CPU Formal Verification Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

We're looking for motivated and talented engineers to join the Atom CPU verification team.

You will join the team responsible for exhaustively verifying the architecture and micro-architecture changes implemented in the CPU using a combination of dynamic and formal verification methods.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technical ownership of formal verification of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of the Atom CPU

  • Understand and contribute to micro-architecture specification and define the formal verification strategy for a significant portion of the design

  • Lead ROI analysis and recommend appropriate use of formal verification vs dynamic validation techniques for relevant parts of the CPU

  • Document formal test plans and drive technical reviews of plans and proofs with design and architecture teams

  • Post-silicon failure debug and sighting resolution

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Develop validation automation tools to accelerate execution

  • Collaborate on validation approach and strategy beyond immediate team


Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and 3 years of relevant work experience OR a Masters degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and 2 years with relevant work experience

1+ years experience in/with:

  • In-depth computer architecture knowledge with emphasis on out of order processor execution memory hierarchy and memory management

  • Industry standard formal verification tools such as JasperGold IFV Questa Formal VC Formal

  • Applying sequential equivalence checking in complex microarchitectures

  • Formal abstractions and other complexity reduction techniques

  • Hardware modeling language such as Verilog VHDL or System Verilog and industry standard logic simulation tools

  • Assertion writing checker development coverage analysis failure debug root cause analysis

  • Programming in at least one language CC Perl Python Ruby Java TCL etc

  • Intel or industry experience in pre-silicon verification of CPU cores including specific areas of technical ownership/expertise relevant to CPUs

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture x86 assembly language

  • Post-silicon debug and analysis

  • Research publications patent filings or other evidence of personal technical innovation in validation methodology advancement

Inside this Business Group

The Devices Development Group (DDG) is a global organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, critical IPs including Atom and chipsets that power Intel's leadership products. This business group leverages an incomparable mix of experts with different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to unleash the most innovative, amazing, and exciting computing experiences.

Other Locations

US, Texas, Austin

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.

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