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FPGA/ASIC/SoC Verification Engineer

Role:
An opportunity to help develop advanced 5G mobile radio-communication products for NEC has arisen. Working at the forefront of wireless communications technology, we are applying techniques such as massive-MIMO; Smart Antennas; 5G; software-defined radio using the latest high-density FPGAs, ASIC and other chipsets.

An enthusiastic and motivated engineer with a focus on quality and verification is required to expand our tightly integrated team. We develop the core high-speed digital systems and IP components required for NEC’s commercial 5G base station products. We collaborate closely with other groups within NEC on projects that are multi-national and multi-disciplinary in nature, working on analysis and implementation of complex SoC FPGAs, DSP and RISC software as well system-level design and verification.

Key responsibilities
• To architect, develop and maintain the Test and Verification Systems for complex digital systems and IP components. The scope of these Verification Systems is wide-ranging, including large, multi-language software, HDL simulators and lab-based hardware.
• To devise verification strategies and implement test plans to ensure the delivery of high quality, default-free products.

Essential Experience and Knowledge:
• Software development using Python.
• Knowledge of test and verification methodologies, testbenches and digital systems.
• Good English skills, both written and spoken.

Desirable Experience and Knowledge:
• Simulation of digital systems using VHDL or Verilog.
• C++ or other system software languages.
• Knowledge of signal processing and telecommunications technologies and standards, particularly 5G NR physical layer.

Soft skills:
• Adaptable and self-motivated, enthusiastic to learn and work closely with other team members.
• Keen to increase their responsibilities and to expand and deepen technical knowledge.
• Clear communicator and logical thinker with effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Integrity and a commitment to quality.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines.
• Openness to cultural diversity.

Other Requirements / features of the role:
• Flexible working environment, typically a mixture of home and office working.
• Interaction with external suppliers, customers and other consortium members may be required.

Qualifications:
Educated to degree level in communications, electronics, physics, computing, maths or similar
relevant engineering related discipline. M.Eng/MSc./PhD would be a plus.

Company:
NEC Corporation (“NEC”) has a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing, and R&D functions. NEC includes the Network Services Business Unit, one part of which is the Wireless Access Solutions Division (“WASL”) based in Kawasaki, Japan and responsible for the development of NEC’s wireless infrastructure solutions.

NEC Telecom MODUS Limited (‘NECTML’) provides R&D services to the WASL division, to enable NEC to manufacture and deliver advanced 5G mobile radio-communication base stations and associated switching and control systems based on international standards. Activities of NECTML comprise product development, applied research and international standards development within bodies such as 3GPP and O-RAN. The R&D functions include both hardware and software development; in-house link-level and system-level simulation platforms development; and standardization activities with special focus on IPR generation

The main activity areas of the Radio Systems Division of NECTML are the architecture, simulation, design and development of the baseband data processing aspects of the base station, as described in 3GPP Specification Groups’ description of Radio Layers 1 and 2; and the packet processing aspects, as described in the O-RAN technical specifications.

 
 
Locations
UK/Leatherhead
Job function
Engineering

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