MIPS is hiring a
Senior Staff Design Verification Engineer in United States

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Senior Staff Design Verification Engineer
💵 $195k-$285k
📍United States
📅 Posted on Jun 10, 2024


The job is for a Senior Staff Verification Engineer at MIPS. The candidate will be responsible for owning verification efforts, working closely with designers and architects, developing functional test plans, and using various tools and methodologies. Ideally, the candidate should have experience in CPU architectures, ASIC design verification tools, Interconnect protocols, scripting, and functional test plan creation.


  • Familiarity with CPU architectures and superscalar designs and industry-leading RISC processors
  • Exposure to various ASIC design verification tools with good digital design concepts
  • Knowledge and experience with Interconnect protocols like AXI/ACE/OCP/CHI
  • Scripting experience in Python/Perl/TCL/Shell
  • Experience in creating functional test plans and implementing them as part of pre-silicon verification
  • Strong knowledge of Verilog/SystemVerilog/C/C++/Assembly
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with local and global teams
  • Masters's degree preferred in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering with 7+ years of industry experience with a focus on functional verification in CPU verification


  • Take full ownership and drive verification efforts to closure
  • Work closely with designers and architects to understand specifications at unit/top level
  • Understand use cases and develop functional test plans
  • Develop directed tests written in C, Assembly, and SystemVerilog
  • Develop random test generators to stress microarchitectural implementations
  • Analyze coverage and fix holes in the test plan
  • Enhance the verification environment and testbench using the latest methodologies, tools, and automation
  • Support for prototyping in FPGA and/or Emulation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with RISC-V, ARM, and/or MIPS CPU
  • Experience with multi-core and coherency
  • Familiarity with functional safety flows and requirements


  • The base salary range across the U.S. for this role is between $195,000-$285,000
  • This role may be eligible for equity, and other discretionary bonuses
  • MIPS offers comprehensive health, wellness, and financial benefits as part of a competitive total rewards package
  • The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of job-related factors, including location, skills, experience, and education
  • At MIPS, you’ll be a member of a fast-growing team of technologists that are creating the industry’s highest performance RISC-V processors
  • Small teams that are part of a non-compartmentalized structure – you’ll be able to understand and have an impact on the bigger picture
  • A great deal of autonomy, with support from some of the industry’s most experienced CPU engineers
  • An unlimited growth path – with the right skills, you can decide where you want to expand and grow in your role at MIPS
  • The opportunity to learn a great deal about the blossoming RISC-V architecture in cutting edge applications with industry leading customers
  • MIPS provides meaningful benefits programs and products to associates and their families
  • MIPS offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement savings, and paid leave!
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