Network Hardware Application Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Data Platforms Group (DPG) as a Network Hardware Application Engineer!

Within our DPG, the Ethernet Products Group EPG Customer Solutions Organization ECS is looking for an experienced hardware engineer who wants to work closely with Intel customers and SOC partner organizations.  This is a highly technical engineering support role in which you will be accountable for providing world class design enablement and customer issue support to EPG customers in cloud communications, wireless, and base station markets.  We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who can understand, explain, and solve problems collaboratively with customers and internal SOC partner groups.  This position requires networking and ethernet knowledge as well as hardware PCB, SOC, high speed links design, debug, and support experience.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Triage, reproduce, and debug root cause and deliver solutions for customer issues at the platform level related to or directly resulting from EPG product and IP on Intel Xeon Atom based SOCs.

- Engage in customer design enablement on SOC platforms with a HW emphasis.

- Partner with SOC platform customer support team members for efficient coordinated issue resolution.

- Communicate with SOC partners and customers to articulate issue status, next steps, and engagement needed

- Use engineering problem solving processes to lead logical, fruitful, reproduction debug and root cause identification efforts.

- Work in task force mode and lead visible, cross-functional, issue resolution efforts in response to customer escalation.

- Work in the lab to evaluate signal integrity health, instrument platform for debug access, update change Firmware-Non-Volatile Memory - Software ingredients as part of debug steps. 

- Comfortable working in a lab environment with server platform hardware debug instruments and debug software tools.

 -Contribute to design guides, application notes, datasheets, and other supporting technical collateral.

- Advocates key customers customization request to backend teams through internal process.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below.

- Team Player, willing to be part of dynamic work environment and proximity to customers.

- Naturally curious and driven to understand why and to work with ambiguity at times.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experienced in adjusting communication to align to the technical skills of the audience as well as to accurately and succinctly communicate procedures results and recommendations to customers and peers.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience that will allow growth and expanded opportunities across Intel.

The Data Platforms Group drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power 9 of every 10 servers sold worldwide.


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.

Education Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 4 years of industry work experience, or

- Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 3 years of industry work experience, or

- PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus related work experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

- 4 plus years of experience in reproduction and debug lab tools such as highspeed oscilloscope and bus analyzers.

- 3 years of experience with one or more of the following: IEEE8023 standard, TCP-IP, PCI-SIG Spec, DMTF spec, 10-25-40-50-100G Ethernet MAC-PHY architecture.

- 2 plus years of experience with ethernet link PHY Cable Switch.

- 2 plus years of experience in the design of systems with highspeed interfaces such as PCIe, XAUI, SERDES, KX, KR, SFI. 

- 2 plus years of experience with Bit Error Rate (BER) and link quality debug.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with how to setup and use a PCIE analyzer, Lauterbach debug probe, high speed oscope, and logic analyzer.

- Familiarity with customer reference boards, CRBs.

- Basic understanding of BIOS Linux, kernel driver Windows, driver shell script.

- Basic understanding of FPGA development.

- Analytical skills, including experience in printed circuit board design and review and/or SOC design and post-silicon electrical validation and debug.

- HSPICE simulation and ESD, EMI, and EMC, etc.

- Cadence EDA tools.

- Signal integrity.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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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