System Validation Engineer

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Job Description

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) System Validation engineers are part of a vibrant cross-site team (US and India) who define validation strategies and develop the tests that we use to validate one of Intels critical accelerators, both in IP level and integrated into Intels many roadmaps.

We are looking for a System Validation Engineer to join our growing team. As a system validation engineer you will define validation requirement and design test logic required to achieve validation coverage. You will also work with team members to drive execution toward tape-in quality power-on readiness and post silicon validation. You will work with virtual platform simulation, FPGA emulation, and real hardware to ensure the devices meet our customers specifications and use cases. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Define validation requirement, access mechanism board requirement and test logic required to achieve validation coverage

  • May involve validation plan document writeup, test content development, test content pre-silicon emulation, test content post silicon bring-up bench related debug

  • May involve customer pre-silicon enablement, customer power-on and post silicon issue debug

  • Creates, defines, and develops system validation environment and test suites.

  • Uses and applies emulation and platform level tools and techniques to ensure performance to spec.

  • Responsible for the development of methodologies, execution of validation plans, and debug of failures.


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

3+ years of experience in a hardware or software validation or optimization role. Experience should include

  • Debug experience

  • Experience with C, C++, Perl, and/or Python

  • Experience in a Linux/UNIX environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in a post-silicon validation role

  • 5+ years of experience developing test plans

  • Experience with Object Oriented programming

  • Experience developing test automation

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, California, San Jose;US, California, Santa Clara;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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