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SoC Design Engineer- Pre-Silicon Validation

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Come join Intel's Devices Development Group as a Pre-Silicon System Validation Engineer. In this role you will be working as part of a pre-silicon validation team for future Intel SoCs or IPs.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Validation of an IP at the IP or system level.

  • Creating plans and tests for validating portions of a complex microarchitecture using written specs, RTL code and other tests as a guide.

  • Learning the architecture and microarchitecture by debugging failures to the root cause.

  • Developing and utilizing various debug and validation tools and/or methodologies to implement validation plans with the goal being to ensure a solid design.

  • Participating in the debug of failures on silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on RTL models.

  • System level validation tasks such as using FPGAs and emulators.

  • Developing high level (for example, System C) modeling for RTL components.

  • Developing debugging tools and software.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.

  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and 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.

Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job. This is an entry level position and would be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering:

3+ months of experience with:

  • Validation or testing experience, especially in a silicon design team.

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

  • Writing validation plans and software to implement those validation plans.

  • UNIX or Linux.

Preferred Qualifications:
6+ months of experience with:

  • Computer architecture.

  • IA-32 assembly and/or Verilog programming experience.

  • Formal Validation.

  • Emulation.

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

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: 2022-05-25 Expires: 2022-06-25

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