Microchip Technology Principal Engineer - ASIC Design in Basking Ridge, New Jersey


Job Description:

An opening exists in the functional validation group for an engineer with an interest in PCI Express (PCIe), embedded low level programming, and debug of complex ASICs. This group is a cross functional team of talented engineers tasked with pre-silicon and post-silicon validation of Microsemi's NVMe Flash controller products. The team is responsible for emulation validation, ensuring functional specification compliance, system interoperability under a wide range of operating environments (i.e., both hardware platforms and operating systems), measuring/analyzing performance, and system level debug of post silicon issues. The team also creates the hardware and software validation infrastructure necessary to perform these tasks. Team members work with architects/designers and influence the architecture, features, and performance of future products.


  • Plan, develop, code, and execute pre-silicon and post-silicon validation plans

  • System level debug of post-silicon hardware and software issues

  • Build and support validation infrastructure through the development of embedded software, device drivers, and test tools



  • Bachelor or Master degree in CS, CE, EE with 7+ yrs. Experience OR Advanced degree with 5+ yrs. Experience OR PhD with 3+ yrs. Experience.

  • Proficient in C and/or embedded C programming

  • Excellent knowledge of digital systems and computer architecture

  • Ability to develop functional validation plans and develop software necessary to execute these plans

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Knowledge of PCI/PCI Express system architecture

  • Familiarity with storage interfaces (e.g., NVMe, SCSI, AHCI, SATA, or SAS)

  • Experience developing device drivers for Windows or Linux

  • Experience in use of lab equipment (e.g., protocol analyzers)

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