What does a Design Verification Engineer do?

Verification engineers build and implement systems designed to test products, programs, and other tools to determine if they function properly as intended. They establish and implement verification and testing standards and policies. They create software programs and algorithms to run testing procedures and operations. They produce drawings, workflows, and design specifications. They perform testing, debugging, and troubleshooting. They often create technical manuals and other materials, and produce and maintain detailed documentation related to verification activities and outcomes.

Verification engineers have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or technical field, although many roles require an advanced degree. Experience with verification interfaces and programs is expected. Proficiency with programming tools and languages is helpful. These roles require careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

What responsibilities are common for Design Verification Engineer jobs?
  • Experience with SOC DDR verification for a full product cycle from definition to silicon, including writing SOC level test plans, develop tests, debugging failures and coverage signoff.
  • Perform verification activities (simulation) to satisfy company objectives.
  • Run tests, debug failures to root cause, and recommend fixes.
  • Engage with partners to drive continuous improvement to both the design, to verification plans/collateral, and to methodology to prevent, reduce, and/or find bugs sooner, more easily, or more reliably.
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and mentorship to other engineers in your areas of expertise.
  • This person will be in a cross disciplinary team environment and will need to be able to thrive on tackling challenges, as the position requires the use of problem solving skills in a hands-on work environment to address problems and implement appropriate design or process changes.
  • Participate in customer and certification authority audits to ensure adherence to customer requirements and regulatory guidelines.
  • Implement an automated process to generate and compile native and third-party test code.
  • Develop regression strategy to execute test code as needed for design releases and compliance requirements.
  • Define and implement functional coverage and drive coverage closure.
  • Estimate resource needs and mapping tasks to team members.
  • Become an expert on the overall debug architecture, understand customer use models, and understand interactions with other parts of the SOC, with the platform, and with software.
  • Replicate functional issues found in external environments or post-silicon. review/enhance tests to verify bug fixes.
  • Identify and close technical and project management related items.
  • The individual will also have technical foresight to integrate the appropriate requirements, processes, procedures and tools as this development program will lead to the future generation of navigation, video and cockpit products.
  • Drive product security awareness and methodology across the team.
What are the typical qualifications for Design Verification Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer engineering computer science or electrical engineering.
  • Experience with FPGA Design, LLVM, HLS, DDR Memory, and MATLAB software and systems.
  • Experience with ASIC Verification, ASIC Design, GPUS, C#, SOC, and PERL software and systems.
  • Working knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog, C, FPGA, and Python.
  • Fluent in writing protocols, compiling, Hardware verification, and firmware.
  • Comfortable with emulation, regression testing, and algorithm design.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Design Verification Engineer make?

Confident
$131,210 /yr
Total Pay
$105,740
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$25,470
 /yr

Additional Pay

$131,210

 / yr
$85K$206K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Design Verification Engineer Career Path

Learn how to become a Design Verification Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Verification Engineer
$117,107/yr
Senior Verification Engineer
$115,584/yr
Design Verification Engineer

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
9%
2 - 4
35%
5 - 7
21%
8+
35%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Design Verification Engineer Insights

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NVIDIANVIDIA
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Aug 12, 2022

“Amazing mentorship and truly interesting projects that make going to work in the morning something I actually look forward to.”

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Jun 22, 2021

“I'm working in mirafra last 3.5 years .it is good to start your career.”

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Nov 22, 2021

“I am not sure if management trusts me or they simply doesn't care what I am doing.”

Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments
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Mar 28, 2022

“I was given meaningful projects and my supervisor helped me with every question I had.”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
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Mar 19, 2022

“Get to meet a lot of people that is important to start a good career”

Capgemini EngineeringCapgemini Engineering
Design Verification Engineer
Nov 19, 2020

“slow career growth but good for onsite opportunity”

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Design Verification Engineer
Apr 2, 2022

“Good good good good good”

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Oct 11, 2022

“Company is good but not giving proper yearly bonus”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Design Verification Engineer

When working as a Design Verification Engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are FPGA Design, Systemverilog, Scripting Languages, Object Oriented Programming, and Statics.

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The most common qualifications to become a Design Verification Engineer include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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