SOC Security Validation Engineer

Hudson, MA 01749
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Job Description

The Xeon Engineering Group is looking for a SoC validation/System-Level debug engineer with a temperament for finding platform security vulnerabilities. In this role you will be responsible for driving validation and debug of security features for the next generation Xeon Server Platforms. You will work closely with the pre-silicon IP/SoC and post-silicon validation teams to characterize, debug and root-cause system-level failures. The role requires a good understanding of the hardware security features along with the associated Software/Firmware ingredients. The position also requires a good working knowledge of pre-silicon validation (simulation and emulation) for failure reproduction.

The ideal candidate should exhibit:

  • Excellent problem solving/brain-storming skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Good teamwork skills when working in cross-functional and cross-site teams
  • Good leadership skills
  • Cab assemble task-forces and craft experiments to drive post-silicon debug


Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 5+ years of experience in: - OR - a Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 3+ years of experience in:

  • Hardware design/validation
  • CPU IP/SoC architecture/microarchitecture design or validation
  • Debugging complex post silicon failures and driving them to root-cause
  • On-chip tracing/triggering, debug with oscilloscopes and logic/protocol analyzers
  • Finding Firmware/BIOS work-arounds to avoid silicon fixes
  • Software/programming skills (especially Python)


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in:

  • Assembling and leading task-forces to root-cause critical failures
  • Working effectively across pre-si design/validation and post-si validation
  • SoC Architecture, Intel x86 Architecture, memory subsystem and cache coherence

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;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;US, Washington, Multiple Cities

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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