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CPU Formal Verification Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

We're looking for motivated and talented engineers to join the Intel E-Core CPU verification team.

You will join the team responsible for exhaustively verifying the architecture and micro-architecture changes implemented in the CPU using a combination of dynamic and formal verification methods.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technical ownership of formal verification of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of the CPU

  • Understand and contribute to micro-architecture specification and define the formal verification strategy for a significant portion of the design

  • Lead ROI analysis and recommend appropriate use of formal verification vs dynamic validation techniques for relevant parts of the CPU

  • Document formal test plans and drive technical reviews of plans and proofs with design and architecture teams

  • Post-silicon failure debug and sighting resolution

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Develop validation automation tools to accelerate execution

  • Collaborate on validation approach and strategy beyond immediate team


Minimum Requirements:

You must possess a B.S. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering plus 3 years of relevant work experience; OR a M.S. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 2 years relevant education or work experience; OR a PhD in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with emphasis on formal verification in the following areas:

  • In-depth computer architecture knowledge with emphasis on out of order processor execution, memory hierarchy, and memory management

  • Hands on experience with industry standard formal verification tools such as JasperGold, Questa Formal, VC Formal

  • Experience with applying sequential equivalence checking in complex micro-architectures

  • Experience with formal abstractions and other complexity reduction techniques

  • Experience with a hardware modeling language, such as Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog and industry standard logic simulation tools

  • Experience in assertion writing, checker development, coverage analysis, failure debug, root cause analysis

  • Programming experience in at least one language: C/C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, TCL, etc.

  • Intel or industry experience in pre-silicon verification of CPU cores, including specific areas of technical ownership/expertise relevant to CPUs

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture, x86 assembly language.

  • Post-silicon debug and analysis

  • Research publications, patent filings, or other evidence of personal technical innovation in validation methodology advancement.

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 Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels 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.

Other Locations

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: 2022-05-23 Expires: 2022-06-24

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