CPU Design Verification Lead, Google Cloud by Google

February 21, 2024
CPU Design Verification Lead, Google Cloud by Google

Job Description

About the job:

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can’t just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we’ve got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google’s services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world’s largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

In this role, you will collaborate with design, performance, and architecture teams, and work to ensure delivery of production-quality CPU designs. The infrastructure will include unit, multi-unit, core, and subsystem-level verification environments.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google’s product portfolio possible. We’re proud to be our engineers’ engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 16 years of experience with functional verification and performance validation of modern mobile processors, microarchitecture, and related technologies.
  • Experience leading a functional verification team for ARM or X86 products.
  • Experience in assembly level programming and debugging. Experience in development of verification environment using UVM/SystemVerilog.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with UVM, System Verilog, or other scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl, Shell, Bash, etc.).
  • Experience scripting using Python, Perl, or shell scripts.
  • Experience leading and managing complex verification projects.
  • Understanding of ARM instruction set architecture.


  • Lead a team of design verification engineers focusing on CPU verification at unit, cluster, subsystem and full chip levels.
  • Develop and execute verification plans. Architect, develop and maintain verification test benches that support both random and directed testing.
  • Participate in design, architecture and code reviews. Work closely with micro architects, architects and design teams and influence design decisions/feature intercepts.
  • Lead performance validation for both pre-silicon and post-silicon.¬†Work with emulation/FPGA prototyping teams in verifying system level use cases.
  • Drive convergence of verification and coverage plans towards high quality and on-time tape-out. Drive methodology initiatives to improve efficiency and design quality.