innovative, fast-paced, and often high-pressure environment
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Passionate about writing clean and neat code that adheres to coding standards




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

Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information, visit rambus.com.

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


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