SOC Power and Performance Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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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 work every single day to design and manufacture silicon products that empower peoples digital lives. Do you love to solve technical challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you enjoy working with cross functional teams to deliver solutions for products that impact customers lives? If so, Come join us to do something wonderful!

The selected candidate will be responsible for Power Thermal and Performance Validation of Intel's next generation high performance CPU and interconnected interfaces covering the identification and implementation of stress testing scenarios to ensure power sequencing and boot flows are validated against product specifications.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing validation strategies plans and methodologies
  • Teaming up with designers architects, manufacturing, and pre-silicon teams and other cross functional teams
  • Executing validation plans, debugging issues to root cause, enabling robust design fixes, and providing risk and product health assessments
  • Developing automation software and tools for validation and data acquisition
  • Setting up post silicon validation environment and using lab equipment for platform characterization

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Strong problem-solving skills to find solutions to I/O problems
  • Independently work across validation disciplines and geographies
  • Effectively work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Has a healthy sense of paranoia for bugs and a strong sense of quality


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 schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline and 3+ years of experience - OR - a Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline with:

  • Computer architecture
  • Scripting or software development, Python, Perl, C, C#
  • Organizing logically and presenting experimental data

Preferred Qualifications - Experience in:

  • Pre or post silicon validation, or SOC architecture
  • Benchmarks and PnP analysis techniques in the industry

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Other Locations

US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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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