Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

The world is transforming and so is Intel!  Here at Intel, we believe the world needs technology that can enrich the lives of every person on Earth.

We believe that developing these technologies takes a team of exceptionally talented individuals who work together to visualize, innovate, and make the future of computing possible. 

The Advanced Architecture Development Group (AADG) is a CPU Core development team primarily located in Portland, Oregon.  If you are excited about advanced development of breakthrough technologies for future-generation CPU cores, we invite you to join us, to do something wonderful!

The focus of this role is to be part of a team of pre-silicon verification engineers to verify new and existing features for Intel's next generation CPU IP resulting in bug free final design. You will be responsible for exhaustively validating the RTL implementation of new architecture and microarchitecture capabilities using a combination of standalone and top level test environments as well as formal verification.

Role responsibilities include although not limited to:

  • Technical ownership of verification of a microarchitecture block methodology or otherwise significant aspect of CPU validation

  • Collaborate with architects hardware engineers and ucode engineers to understand the new features being implemented

  • Read and interpret technical specs and create high quality technical documentation like test plans strategy documents and coverage plans

  • Plan and implement the UVM testbench functional coverage model and assertions

  • Developing validation content like tools test generators to match the complexity of new cores and be reused in presi and postsi

  • Participate in debugging failing verification tests to determine if the root cause is an error in the RTL verification model or the test

  • Fix all identified failures in the verification model Investigating new techniques to accelerate validation of CPU hardware


Masters or PhD degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 6+ months of experience in CPU or ASIC verification:

  • Programming in CC for modeling and assembly language programming

  • Experience with Assertion and Functional Coverage

  • Experience with debugging RTL code using simulation tools

  • Experience with Verilog System Verilog

  • Exposure with OVM UVM

Preferred Experience:

  • Projects or internship in CPU or ASIC verification and functional modeling

  • Experience with scripting languages like Python Perl is a plus

  • Machine learning

Relevant courses Computer Architecture Digital Design Verification Logic Design Programming Languages Data Structures

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

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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