Software and System Validation Engineer

San Jose, CA 95113
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Job Description

The mission of Intels Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) is to drive the future for FPGA and eASIC technology/solutions around the globe.

Within PSG, you'll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds/engineers in the world. Our Software and System Validation Engineers are part of a vibrant cross-site team (US and Asia) who define validation strategies and develop the tests that we use to validate subsystem and platform integration for Intel's networking and server products across multiple roadmaps. We support a range of Network Data Accelerators and platform Hardware applications with our experienced Pre and Post-Si engineers. 

An ideal candidate has general platform integration and debug expertise across a range of interfaces so they can pick up new technologies to architect, define, and develop test strategies and content that efficiently identifies issues at the RTL, FW (Firmware), Integration or Specification level. 

You will work with virtual platform simulation, FPGA emulation, and real hardware to ensure the devices meet our customers' specifications and use cases. Successful system validation engineers have a broad understanding of system architecture, RTL, firmware, and debug techniques, while routinely interfacing with Architecture, Design, Software and Pre-Silicon Validation teams.

If this sounds like the right role for you, we welcome a discussion and would love an opportunity to share our thoughts about our flexible work model.


Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes, project work, internships, and/or military experience. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

Minimum Qualifications

6+ months of validation experience and/or an internship completed of which experience should include

  • Programming Languages Python and C/C++

  • Experience working with test plans 

  • Experience working within a Linux/UNIX environment 

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience in one or more of the following:

  • 5+ years of validation experience

  • Experience developing test plans 

  • Experience in object-oriented programming

  • Experience in software or Hardware System Bring-up or Silicon Power-On 

  • Developing test automation 

  • Debugging experience

  • Experience with system architecture preferably Intel Architecture/Arm Architecture 

  • Experience debugging or developing emulation models 

  • Experience designing and deriving testing for system clock/system reset flows 

  • Experience with lab equipment (Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, JTAG/ITP debugger) 

  • Software Agile development process including DevOps

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;US, Oregon, Portland

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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