CPU Verification Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

We're looking for motivated and talented engineers to join the E-Core 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 validation of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of CPU
  • Understand and contribute to micro-architecture specification and define verification strategy for a significant portion of the design
  • Perform ROI analysis and recommend appropriate use of formal verification vs dynamic validation techniques for relevant parts of the CPU
  • Document test plans and drive technical reviews of plans and proofs with design and architecture teams
  • Develop validation content like test benches, test generators, formal proofs and automation tools to accelerate execution
  • Influence and contribute to post-silicon validation Post-silicon failure debug and sighting resolution


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of experience or a Master's degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineer with 2+ years of experience

Experience and/or Education in the following areas:

  • In-depth computer architecture knowledge with emphasis on out of order processor execution
  • Hardware modeling language, such as Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog and industry standard logic simulation tools
  • Industry standard formal verification tools such as JasperGold, IFV, Questa Formal, VC Formal
  • Test bench development concepts and languages like Specman, System Verilog UVM/OVM
  • Test writing/generation, checker development, coverage analysis, failure debug, root cause analysis
  • Programming experience in at least one language: C/C++, 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 Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture, x86 assembly language
  • Assembly language programming, code generation, or other low-level software experience
  • Post-silicon debug and analysis
  • Research publications, patent filings, or other evidence of personal technical innovation in validation methodology advancement

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.

Other Locations

US, Texas, Austin

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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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