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SOC (System on a Chip) Design Engineer

Job Title: SOC (System on a Chip) Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Salary and benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: LS/SOCPerm/Bristol_1524472146
Contact Name: Leanne Summers
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

SOC (System on a Chip) Design Engineer - Telecoms - Permanent - Bristol.

A global telecoms company is searching for a SOC (system on a Chip) Designer Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis in Bristol.

As part of the Device Chipset Team you will be working with teams and partners internationally to drive the Security Architecture for the company's consumer devices.

You will be involved in defining the robustness and security capability of the next generation of Set Top Boxes, Digital Televisions and IP Cameras. The role will also be key in solving the critical issues around secure upgrade, privacy and trust of this emerging technology.


  • Implementation of robust security IPs for integration on a variety of Consumer devices.
  • Integration or design of Third party security IPs on a variety of Consumer devices.
  • Hardware test verification for different CAS/DRM use cases.
Essential Skills and Experience Required:
  • 4+ years' experience in security ASIC block design
  • Experience in ASIC RTL level coding/verification (Verilog/System Verilog/UVM)
  • Experience of System C modelling
  • Experience with Test bench, Simulation, Formal Verification etc.
  • Experience with Synthesis and Timing Analysis
  • Experience with using scripting languages (makefiles/perl/python)
  • Knowledge of Cadence and Synopsys EDA tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge of security blocks e.g. Security Processor, Cipher, Key ladder, RSA, Hash, Descrambler, TRNG, ARM Trustzone etc.
  • Exposure to latest or emerging global CA subsystem requirements.
  • Exposure to Protection of Assets e.g. Device Secrets, Content; General Attack vectors e.g. Extraction, Modification and Rollback of assets, Side Channel Attacks, DPA attacks, Device re-purposing and cloning, Fault Injection etc.
  • Exposure to External lab certification procedures.
  • Knowledge of RISC based CPU architecture and design, especially RISC-V
  • Knowledge of spoken and/or written Mandarin.

Qualifications Required:

Electronics related bachelor degree or above.

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