Pre-silicon Firmware Validation Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

Server Firmware Architecture and Design team is looking for a Pre-Silicon Firmware Validation Engineer to join their team. This team drives the definition and development of Intel's integrated firmware for all Server SoCs. Software development responsibilities may be quite diverse, depending on the unique needs of the job.  

In this position you will be the technical leader of a team of other engineers with various experience levels, and additionally you will perform the following technical contributions:

  • Specify and implement CPU power, performance, and thermal management algorithms, as well as other CPU control and management functions
  • Architect and design embedded firmware solutions on micro-controllers that work within system-level design constraints
  • Define interfaces between hardware, firmware, and software
  • Analyze existing algorithms and implementations for defects and weaknesses and proposes changes to improve function and performance
  • Use knowledge and experience to influence architecture and design for future products

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to technical detail, problem solving skills and tolerance to ambiguity
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic team-oriented environment


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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous jobs.

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/ Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 4+ years of experience. Or a Master's degree in Electrical/ Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 3+ years of experience.

Your experience will be in the following:

  • Embedded Firmware validation or verification
  • Programming in C++, Python, Perl, Ruby, Object Oriented Programming Techniques
  • Computer Architecture
  • Verification/Validation Techniques and Methods

Preferred Experience

  • Power Management IP, PM Firmware, or PM SoC development verification or validation
  • Reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code
  • Linux or UNIX

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, Santa Clara;US, Massachusetts, Hudson

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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