Lead Pre-Si Validation Engineer

Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Job Description

In this role responsibilities include, although not limited to:

  • Lead validation activities of cross-geography team to deliver high-quality microprocessor-based IP (Hardware and Firmware).
  • Define and track Pre-Si validation plans, leveraging various validation platforms including by not limited to Simulation and FPGA.
  • Architect Testbench Infrastructure (monitors, scoreboards/checkers, BFMs, etc) and Validation methodologies (test content, sequences, etc) to enable validation execution.
  • Coordinate with internal and external teams to align on deliverable expectations and dependency.
  • Collaborate with design and architecture teams to ensure alignment on feature scoping, staging, and validation coverage.
  • Drive initiatives for continuous improvement of IP quality.
  • Mentor engineers and provide technical guidance to the 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 Bachelors degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 9+ years of industry experience - OR - a Masters degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 6+ years of industry experience with:

  • RTL Design validation experience developing unit or system level test-benches and test plan creation.
  • Coordinating and steering the efforts of multiple teams and team members.
  • Developing test-bench components such as monitors, scoreboard/checkers, and bus functional models (BFMs).
  • Developing/validating CPU flows such as Reset, Power Management, and Boot flows.
  • Developing with FPGA and Emulation-based validation platforms.
  • HDL such as Verilog/OVM (and/or UVM)/System Verilog.
  • Scripting languages such as Perl/Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Experience with Embedded Software/Firmware (C/C++)
  • Experience with flows pertaining to Platform Hub Controller (PCH)
  • Experience with Power Management Flows
  • Developing with FPGA and Emulation-based validation platforms
  • Familiarity with hardware design flows (EDA): CDC, Lint, Synthesis, Logic Equivalence Checking, Timing
  • Familiarity with industry interfaces/protocols such as Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), UART, and I2C/SMBUS

Inside this Business Group

Xeon Performance Group (XPG) delivers custom server SoC design solutions to our data center customers. It is chartered to deliver data centric silicon that is high-performing, cost-effective, high-quality, and on schedule in way that increases market share and drives the best solutions for our customers.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Massachusetts, Hudson;US, Pennsylvania, Allentown;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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here

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