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SoC Verification Technical Lead, DFE TOP

Applied R&D
MN Mobile Networks
2200000C4Q Requisition #

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.


 We are looking for



The team you'll be part of


Our Mobile Networks Business Group is a leader in wireless mobility networks and associated services. With more than 3.500 patent families essential for 5G we have a strong 5G portfolio and are a front runner in open and virtualized radio access networks (O-RAN and vRAN).


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You will be part of our Digital Front End (DFE) ASIC team where more than 100 professionals are working on Nokia ReefShark family of System-on-Chips (SoC): ReefShark | Nokia Networks  


As a member of SoC DU organization you will participate to RTL verification within your responsibility area. You will also have the responsibilities in: specifying features and creating verification plans, developing test environments, creating test cases, running simulations, analyzing and debugging the design, reviewing documents, and creating verification documentation for a SoC/IP block area.


We are responsible of custom silicon which is a key element in our strategy to gain technology leadership in 5G networks. We are working with state-of-the art tools and have access to latest silicon technologies. Our team is diverse with 13 different nationalities represented. Working language is English.


What you will learn and contribute to


We are looking for an engineer with an expert level of experience in RTL verification activities. An engineer who can: define verification strategies and methodologies for projects; plan, coordinate and lead verification people; efficiently utilize System Verilog and UVM in test environment and VIP development; guide, teach and support less experienced verification engineers in debugging our SoC or IP design and architectures, e.g. in Digital Radio Front End (DFE) area. A person who can act as verification lead in our SoC top-level activities.


You have a hungry mind to learn more and you are excited doing a variety of different kinds of design and verification tasks as part of your job. You are always ready to share your knowledge and skills among the people you work with. You are a team worker but also efficient on independent tasks, and your English language skills allow you communicate efficiently in our multicultural environment.

As part of our team, you will:

  • Lead System-on-Chip or IP verification activities or a team
  • Prepare and review related verification strategies, plans and other documents
  • Review of functional, design and verification specifications for SoC/IP
  • Work with RTL verification environment and VIP development
  • Do test case development, run regressions and debugging
  • Prepare and review System-on-Chip development documentations and application documents
  • Cooperate with system engineers, HW/SW development, suppliers and other relevant functions to solve technical issues for quality
  • Support other RTL verification, integration and prototyping teams
  • Support HW/SW Bring-up and debug


Your skills and experience


 You have:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent 
  • Over 9 years working experience in RTL verification
  • Good understanding of digital signal processing and related mathematics
  • Expert with SystemVerilog and UVM, a few years of verification specialist/lead experience
  • Understanding VHDL/Verilog language and design debugging methods
  • Excellent knowledge of SoC (ASIC/FPGA/low level SW) design and verification tools.
  • Basic understanding of Cellular networks and 2G, 3G, LTE and 5G technology
  • Team and people management experience
  • Fluent spoken and written English


If you see this as a next step on your career, please submit your application 30.9.2022 at the latest.


What we offer


Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes for up to 3 days a week remotely or even permanent remote working agreement within Finland, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.


On our Oulu site, Home of Radio, we have gym with sauna and possibility to take part on group exercises e.g. kettlebell, fitness boxing or body care classes for free. You are included to our incentive plan and are accompanied by your own Buddy throughout your Onboarding process. Not to mention support provided by your multinational team members. For senior positions we offer Company Car Benefit and our international hires are supported with extensive relocation package. In addition, we offer 3 month paid leave for a newborn or adopted child´s parent and extensive learning possibilities to extend your professional skills to the desired direction.


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Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer


Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation


At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.


Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.


Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.




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