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.  

Your responsibilities in this role will be as follows:

  • Determines, specifies and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and structures and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly.
  • Designs framework for particular functions.
  • Defines, documents and tests processes for inclusion into technical platforms, subsystem specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and/or SoC design weaknesses.
  • Influences the shaping of future products by significantly contributing to the architecture used across design families. Provides multilayered technical expertise for next generation initiatives


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. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Requirements

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

Your experience will be in the following: 

  • Embedded Firmware validation or verification
  • Programming in C++ or Python or Perl or Ruby or 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
  • Hands-on Debug experience

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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