27 days old

SOC Validation/Debug Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description


Our Product Development and Validation team is seeking engineers to join us in our quest to ensure no bugs escape to our customers. We are comprised of engineers from a variety of life experiences and perspectives, who share this common goal and pursue excellence in doing so. We value our people first and foremost, so we appreciate a We Over Me mentality and a spirit of collaboration and encouragement. We have a robust product roadmap to deliver and therefore, need your passion for problem-solving and your expertise. If you are technically curious and enjoy developing creative solutions to complex problems, then come join us in delivering the highest quality server products to the world. In exchange, we offer you the opportunity to collaborate closely with the brightest minds in the industry, and to be a part of the work influencing the technology data revolution. You will enjoy all the growth opportunities available to you at company as expansive and diversified as Intel.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Highly collaborative, team spirit.

  • Inventive problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • A development mindset and willingness to grow and learn.

What you will be doing in this role:

The SoC Debug Engineer role has a single purpose which is to solve our most challenging product issues. SoC Debug Engineers work with our internal product teams (Manufacturing/Validation/Software), and our customer teams during critical escalations to root-cause system-level failures and/or anomalies, directly impacting our customers or jeopardizing our committed timelines. They are responsible for performing low-level and complex debug across multiple IP and system domains, within a product and will use their experience with/understanding of SoC design and architecture, Firmware, Bios and software to completely understand any issue and drive a resolution. They are also expected to drive innovative debug capability improvements through new Design for Debug (DFD), debug tools and scripts to continuously improve the debug discipline.


Candidate 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 schoolwork, classes, research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, with 6+ years of work experience, or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering and 4+ years of work experience.

3+ years of experience with and knowledge of 4 or more of the following areas listed below:

  • Hardware, Software, Firmware debug and logic proficiency.

  • Hands-on understanding of x86 Computer Architecture and CPU micro-architecture.

  • Experience in SOC design, verification or validation disciplines.

  • Extensive experience with system/platform-level debug and root cause isolation, methodologies and tools (including Logic Analyzers, Protocol Analyzers, Oscilloscopes and Multimeters.)

  • Experience with hardware, system and/or microprocessor validation.

  • Experience with Python or C language programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Test automation frameworks.

  • BIOS, OS, and Driver-level interactions at the system level.

  • Debugging Windows or Linux-based operating systems and technologies.

  • Reading board schematics and layout.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center & Artificial Intelligence Group (DCAI) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center 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, California, Folsom;US, California, San Jose;US, California, Santa Clara

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: 2022-04-25 Expires: 2022-05-26

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