Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

Graphics & Throughput Computing Hardware Engineering (GTCHE) is responsible for delivering industry-leading GPU (3D, media, compute, and display) hardware intellectual property (IP) blocks and system-on-a-chip (SoC) products for discrete graphics and throughput computing.  We strive to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world-class engineering.  We work closely with partners across Intel and do not let any organizational boundary get in the way of solving problems.


We are looking for a Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer, who is an expert in this area and possesses strong verbal and written communication skills to join our team.  In this position, you will be working as part of a SOC Pre-silicon Verification team for current and next generation Graphics Products.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Working with Architecture and Design team to come up with a test plan covering details on test environments, checker and coverage strategies, and test generators

  • Developing and utilizing various debug and validation tools and/or methodologies to implement validation plans with the goal being to ensure a solid design

  • Validation of an IP or feature, either directly or at the system level

  • Creating plans and tests for validating portions of a complex microarchitecture using written specs, RTL code and other tests as a guide

  • Learning the architecture and microarchitecture by debugging failures to the root cause

  • Participating in the debug of failures on silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on RTL models

  • Engaging with IP providers and customers to define, develop and deliver necessary infrastructure and address issues found during execution

  • Developing tools and methods to streamline IP development and SOC integration to deliver highest quality in shortest time possible

  • Developing debugging tools and software

  • Communicating effectively, coordinating, and working with IP Design and SOC integration teams

  • Mentoring junior members of the team in their development


Minimum Educational Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 6 + years of relevant industry experience in one, or more, of the following areas:

  • Hands on IP/SoC development, verification, and/or integration using Verilog/SystemVerilog/OVM/UVM

  • Reading and interpreting technical specifications and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code

  • Experience with OVM/UVM test benches

  • Debugging RTL code using simulation tools

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or directly related field with 4+ years of industry experience

  • Computer Architecture

  • Programming in UVM/C/C++ for modeling and stimulus generation

  • Performance and Formal Verification

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, 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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