SoC Design Engineer- Pre-Silicon Validation

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Come join Intel's Devices Development Group as a Pre-Silicon System Validation Engineer. In this role you will be working as part of a pre-silicon validation team for future Intel SoCs or IPs.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Validation of an IP at the IP or 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
  • Developing and utilizing various debug and validation tools and/or methodologies to implement validation plans with the goal being to ensure a solid design
  • Participating in the debug of failures on silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on RTL models
  • System level validation tasks such as using FPGAs and emulators- Developing high level (for example, System C) modeling for RTL components
  • Developing debugging tools and software

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and 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 job. This is an entry level position and would be compensated accordingly.

Education Requirement

Candidate must have either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications
3+ months of experience with:

  • Validation or testing experience, especially in a silicon design team
  • Reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code
  • Writing validation plans and software to implement those validation plans
  • UNIX or Linux

Preferred Qualifications
6+ months of experience with:

  • Computer architecture
  • IA-32 assembly and/or Verilog programming experience

Inside this Business Group

The Devices Development Group (DDG) is a global organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, critical IPs including Atom and chipsets that power Intel's leadership products. This business group leverages an incomparable mix of experts with different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to unleash the most innovative, amazing, and exciting computing experiences.

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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