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Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States| Austin, Texas, United States Job ID JR0260609 Job Category Silicon Hardware Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced Full/Part Time Full Time
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Job Description


Role and Responsibilities:

The world is transforming - and so is Intel. Here at Intel, we believe the world needs technology that can enrich the lives of every person on Earth. We believe that developing these technologies takes a team of exceptionally talented individuals who work together to visualize, innovate, and make the future of computing possible. If you are excited about advanced development of breakthrough technologies for future-generation CPU cores, we invite you to join us to do something wonderful.

Responsibilities for this Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer may include, but may not be limited to:

  • Defines, develops, and performs functional validation for CPUs, focusing on validation of the CPU internals and CPU integration in system level features for Intel performance and power efficient cores.
  • Applies various hardware and software level tools and techniques to ensure validation coverage and that performance, power, and area goals are met.
  • Reviews proposed design changes to assess impact on validation plans, tasks, and timelines.
  • Develops CPU validation methodologies and test plans, executes validation plans, and collaborates with other engineers for design optimization, troubleshooting, and failure analysis.
  • Applies knowledge of CPU core architecture, processor microarchitecture, and design.
  • Performs silicon debug to identify root causes and resolves all functional and triage failures for CPU issues.
  • Tests interactions between various CPU features using validation infrastructure.
  • Develops post-silicon validation infrastructure (e.g., performance monitors, behavioral checkers, state space coverage) and test environment used in validation testing.
  • Publishes CPU validation reports summarizing all validation activities performed, reviews results, and communicates to relevant teams.
  • Works with architecture, design, verification, board, platform, and manufacturing teams to maintain and improve debug, validation test strategy, methodologies, and processes for CPU interfaces and to meet desired product specifications.
  • Develops content to create or increase specific IP interactions using a variety of tools and techniques (including patching techniques using microcode, firmware, or custom OS builds).
  • Engages in all phases of the product life cycle, develops, and validates content and infrastructure, and bug hunts in multiple environments (simulation, emulation, FPGAs) to ensure silicon readiness.

Qualifications


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 4+ years of relevant work experience or Master's in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3+ years of relevant work experience.

  • CPU or ASIC verification
  • Programming in C/C++ for modeling and assembly language programming.
  • Experience with Assertion and Functional Coverage.
  • Experience with debugging RTL code using simulation tools.
  • Experience with Verilog System Verilog.
  • Experience with OVM/UVM.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Projects or internship in CPU or ASIC verification and functional modeling.
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python/Perl is a plus.
  • Machine learning.
  • Exposure to formal verification and related tools.
  • Experience with Intel x86

Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.


Inside this Business Group


The Advanced Architecture Development Group (AADG) is a CPU Core development team in Portland, Oregon.  If you are excited about advanced development of breakthrough technologies for future-generation CPU cores, please join us.  We believe that developing these technologies takes a team of exceptionally talented individuals who work together to visualize, innovate, and make the future of computing possible.  Join us to do something wonderful!

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US, Austin


Posting Statement


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Benefits


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.


Working Model


This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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