11 days old

Senior Server System Validation and Debug Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Come and join a dynamic and challenging team within the Intel Data Platform Group (DPG), the Data Products Architecture and Engineering (DPEA) organization, is seeking a server platform validation and debug engineer to join the Intel Xeon Accelerated Performance/ Scalable Performance (AP/SP) Platform Integration and Validation team.


This role is responsible for working with platform reference systems and custom systems teams to define, coordinate, and lead the validation of server systems that showcase Intel's newest datacenter products. This position requires a combination of validation engineering, to define and document a system validation plan, integration and validation execution leadership, to direct resources to conduct testing on the system, and system debug leadership.


A system validation/debug engineer provides a critical link among the silicon, board, system and ingredient development teams, and the platform integration and validation teams ensuring effective root cause identification and issue resolution. Projects will be varied, including new reference designs for Intel Xeon SP/AP server platforms, high-volume customer designs, and unique one-off customer designs. DPEA invents, designs, and builds the world's most critical computing platforms which fuel Intel's most important business and solve the world's most fundamental problems.


Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Provide mentorship and technical direction to distributed team of system validation engineers for program execution.
  • Leading validation efforts to ensure quality at platform level Planning
  • Developing and executing validation tasks, such as defining test plans, review requirements coverage, drive test execution, drive debug and taskforces of issues resolution.
  • Developing test content to cover product requirements accordingly.
  • Voice of the team to represent issues found in lab at the corresponding forums.
  • Participating in product planning and release meetings providing input and decisions.
  • Debug platform level issues and provide guidance on resolution.
  • Role model for the organization and junior engineers.


Behavioral Traits:  

  • Self-motivated, make decisions with little to no direction.
  • Willing to deal with ambiguity.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Networking and influencing skills.
  • Track record of team skills and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working across functions to deliver products.


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 positive factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed may be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate must have a Master of Science degree in Electrical/Computer/Manufacturing Engineering with 8+ years of industry experience or a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Computer/Manufacturing Engineering with 10+ years of industry experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in two or more of the following:

  • Hands-on technical, individual contributor in Silicon development engineering environment in CPU/logic and/or memory products.
  • Influencing the IP/SoC design decisions and/or pre-/post- validation methods by doing validation gap analysis.
  • Experience working to integrate various system components (HW, BIOS, OS, Drivers, etc.) and validate/debug to the requirements for server platforms.
  • Experience with chipset/processor interfaces (PCI Express, UPI, Memory, USB, SAS, etc.) and be able to interpret specifications to assist with debug and test development.


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) teams.
  • Experience in automation and test/integration methodologies.
  • Experience in Server based technologies, Machine Learning, Microprocessor, CPU, or FPGA validation, PCIe, DRAM, I2C, SMBus, Ethernet architecture and Cloud Technologies.
  • Experience developing validation methodologies and infrastructure.
  • Test plan and test development experience.
  • System and/or Functional area expertise

Inside this Business Group

The Data Platforms Engineering and Architecture (DPEA) Group invents, designs & builds the world's most critical computing platforms which fuel Intel's most important business and solve the world's most fundamental problems. DPEA enables that data center which is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Santa Clara;Virtual US and Canada

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
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Posted: 2022-05-16 Expires: 2022-06-16

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