E-Core CPU DFT Validation Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

The Device Development Group (DDG) E-core team is chartered with designing the latest Intel processors using the most advanced and innovative process technologies. The processors conceived, designed and developed by the team directly contributes to Intel's leading processors used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities for security, manageability, performance, and energy efficiency. The agile team is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving digital world of computing by providing processor solutions and capabilities to efficiently manage data that is extensively integrated into all aspects of everyday life impacting how the world rapidly accesses, stores and uses data for daily personal and business applications.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Technical ownership of validation of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of CPU design

  • Understand and contribute to micro-architecture specification and define 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 test plans and drive technical reviews of plans with design and architecture teams

  • Develop validation content like directed tests, test benches, test generators, and automation tools to accelerate execution

  • Analyze and use results to modify testing

  • Influence and contribute to post-silicon validation

  • Post-silicon failure debug and sighting resolution

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Collaborate on validation approach and strategy beyond immediate team


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 have a Master's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering with 1+ years of Validation (preferably on the CPU) experience:

  • CPU micro-architecture knowledge in areas such as out-of-order execution, power management, DFT, system debug, ATPG, BIST, UPF, low power design, processor pipelines, Memory load or store, Cache Coherency, Paging etc.

  • PreSi System Verilog RTL verification flow and environments, including test plans, test writing, and Coverage

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in:

  • Closely-related areas such as SOC subsystem design or validation will also be considered

  • CPU assembly, Verilog and/or System Verilog, OVM, Perl, Linux, hardware modeling, and Assertions

  • Experience in testbench architecture and hands-on development of components like BFMs, checkers, transactors, monitors and others using verification methodologies like System-Verilog, VMM/OVM/UVM or equivalent is highly desirable

  • Proficiency in independent debug of System Verilog RTL failures to root-cause functional bugs

  • Directed or Constrained-Random test-writing skills

  • 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.

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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