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Platform Validation Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

The Customer and Platform Validation engineering team is rapidly growing and seeking individuals with diverse and adaptable skillsets to navigate a continuously evolving future. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to learn about multiple facets of Platform validation tools and process You will have the opportunity to interact with customers and their platforms.

Intel is a company of bold and curious inventors and problem solvers who create some of the most astounding technology advancements in the world. Your contributions will be instrumental in shaping team culture, processes and tools while creating the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Define, develop and implement validation test plans for Xeon CPU and Accelerator designs containing ARM and RISK-V technologies.
  • Develop and execute test plans for verifying software and hardware features before release to customers, using tools written in Python and C/C++ programming language.
  • Plan and manage execution of automated test suites. Review, track and document test results and failures.
  • Diagnose test failures and do failure analysis using system level debug tools such as protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, and diagnostic tools.
  • Execute experiments to root cause defects and verify fixes in coordination with development teams.
  • Collaborate with teams across site locations and disciplines to ramp domain expertise and share knowledge.
  • Systematic troubleshooting to resolve issues that may manifest in either the software or hardware domain.
  • Perform data exploration and analysis and present concise reports to management, peers, domain experts or customers.
  • Innovate algorithms and test methods to optimize test time and cost.


Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate should have a Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and 4 years of experience. They should also have experience in the following:

  • 2+ years of validation engineering experience
  • Experience scripting or programming (python or similar)
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, platform hardware and BIOS interaction

Preferred Qualifications:
(need not have all to apply)

  • Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and 2 years of experience
  • Experience with Operating Systems such as Windows and Linux.
  • Knowledge of System on a Chip (SoC) designs
  • Experience using test equipment/tools such as Host Protocol analyzers for PCIe, Ethernet, oscilloscope, voltage/current meters
  • Experience with executing tests and debugging failures in a system level post-silicon environment.
  • Data extraction/manipulation, analysis, exploration, and visualization using Excel, JMP, SQL, python or similar.
  • Ability to apply basic statistical concepts such as mean, standard deviation, normal distribution, and outliers
  • Able to troubleshoot hardware, and read board layout diagrams and schematics

Inside this Business Group

As an integral part of Intel's new IDM2.0 strategy, we establish Intel Foundry Services (IFS), a fully vertical, standalone foundry business, reporting directly to Intel's CEO. IFS will be a world-class foundry business and a major US and European-based capacity provider to serve customers globally. We differentiate IFS with a combination of leading-edge packaging and process technology, committed capacity in the US and Europe, plus a world-class IP portfolio including x86 cores, graphics, media, display, AI, interconnect, fabric, and other critical foundational IP, along with Arm and RISC-V ecosystem IPs. IFS will also provide access to silicon design services to help our customers seamlessly turn silicon into solutions using industry-standard design packages. Intel dedicates IFS to the success of its customers with entire Profit and Loss responsibilities. This model will ensure that our foundry customers' products will receive our utmost focus in terms of service, technology enablement, and capacity commitments. IFS is already engaged with customers today, starting with our existing foundry offerings. We are expanding imminently to include our most advanced technologies optimized for cutting-edge performance, making them ideal for high-performance applications.

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: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-09

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