1+ months

Software and Solutions Validation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Come join us in our mission to enable breakthrough innovation for cloud computing in Intel's Data Platform Engineering and Architecture group -DPEA.

We're seeking a Software Validation Engineer to join our team working in partnership with some of the world's largest Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to deliver state-of-the-art cluster platform solutions. In this role you will engage and collaborate with Intel's Cloud Customers advocating, enabling and scaling out optimized software solutions based on Intel technologies to demonstrate Intel's architectures advantage, enabling CSPs to launch faster.

The person hired will design, develop, validate, and debug full stack feature solutions to enable Intel hardware features and to optimize for cloud usage. Understands partner software stacks and optimizes full stack feature implementation (spanning firmware, drivers, OS, middleware, SDKs, frameworks, algorithms, and applications) as required to enable the feature fully in the CSP fleet. May include the development of reference cloud platform software and improving or enabling customer designs to obtain the greatest value from Intel products within the cloud. May specialize in specific technology domains including data services (ingestion, database, analytics), AI/ML, and opensource development projects.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience into the internal workings of servers and how servers at scale are managed. The ideal candidate will have a strong, self-directed work ethic and a can-do attitude.

Your responsibilities might include, but are not limited to:

Developing innovative full stack feature solutions based on the latest Intel technologies and Validate the feature on the customer platform

Drive end-to-end workload optimization for customers' critical workloads and usage cases to accelerate design wins.
Conduct pathfinding for new workloads on Intel technologies to generate software optimization proposals and prove value proposition.
Transform customer requirements to architecture inputs and use cases for product definition influence engineering roadmaps and PXT execution.
Develop technical documentation as required.

Support Customer Issues with debug on the stack as required

Personal Attributes Needed:
Demonstrate effective communication and partnership skills to work directly with customers, peers, and seniors from various disciplines, and/or stakeholders from remote sites.
Adaptive personality that can work within a team environment with facing fast changing and sometimes complex or ambiguous stakeholder requirements.
Can easily pick up and learn new technologies and trends.


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.

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.

Minimum of 2+ years of experience in:
Systems validation and/or experience in Post-silicon Platform Validation, inclusive of debug experience on Intel Architecture and/or Server Platform experience.
FW/SW development or validation experience; understanding of software stack from BIOS/FW through OS driver.
Designing, building, and/or operating security solutions in enterprise or service provider cloud environments
Chipset/processor interfaces (PCI Express, UPI, Memory, etc.) and Server technologies in any two domains (Security, Manageability, Virtualization, Power Management, Reset/Boot, Storage, Networking, RAS, etc.) and can interpret specifications to assist with debug and/or test development.
C, C++, Python and/or bash scripting.
Linux or Windows test/development environment.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with system power/reset/boot flows, and firmware (BIOS, BMC and CPLD, etc.) interactions during the process with analytical problem solving, code debugging and module-based problem-solving.

Experience with Security Architectures like SGX or equivalent
Experience with customization solution, e.g., Redis or RocksDB, or MySQL
Experience with Cloud Data Center software OpenStack Hypervisor or Container-based Orchestration system, e.g., Kubernetes Docker OpenFaaS
Experience with machine learning, deep learning model, and software optimization on CPU or GPU
Experience with Memory systems storage architecture such as NVMe

Experience with test automation and docker containerization.


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

Brazil, Sao Paulo;US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;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: 2022-05-27

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