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IP Pre-Si Validation Architect

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Come and join us. Intel is seeking a highly qualified candidate to join and contribute to a growing firmware architecture team within the IP Engineering Group (IPG). IPG develops soft and hard IPs that enable the creation of Intel products.

As an IP Pre-Si Validation Architect, you will help define Intel's approach for the co-development and validation of IP hardware and firmware for a variety of technologies including I/O, memory, fabrics and other technologies. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes, delivery of specifications, development of tools, and the design of processes necessary for the development and validation of industry leading IPs.


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 would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research, and relevant previous job and internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 6+ years of industry experience.


Master's degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 4+ years of industry Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working with cross functional Platform, SoC, and/or IP teams including Architecture, Design, Firmware, and Validation in the development of high-volume production silicon or board-level products.

  • Experience in the architecture and development of Pre-Silicon validation infrastructure and tests.

  • Experience with SoC validation and debug including System Verilog development, RTL Simulation environments (UVM/OVM) and SOC emulation environments.

  • Experience in the architecture and development of low-level software/firmware requiring direct interaction with hardware.

    Experience in the development of processes and tools used for SoC, IP and/or Platform design and validation.

  • Significant contributions to a large silicon project and/or the associated test infrastructure necessary to deliver silicon that has shipped in high volume.

  • Experience with validation and debug of I/O interfaces such as PCIe, memory interfaces such as DDR5 or cache coherent SoC fabrics.

  • Demonstration of SW/FW development skills across various programming languages and development environments. Preferably with experience in C, System Verilog, SystemC and/or various scripting languages such as Python or PERL.

  • Solid technical communication skills with proven experience using them in various technical and non-technical scenarios.

  • Demonstrated willingness to work across organizations, geographies, and companies to drive technical direction and collaborate to solve technical issues.

  • Demonstrated willingness to solve complex system level problems involving both technical and non-technical constraints. 

Inside this Business Group

IP Engineering Group's (IPG) vision Build IPs that power Intel's leadership products and power our customer's silicon. We want to attract & retain talent who get joy in building high quality IP and share our core belief that IP is fundamental to transforming Intel's silicon design process. IPG's guiding principles will be ensuring Quality (Zero Bugs), Customer Obsession (Delight our Customers) and structured Problem Solving. We are a fearless organization transforming IP development.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Colorado, Fort Collins;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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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

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.

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Posted: 2022-06-09 Expires: 2022-07-10

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