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Senior/Staff SoC-CPU Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer

Malaysia; Kulim, Malaysia Job ID JR0236683 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid

Job Description

Come join Intel's Devices Development Group organization in Pre-Silicon System on a Chip (SoC) Validation. In this role you will be working as part of a pre-silicon validation team, building emulation models of future Intel SoCs.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to:

-Building multiple emulation targets for an SoC.
-Adding support for new features/IPs into existing emulation models.
-Learning SOC architecture and microarchitecture by debugging failures to the root cause.
-Developing and utilizing various debug and validation tools and/or methodologies to implement validation plans with the goal being to ensure a solid design.
-Participating in the debug of failures on silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on RTL models.
-System level validation tasks such as using evaluation boards and FPGAs.
-Developing high level (for example, System C) modeling for RTL components.
-Developing debugging tools and software.


Bachelor degree or Master in Electrical and Electronics, Computer Engineering or Computer Science with at least 5 years of relevant experience in System on Chip SOC design and validation experiences.

Having the following skills are also considered essential for the role:

  • Computer/SOC Architecture

  • OOP skills like Python and C++

  • Assembly programming like X86, etc.

  • Firmware expertise would be a plus

Inside this Business Group

The Devices Development Group (DDG) is a global organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, critical IPs including Atom and chipsets that power Intel's leadership products. This business group leverages an incomparable mix of experts with different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to unleash the most innovative, amazing, and exciting computing experiences.

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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.


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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