Software Solutions Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

The Client Validation Team in IVE is responsible to validate functional correctness of Intel products by developing best in class engineers and driving end-to-end validation on client SoC products, to elevate the Intel brand and to enable product delivery with higher quality through a better-focused scope, velocity and efficiency to enable to do more. The PnP team is specifically focused on validating and optimizing the battery life and performance of these SoC products.

The SoC Power and Performance Validation team in the Intel Validation Engineering (IVE) group is looking for a candidate with strong software development skills who enjoys working within the boundary of the hardware/software interface. While this is a validation role, the daily development activities may range from debugging synthetic test content written in low level languages such as C to developing new features for our PnP automation framework written in Python.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participation in full software development life cycle including translating requirements into design
  • Develop and debug automated test cases in Python and C/C++
  • Broad understanding of multiple system areas and interfacing with architecture design and pre-silicon validation teams in improving post-silicon test content

Behavioral Traits

  • Works well in a highly collaborative environment, which includes sister teams in varying sites and geos
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and is a clear and concise communicator


Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering and 5+ years of experience in: - OR - a Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering and 1+ years of experience in: - OR - a PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering

  • Software development in at least one high-level Object-Oriented Language (i.e. Java, C/C++)
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Professional software engineering best practices for the full software development lifecycle, including coding standards, code reviews, and source control
  • Commercial and Open Source SDK's (i.e. Windows Development Toolkit)
  • Embedded hardware/software interface
  • Debugging software performing technical root cause analysis and developing a plan of corrective action when needed
  • Linux and other command line only interfaces

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in/with:

  • Developing and maintaining software in Python, C/C++
  • Writing and maintaining tests (unit, functional, integration, etc.)
  • Using common software engineering design patterns and architecture patterns
  • Writing software via Test Driven Development and working knowledge of unit testing frameworks (i.e. unit test)
  • Agile Scrum/Kanban Methodologies
  • Consuming data from REST API's and comfortable writing internal REST API's (Swagger and Postman experience a plus)
  • Building power and performance optimized test flows/frameworks with minimal impact to the system under test
  • Building automated CI/CD pipelines (i.e. Azure DevOps)
  • Using hardware and software debuggers (i.e. ITP, JTAG, Lauterbach, PDB, GDB) and is comfortable working hands-on with hardware components and peripherals
  • Using electronic lab test equipment including power measurement and debug tools (i.e. protocol exercisers/analyzers, DAQ, oscilloscope)
  • Intel CPU/PCH architecture and industry standards (i.e. PCI/PCI-E, USB, Thunderbolt, SAS/SATA, i2C/SMBUS, BIOS/EFI, Graphics, Memory, Storage, Audio, Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet)
  • Power Management Flows and architecture
  • Windows and Linux C/C++ compliers and best practices for developing custom platform agnostic tools
  • Using XMLRPC and JSONRPC protocols in Python
  • Building reports in Power BI

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;Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
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