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Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer / Lead

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

Are you passionate about working on cutting edge technology and bringing it to life? Then the Xe Silicon Engineering team has opportunities for you.  

This team focus on designing, validating and delivering all silicon that drives our Xe product roadmap. We are looking for a Pre-Silicon Performance Verification Eng/Lead  to join our team.

In this position, you will be working as part of a Pre-Silicon Performance Verification Team for current and next generation Graphics Products.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Creating test environments, checker strategies, and test generators for validating performance.

  • Learning IP/SOC architecture by debugging test failures to the root cause.

  • Developing and utilizing various software tools and/or methodologies with the goal to ensure highly functional firmware.

  • Communicating effectively, coordinating and working with firmware developers and IP teams.

  • Potentially participating in the debug of failures in silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on pre-silicon models.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Multitask and Problem solving skills.

  • Solid Written and Verbal Communication Skills.

  • Willing to work in a Dynamic Team-Oriented Environment.


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.

Minimum skills and experience:

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related computing disciple and 7+ years of Industry experience OR a Master's degree in the related disciplines with 5+years of experience.

Your experience must be in the following:

  • SOC/IP level validation.

  • Computer Architecture and Digital Logic.

  • Memory/cache technologies.

  • RTL debugging skills.

  • SW development skills (Unit Testing and Test Driven Development) and Debug.

  • Object-Oriented Programming Techniques: C/C++, Python or Perl.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Performance validation or modelling.

  • Programming experience in Ruby.

  • Graphics architecture knowledge.

  • Reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code.

  • Verification Techniques including Assertions, Functional Coverage, and Randomized Regressions.

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.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara;US, Massachusetts, Hudson

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: 2022-05-01 Expires: 2022-06-01

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