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Silicon Architecture Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0224395 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

In this position, you will be working as part of a pre-silicon firmware verification team for current and next generation Client SOC Products.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Creating test environments, checker strategies, and test generators for validating embedded power management firmware in the SOC.

  • Learning the FW architecture and related SOC architecture by debugging test failures to the root cause.

  • Developing and utilizing various software tools and/or methodologies with the goal to ensure highly functional firmware.

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and/or SoC design weaknesses.

  • Influences the shaping of future products by significantly contributing to the architecture used across design families.

  • Provides multilayered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.


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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field and 3+ years' experience; OR a Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field and 2+ years' experience ; OR a PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field.

  • Experience with Firmware/Embedded Firmware development or verification.

  • Validation experience in a pre-silicon SOC design team or post-silicon validation team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High degree of comfort reading and interpreting technical specs, Firmware, and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code.

  • Highly developed debug skills.

  • Experience with UNIX or Linux work environments.

  • Good Software development skills, and Object Oriented programming experience.

  • Good understanding of Computer Architecture, and Power Management fundamentals.

  • Proficiency in C++ and/or Ruby/Python programming.

  • Advanced SW development skills (Unit Testing, Test Driven Development).

Inside this Business Group
In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intel’s engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

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 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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Maggie Offensive Security Researcher

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