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Cloud xCode Validation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Become a member of one of the largest engineering companies in the world!

To stay attuned to DPG's (Data Platform Group) customers evolving needs in the cloud, the ability to provide specific CPU microcode and firmware solutions addressing a feature or enhancement request outside the regular product life cycle is paramount. The Cloud xCode engineering team engages with our largest customers to understand their technical requirements and helps define and deliver solutions while working with engineering organizations across the company. Entailing in depth understanding of both the customer operating environments and Intel platform capabilities, the team defines solutions to address targeted enhancements for current products and shape requirements for and influence product/solution architecture of future Intel platforms so that they are better suited to the needs of our definitional customers.

To deliver high quality firmware solutions for critical customer needs, we need individuals to help develop new and extend existing firmware verification infrastructure and test content.

In this role responsibilities include, although not limited to:

  • Defining and developing a firmware system pre-Silicon validation environment and test suites by utilizing available tools and techniques to ensure firmware operation and performance to spec.
  • Definition of module interfaces for simulation, development of methodologies, execution of validation plans, and debug of failures.
  • Broad understanding of multiple system areas and provide a key bridge between architecture, design, and validation teams in developing and improving pre-silicon and post-silicon test content.
  • Determines, specifies and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and structures and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly.
  • Defines, documents and tests processes for inclusion into technical platforms, subsystem specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.
  • 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

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You must possess the 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 requirements:

The candidate must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

Minimum of 6-12 months of experience in:

  • Embedded Firmware validation or verification.
  • Programming in C++ or Python or Perl or Ruby with Object Oriented Programming Techniques.
  • Computer Architecture.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Verification/Validation Techniques and Methods.
  • Power Management (PM), PM Firmware, or PM SoC development verification or validation.
  • Reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code.
  • Linux or UNIX.
  • Hands-on Debug experience.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Platforms Engineering and Architecture (DPEA) Group invents, designs & builds the world's most critical computing platforms which fuel Intel's most important business and solve the world's most fundamental problems. DPEA enables that data center which is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, Massachusetts, Hudson;US, Texas, Austin

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.

Work Model for this Role

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.

Posted: 2022-05-16 Expires: 2022-06-17

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