Digital Verification Hardware Engineer

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Roanoke, VA, Virginia, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 19468 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain  

Level of Experience: Mid 


This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division
Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense – the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that’s right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.


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Job Description

Do you enjoy challenging digital design verification problems? HII Mission Technologies is seeking out-of-the-box thinkers who can uncover difficult-to-activate corner-case bugs and vulnerabilities in the gate-level netlists of FPGA and ASIC designs. 

Candidates for this position will contribute to the team by utilizing industry-standard functional verification tools (e.g., Questa, VCS, Verdi), logical equivalence tools (e.g., OneSpin 360EC), and proprietary software tools to verify design function and integrity. Common verification targets include embedded processors, DSPs, filters, transceivers, data links, systems-on-chip, and decoders. Experience in the cybersecurity, electronic warfare, encryption, radar, and/or satellite communications domains is a plus. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

Candidates will develop models, transactors, stimuli, monitors, and test benches for simulating and uncovering hidden behaviors in gate-level digital netlists. Candidates will be expected to produce clear documentation and test cases demonstrating identified bugs or deviations from the specification. Effective collaboration with teammates to produce cohesive results and create improved processes is required. 


Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be willing and able to obtain a DoD security clearance (if not already cleared). 

Minimum Qualifications

2 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 0 years experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience.


•    US Citizenship 

•    Willingness to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance 

•    Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field 

•    Experience with modern digital verification and modeling languages: SystemVerilog, SystemC, C/C++, Matlab, etc. 

•    Directed, constrained-random, and assertion-based verification techniques at the gate, interface, and transaction levels 

•    Experience with modern, commercial-grade, functional simulators (e.g., Xcelium, Incisive, Questa, VCS, Riviera-Pro, etc) 

•    Writing scripts for batched verification tasks: Python, Bash, Tcl, make files. 

•    Revision control systems for maintaining, sharing, and deploying code: Perforce, git, SVN, etc. 

•    Familiarity with debugging and isolating issues with gate-level netlists 


Preferred Requirements

•    Familiarity with object-oriented, embedded, assembly, or machine code programming 

•    Software or hardware reverse-engineering (e.g., IDA Pro, Ghidra) 

•    FPGA design or verification 

•    Active Top Secret security clearance 

•    Familiarity with testing and verification techniques for IC trust, assurance, or security 

•    Experience with logical equivalence checkers (e.g., OneSpin 360-EC, ESP, Conformal EC) 

•    Experience with formal ABV 

HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a new future. We offer competitive benefits such as best-in-class medical, dental and vision plan choices; wellness resources; employee assistance programs; Savings Plan Options (401(k)); financial planning tools, life insurance; employee discounts; paid holidays and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; as well as early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships.


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.


Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.


Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.
Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Mission Technologies.