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CORE CPU Pre-Si Validation/Verification Eng

Folsom, California Job ID JR0221903 Job Category Engineering Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Experienced
Job Description
  • Develops pre-Silicon functional validation tests to verify system will meet design requirements.

  • Creates test plans for RTL validation, defining and running system simulation models, and finding and implementing corrective measures for failing RTL tests. Analyzes and uses results to modify testing.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Writing verification test plans, and then writing tests to execute those plans.

  • Development of verification collateral (such as behavioral checkers, coverage monitors, test generators or score-boards) is often required to enable test plan execution.

  • Candidate will need to debug failing tests, then work with designers and architects to resolve bugs.

  • Successful verification engineers can anticipate failure modes, and write punishing test content to stress the design and identify bugs.

  • Candidate will analyze coverage gaps and devise strategies to fill coverage holes.

  • The quality of the design and the final product is directly proportional to the quality of the design verification work.

Behavioral traits for this position include:

  • Solid problem solving.

  • Tolerance of ambiguity.


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.

Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other science/engineering related field.

  • At the BS level only, must have the unrestricted right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship.

  • Minimum of 1 years experience in pre-silicon verification and/or front end.

  • Minimum of 6 months experience with software/programming languages (i.e. C, C++, C#, Visual Basic/.NET. Perl, Python, Java, etc.).

  • Minimum of 3 months experience with System Verilog and/or VCS Simulator.

  • Minimum of 6 months experience with computer architecture and microarchitecture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with coverage driven validation.

  • Experience in IP/SOC ASIC Validation.

  • Experience in Specman E and/or System Verilog/OVM.

  • Experience with software design and coding.

  • Familiarity with x86 core architecture and instruction set is a good plus.

Inside this Business Group
The Core and Client Development Group (C2DG) is a worldwide organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, Core ™, and critical IPs that power Intel's leadership products, driving most of the Client roadmap for CCG, Delivering Server First Cores that enable continued growth for DCG and invest in future disruptive technologies.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role will require an on-site presence.
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