System Validation Engineer (external)

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

The Intel Client Advanced Validation Engineering (CAVE) team is seeking System Validation Engineering applicants with a passion for continuous learning, a strong interest in computer architecture, and a tenacity for problem solving. The CAVE team at Intel owns validating Intel's Client SOC products (designed for mobile, desktop and gaming systems). As a System Validation Engineer in CAVE, you will collaborate extensively with Architecture, Design, Firmware, Software and Manufacturing teams. Your responsibilities will vary throughout the product life cycle, and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a deep understanding of pertinent IP hardware and software specifications (x86 Cores, Power Management, Graphics, Imaging, Memory, AI, amongst other technologies)

  • Analyzing use cases and creating test plans

  • Developing and automating content

  • Developing, utilizing, and refining test, coverage, and automation frameworks

  • Developing debug tools and methodologies

  • Debugging test failures using modern lab-based debug and observability solutions

To thrive as a System Validation Engineer, it is important to have a burning desire to understand how things work and the ability to approach problem solving from many different angles. The ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment is a must.


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

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 1+ years of experience in:


  • Validation and debugging
  • Processor architecture and micro-architecture skills
  • C/C++ or Python SW programming for content development and scripting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of System Architecture -Hardware-Firmware-Software interfaces

  • Test content development experience

  • Pre-silicon design/validation methodology knowledge

  • Lab Tools - Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Protocol Analyzer


This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship

Inside this Business Group

The everyday contributions of the Intel Validation Engineering (iVE) team are essential to retaining/regaining Intel's product leadership. We validate, debug, and tune the newest designs and world-changing technologies that enrich the lives of every person on earth. We play a critical role in completing the PRQs of Intel products and in Intel's ability to deliver the annual technology platforms in our roadmap.

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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