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Come join the company leading the technological revolution in artificial intelligence. BrainChip is a global technology company producing a groundbreaking neuromorphic processor that brings artificial intelligence to the edge in a way that is beyond the capabilities of other products.

We are the world’s first commercial producer of ultra-low-power and high-performance artificial intelligence technology processors that enables a wide array of applications such as self-driving cars, hearing aids, drones, and agricultural equipment. The event-based neural network processor is inspired by the spiking nature of the human brain and is implemented in an industry-standard digital process.

Our company was recognized as one of the “Startups Worth Watching in 2021” in EE Times’ annual Silicon 100 list of global semiconductor technologies and our founder was named the winner of the AI Hardware 2021 Innovator Award. We have offices in Laguna Hills, California; Toulouse, France; Hyderabad, India; and Perth, Australia. We are also publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (BRN:ASX) and the OTC Market (BRCHF).

Job Title: ASIC Verification Engineer

Reports To: Director of Digital Design

Department: Engineering


The ASIC Verification Engineer primary job function is Pre-Silicon Design Verification of Spiking Neural Network IP and SOC designs using industry standard verification methodologies.


  • Pre-Silicon Design verification of next generation Spiking Neural Network IPs and SoCs, blocks and/or chip top-level.
  • Collaborate with other team members to define a verification methodology and a test plan.
  • Develop IP level verification environments including stimulus generators, monitors, scoreboards, and coverage collectors
  • Build self-checking test benches for SoC blocks and chip top-level verification.
  • Develop verification plan for IP and SOC features
  • Generate directed and random test cases, write regression scripts, and report code and functional coverage.
  • Do a first level debug for root cause classification (TB, HW, or SW issue), and work with design team to validate fixes or workarounds.
  • Run Gate level simulations, and replicate Silicon/FPGA bugs in the test bench environment.
  • Develop and grow verification infrastructure to improve verification productivity and regression management
  • Contribute to identifying and adopting best engineering practices with cross functional teams


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or related degree or certification required.
  • 2+ years of experience in System Verilog or UVM/OVM based verification
  • Good skills in verification methodology, test planning and test bench architecture
  • Very good experience with System Verilog and advanced verification techniques: constrained random verification, code/functional/assertion coverage.
  • Experience in integrating Verification IPs, and HW/SW Co-Simulation is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ARM based SoC architecture and system busses (AHB, AXI, APB) is strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of standard SoC interfaces (SPI, I2C, ect…) and high-speed IO protocols (PCIe, USB, DDR) is a plus.
  • Programming skills in C++, Python, and shell scripting are strongly desired.
  • Good debugging skills, and well experienced with VCS/Verdi or similar toolsets.

Benefits Offered:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • Bonus Pay up to 10% of annual salary
  • 401K with matching
  • Free Lunch Daily
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Company-paid Medical HMO, Dental PPO, and Vision Insurance
  • Company-paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program, Caregiver Support, Adoption Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Employee Discounts

BrainChip is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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