Pre-silicon Validation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Are you passionate to the most cutting-edge technology development? Are you enthused to set industry standards on innovative methodology? If so, Intel is looking for Senior Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer experience with emulation tools and methodologies to shift left our HW and FW development. You will be part of a world-class verification team, taking SoC design into emulation platform and driving validation effort with HW, FW and Silicon Validation teams ahead of engineering sample readiness.  Join our diverse team.

As a member of our elite Emulation verification team, you will play a key role in utilizing emulation platforms to verify large SoC design. You will involve from the beginning of the project, defining test plan, porting SoC design to emulation environment, collaborating across functional teams for receivables and deliverables, working with co-emulation teams to integration SoC with CPU platforms, debugging RTL/FW/architectural issues, etc. The list goes on as our team is committed to a full stack shift left validation including HW/FW/BIOS platform integration in Pre-Silicon time frame.     

Core Responsibilities would include, but not limited to:

  • Bringing up the emulation platform for large SoCs along with other system components
  • Developing monitors and checkers for Emulation platform and come up with the latest techniques to achieve better performance
  • Defining and executing test plan and performing reviews with cross-functional teams
  • Collaborating with cross functional teams including Design, Architecture, Firmware, Silicon Validation, Power and Performance, and CPU
  • Developing code for Design and verification that aids with emulation activities, using Verilog/System Verilog/UVM


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience or a Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Debugging and verification in Emulation
  • Synthesize-able SystemVerilog, Verilog code and SystemVerilog assertions
  • System Verilog verification environments (C/C++ DPI or UVM)
  • Scripting (Perl, Python, TCL or Csh)

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Standard Emulator (Palladium, Veloce, Zebu) OR FPGA (Xilinx, Altera)
  • Tool flow from RTL to Emulation
  • Code and functional coverages
  • Design verification

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom

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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