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Numerical Verification Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

Intel's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group's best in class Graphics, Media and Display IP requires expert implementations of a vast range of numerical algorithms. The quality of our numerical hardware IP is determined by architecture, micro-architecture, algorithm, number format selection, precision, accuracy, RTL implementation, gate level optimization and ultimately physical placement. At each step of the process the capacity for orders of magnitude change to final power, performance and area is reduced. Quality algorithm design is the first crucial step in creating word class numerical hardware, associated with rigorous validation and verification throughout.

The role will be based within existing teams working on cutting edge math intensive logical blocks within the best in class GPU design at Intel Graphics group. The Numerical Hardware Group (NHG) is an applied research group focusing on all aspects of mathematical hardware design from architecting, RTL implementation and optimization, structural implementation and formal verification and validation throughout. The group works as a parallel consultancy to the Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU) designers working in GPU cluster groups within 3D and Media IPs. We supplement the expertise required by analyzing architecture and APIs, all the way to creating and verifying final structural implementations with process and library involvement - providing full control over the entire development cycle of math blocks on their path to the final product.

NHG is an applied research group comprised of computer arithmetic experts; founded on the premise that deep mathematical and logical reasoning can deliver significant hardware benefits in terms of reliability, speed, area and power efficiency. As an internal consultancy we work with and enable the existing design and validation teams to achieve their goals. We work to extract the necessary requirements, phrase the right design problem, explore the design space and fully formally prove the correctness of experimental designs. Quality means that challenging legacy decisions comes with the territory, innovation and insight are prized and every bit matters.

The Opportunity:
As part of expanding the group, we are looking to hire talented individuals who will share our passion for implementing numerical algorithms in hardware and our value of quality, innovation and insight. With breadth, depth, applied research, internal customer influence and engagement and offering a unique view of Intel's GPU IP, this role offers a rare opportunity to become and/or enhance your position as a true subject matter expert.

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with micro-architects and Intel customers on determining application-level quality for numerical algorithms within graphics, media and display hardware IP.

  • Determine, document and sign-off algorithm and accuracy requirements.

  • Work with RTL teams and/or High-Level Synthesis to determine optimized micro-architectures.

  • Establish, maintain and evolve formal validation techniques for numerical algorithms.

  • Establish, maintain and evolve validation / hardware codesign methodologies.

  • Support verification throughout the life cycle of the numerical hardware.

  • Use, maintain and evolve the latest necessary associated academic and industrial numerical algorithm validation and verification tools.

  • Own, develop, diagnose and drive numerical accuracy improvements within 3D and Media.

  • Educate NHG, the division and Intel on best practices on hardware algorithm codesign.

  • Collaborate with and represent Intel AXG to academic leaders in the field.

  • Produce patentable work in algorithm design, tools and methodologies in a research and invention focused environment.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Highly inquisitive.

  • Excellent creative analytic problem-solving skills.

  • Friendly and patient with high levels of technical empathy.

  • Generous and motivational with ideas and knowledge.

  • Interested in providing complete, clear and concise delivery of complex material, whether emailed, presented, documented or verbalized tailored to the audience.

  • Consistent willingness to challenge the status quo - tenacious in driving innovations.

  • Successfully and patiently liaise with and influence multiple groups.

  • Ambitious in the quality, scope and longevity of your work.

  • Willing and interested in mentoring others.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


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.

Position not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or related field.

  • At least 6 months of professional paid industrial experience.

  • Programming language research or compiler development experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal methods experience, in a research or industrial setting.

  • Exacting knowledge of the IEEE-754 Floating-Point standard.

  • Experience developing and deploying Python tools in a Unix environment.

  • C/C++, SystemC.

Inside this Business Group

The focus of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) is to accelerate our execution in strategic growth areas of high-performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering high performance computing and graphics solutions (IP, Software, Systems), for both integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center.  Our mission is to make zeta-scale computing accessible to every human on the planet by the end of this decade and to entertain, educate and connect billions of people with buttery smooth visual experiences.

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 is available as fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need.

Posted: 2022-05-21 Expires: 2022-06-21

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