SoC Firmware Validation Engineer

Hudson, MA 01749
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Job Description

The Xeon Engineering Group is looking for a SoC Debug Engineer to join our team.

In this position you will help us with the following responsibilities:

  • Debug of embedded microcontroller firmware for the next generation Xeon Server Platforms
  • Work closely with the pre-silicon IP/SoC and post-silicon validation teams to characterize, debug and root-cause system-level failures
  • Have a good understanding of bare metal software debug of features controlling silicon power management, system configuration and control functions, and advanced analog training
  • Provide feedback to architecture and design teams to influence firmware repairs and improve design for future products
  • Help code and validate firmware that can work-around silicon bugs

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to technical detail, problem solving skills and tolerance to ambiguity
  • Can multi-task and work in a dynamic team-oriented environment


Minimum qualifications are required 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

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related field and 8+ years of relevant experience in: - OR - a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related field and 5+ years of relevant experience in:

  • Microprocessor development
  • IA-32 architecture/micro-architecture, microprocessors, and computer system architecture
  • Low-level software programming skills in assembly and/or C
  • Programming languages: Ruby, Perl, Python, C/C++
  • Hardware/Software interfaces, interactions, and debug


Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:

  • Validation and/or testing, especially in processor design teams
  • Pre-Silicon or Post-Silicon debug
  • UNIX command-line tools
  • Platform architecture and operating system
  • CPU power management
  • System configuration

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

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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