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Job Category: FPGA Verification Engineer

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2735

Status: Full-Time



FPGA Verification Engineer


Location: Remote / Pasadena, CA


Note: Due to nature of work, only US Persons (citizens or permanent residents) need apply for this position. 


Who We Are:

We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people work across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. 


Position Summary:

Looking for a FPGA Verification Engineer with a strong design background to work on Mars Sample Return Program to support FPGA development for the Lander Vision System (LVS).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Develop FPGA RTL design in System Verilog
  • Develop design architecture and corresponding documentation
  • Develop directed test cases when appropriate
  • Reviewing verification plan/matrix
  • Reviewing verification environment and implementing updates
  • Developing test cases
  • Debugging failing cases
  • Completing 100% functional and code coverage
  • Participating in peer and developmental reviews
  • Supporting gate-level simulation



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with FPGA Development, doing both design and verification


Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Experience with complex and large-scale FPGA development.
  • Strong experience in designing complex FPGAs from cradle to grave
  • Experience with the latest industry FPGA verification methodologies utilizing UVM and System Verilog - performed on Mentor Questa sim environment
  • Experience in all aspects of design verification:
    • Verification planning (Verification plan & Verification matrix)
    • Verification test-bench development (block-level & system-level)
    • Test case writing
    • Coverage closure (Functional & code-coverage)
    • Tools:
      • Simulation (Mentor Questa)
      • Continuous integration (Bamboo)
      • Configuration management (git)
      • Bug-tracking (JIRA)
      • Formal verification (0-in)
    • Comfortable working in Linux/Unix environment
    • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
    • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently
    • Ability to work effectively in a team
    • Experience designing FPGA systems for camera/vision systems
    • UVMF expertise is a plus
    • Experience working with radiation hardened (Rad Hard) systems



Salary Range: $100-$160K


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.