Software Engineer, Processor Design & Verification Tools

In its engineering team located in Leuven (Belgium), Aachen (Germany), and Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Synopsys develops design tools for application-specific processors (ASIPs) and provides related customer support. Our “ASIP Designer” tool-suite is used by customers worldwide in the development of systems-on-chip (SoC) for 5G wireless communication, deep learning, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, biomedical applications, the internet of things, and similar.

The Role:

As a Software Engineer you will enhance existing design tools, and you will develop new tools for ASIPs. Further, you will advise Application Engineers to guide our customers in developing, implementing, and verifying advanced systems-on-chip with ASIP Designer, for exciting next-generation products.

The current job opening is in the ASIP modeling and implementation team, where important tools are an instruction set simulator (ISS) and a hardware description language (HDL) generator. The job opening is primarily to help building new processor verification flows.

  1. The ISS performs cycle-accurate and instruction-accurate simulations, using run-time optimization technology (based on LLVM).

  2. The HDL tool generates register transfer level (RTL) code (Verilog or VHDL) to be synthesized into a physical HW implementation.

  3. The verification flows have all kinds of automated program simulation set-ups, including automatic generation of test programs. This is complemented by property-based formal verification for model checking.

More information on ASIP Designer can be found on


Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nanoengineering




Flemish Brabant




Synopsys offers a stimulating work environment with international contacts, high flexibility, and an attractive compensation package. You will work with very motivated colleagues who value your viewpoint and contributions.

Gezocht Profiel

To apply for this job

• You must have an MSc or PhD degree in Engineering, with excellent C++ programming skills.

• You have basic knowledge of processor architectures.

• You have solid problem-solving skills and good communication skills.

• You have sound interest in areas related to the tools described above. Experience in some of these areas is an important advantage, with knowledge of for example: (formal) processor verification, SystemVerilog, UVM, VHDL, SystemC/TLM, LLVM, etc.

Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.