UVM verification engineer job description

UVM Verification Engineer

The UVM Verification Engineer specializes in Universal Verification Methodology based projects. You will read more about it in this job descrition: tasks, educational background, skills, salary,…

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UVM Universal Verification Methodology

Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) is a standardized methodology for verification of integrated circuit, ASIC, and SoC designs.

It is largely derived from the Open Verification Methodology (OVM).

The UVM class library brings some automation to the SystemVerilog language, such as sequences and data automation functions.

The UVM method was developed by the Accellera Systems Initiative, with the support of several companies including Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys.

What does an UVM engineer do?

The UVM Verification Engineer is involved in FPGA, System-on-Chip, Integrated Circuit or ASIC design projects.

His / her main tasks are:

  • Analyse the specification to learn about the system.
  • Develop the audit plan / test strategy. This can, for example, take the form of a table listing the test number, its title, the name of the function covered, its description, whether it is a unit test or intended to validate the system environment etc.
  • Validate the verification plan with the team leader and / or designer.
  • Set up a UVM verification environment;
  • Develop test benches in SystemVerilog.
  • Write scripts to automate test procedures.
  • Perform regular non-regression tests.
  • Analyse the results and write the test reports. The information is then sent to the designer so that he can correct the bugs.

Projects often have an international dimension, with engineers in Europe, the United States and Asia.

How to become an UVM Verification Engineer?

It is essential to have completed a digital electronics training course at a University or an engineering school (master’s degree), and ideally to have at least a first significant experience in ASIC or FPGA verification.


The skills of a UVM verification engineer usually sought are:

  • Design in VHDL / Verilog.
  • Practice of SystemVerilog.
  • Flow Control Simulation / Synthesis / Routing.
  • Practical experience of the UVM methodology.
  • Mastering Python, Perl, Bash scripting …
  • Practice of configuration management (Git, SVN, ClearCase).
  • For non-native English speakers, written and oral English.

Humanly, you have to be rigorous and have a good analytical mind; ideally, you need a system vision that allows you to take complex designs into account.

Finally, you have to enjoy working in a team and being a good communicator.


In France, a young UVM Verification Engineer can expect a salary between 33K€ and 36K€.

UVM Verification Engineer Job Opportunities

ELSYS Design often hires UVM verification engineers in France. Find out employment opportunities on our jobs board, where it is also possible to submit an unsolicited application.