Pre-Si Verification/Validation Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

Hardware emulation has become an indispensable validation tool for large and complex SoCs targeting data center, networking, AI, and supercomputing applications. Our team has an opportunity for you to participate in creating and using leading edge validation technology related to emulation.

In this capacity, you will work with cross-functional teams - including model builders, RTL developers, Software Tools team and BIOS developers - to gain a deep understanding of SoC micro-architecture and architecture in order to define emulation platform requirements and to develop and scope test plans, Bring up SOCs on emulation, root causing SoC/Processor test fails and emulator environment issues. You will also be involved in executing test plans, which includes content/tool development, test failure debug, and ensuring functionality as per specifications. Your strong design, debug, communication, and teamwork skills will be essential. Additionally you will be responsible for inventing solutions to improve the effectiveness of the Emulation platform with respect to stimuli, debug and stress.

In this role responsibilities include, although not limited to:

  • Develop Pre-Silicon functional validation tests to verify system will meet design requirements and execute tests on SOC emulation models

  • Create test plans for RTL validation

  • Find and implement corrective measures for failing RTL tests

  • Analyze and use results to modify testing

  • Understand validation requirements and work to improve validation tools/flows/methodologies

  • Bring up external standard interfaces (e.g., Memories(DDR), PCIe,CXL etc.) on the emulation platforms.

  • Leveraging emulation capabilities to accelerate silicon bring-up

  • When presented with Silicon issues, replicate in the emulation environment, and provide debug expertise to root cause the issue and ensure complete validation


Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Compute Engineering or Compute Science and 4+ years of experience in: - OR - a Master's degree in Electrical/Compute Engineering or Computer Science and 2+ years of experience in:

  • System Verilog
  • Computer Architecture, Memory and IO technology
  • C/C++
  • Perl, Python and shell scripting

Preferred Qualifications

1+ years of experience in:

  • FPGA or emulation
  • Expertise in waveform debugging using Verdi. log files and microcode trace dumps.
  • Experience in x86.Experience strong debug skills in SOC verification environment and exposure to PCIE, Memory(DDR) feature validation in SOC environment.
  • Experience in design verification, writing tests and debugging in the emulation environment.

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, Oregon, Hillsboro

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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