Emulation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

This is a challenging and multi-faceted emulation engineer position at Intel to envision, define, and deliver Silicon Prototyping Models for Intel's cutting-edge IP.

You will be responsible to deliver emulation/Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) models rendered from Register Transfer Level (RTL) on emerging Intel designs by employing skills in emulation/FPGA synthesis, partitioning and routing tools.

You will collaborate as One Intel with design, system validation, and software/firmware teams to establish prototyping models that enable System Validation, Software Validation and Design Validation to run as much validation content as possible in Pre-Silicon.

You will contribute hardware and software collaterals required to integrate IP prototyping solutions that enable debug of Intel Silicon designs prior to fabrication.

You innovate to define and deliver new capabilities, processes and HW/SW tools which deliver acceleration of RTL and improve emulation/FPGA model usability for pre-silicon and post-silicon functional validation and provide guidance to pre-silicon Validation teams to optimize validation environments, test execution and influence development methodologies for increased productivity.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Team player, very proactive and self-motivated

  • Verilog/VHDL coding and verification

  • RTL logic design

  • Logic synthesis

  • Working knowledge of logic design principles, power/timing effects

  • Develop system level test suites suitable for execution on emulators

  • Develop emulation tools such as debugger and monitor features

  • Integration of acquired IP blocks into synthesized design


You must possess the below minimum education requirements and minimum required qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes, project work, internships, and/or military experience. Additional preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Minimum Qualifications

4+ years of total experience inclusive of:

  • ASIC (Logic / RTL Design) and/or FPGA prototyping

  • Simulation environments/tools for debug (e.g., VCS, ModelSim, Quartus, Vivado, etc.)

  • FPGA prototyping, silicon verification and/or system validation

Preferred Qualifications

One or more of the following experiences:

  • 10+ years of Logic / RTL Design and/or emulation/prototyping experience

  • Mapping complex SoC design into multi-FPGA platforms and hands on experience with industry prototyping systems (e.g., Zebu, Veloce, HAPS 80, Palladium or related)

  • C/C++/GDB/Python/Perl/TCL

  • Experience with pre-Silicon prototyping tools, flows and methodologies (Vivado, Quartus, ProtoCompiler, VPS)

  • Experience with industry standards and bus protocols: PCIe, Eth, SPI, I2C, AMBA

  • Experience with OVM/UVM Based Verification

  • Experience with Simics Model development for Hybrid/Virtual Platform

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, San Jose;US, California, Santa Clara

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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