Formal Verification/Validation Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

We're looking for motivated and talented engineer to join the US Big 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 formal verification of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of the Big Core 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
  • Work with global Formal verification experts and design teams within the organization


Minimum Qualifications

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.

2+ 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 micro-architectures
  • 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: C/C++, Java, Specman E etc and familiarity with any of scripting languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, TCL
  • Intel or industry experience in pre-silicon verification of CPU cores, including specific areas of technical ownership/expertise relevant to CPUs

Preferred Experience

Experience with/in:

  • Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture, x86 assembly language
  • Pre/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 Core and Client Development Group (C2DG) is a worldwide organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, Core , and critical IPs that power Intel's leadership products, driving most of the Client roadmap for CCG, Delivering Server First Cores that enable continued growth for DCG and invest in future disruptive technologies.

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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