Specman/e Design Verification Engineer (UK)

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Specman/e verification engineer. You should have developed block and chip environments in Specman (from scratch), for a variety of applications. You should love the language, be expert in the tools, and be patient and sympathetic with your SystemVerilog/UVM fellows. They are not the enemy :-)

If you think you have this level of expertise, we invite you to join our highly motivated team of consultants, providing clients with the very best in verification. You will be exposed to a diverse range of designs and application areas. We work on leading edge Audio, Automotive, Comms, Processors, Space, Video and more.

You will have the opportunity to travel, present at conferences, win best paper awards, or get involved with industry standards. We do all of that. In addition to being good, we like to be seen to be good.

As a permanent full-time employee of Verilab, you will be responsible for all aspects of verification planning, management and implementation. You will be directly involved with helping build and grow client relationships.

You will be working alongside some of the smartest and most enthusiastic people in the industry. Verilab is a company where your skills will be tested, nurtured, and where your contribution makes a difference.

Relocation is not required. Remote working from an alternative UK location will be considered. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc/MSc in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • At least 7 years of project-proven verification experience on block and chip-level designs.
  • Experienced Specman/e developer:
    • Block and integration-level
    • Coverage-driven, self-checking verification environments from scratch
    • High-level sequence-based stimulus
    • Complex transaction-based checkers (e.g. scoreboards with data translation and ordering)
    • Register models
  • Specification level checks for multiple protocols, e.g. Cache Coherency, AXI, DDRx, PCIe, USBx.
  • Verification planning:
    • Requirements capture and traceability
    • Estimation, prioritisation
    • Metrics used to determine verification closure
  • Ownership of work, from planning to implementation.
  • Experience dealing directly with strict deadlines and technical challenges.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with others.

Other Interesting Qualifications

  • Expertise in SystemVerilog/UVM.
  • C/C++/SystemC implementation of reference model and integration into HVL verification environments.
  • Formal Verification: Formal Property Verification, Proof Kits.
  • Experience leading a technical team, including mentoring, training, and performing technical peer reviews.
  • Embedded programming (C/C++ or Assembly) for ARM, or GPU processors.
  • Python or Perl.

Verilab is an established international professional services firm of verification experts. Founded in 2000, we specialise in solving the toughest functional verification problems for ASIC, FPGA and independent IP development. Our work ranges from rescuing projects struggling with verification, through sophisticated verification IP development, to complete methodology engineering. We innovate, implement, manage and coach.


  • Full-time permanent employee with competitive salary.
  • Company-sponsored pension.
  • Medical cover. Life insurance. Income protection.
  • 26 days paid holidays, plus statutory days.
  • Eligibility for bonuses.
  • Birthday gifts.
  • Book budget.
  • Leading industry career and personal development training.

Additional Requirements

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
  • The ability to travel.
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