Xeon Server CPU Senior Performance Validation Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

Our Xeon Server Validation Team is seeking Senior Performance Validation Engineers to join us in our quest to ensure no bugs escape to our customers. We are comprised of engineers from a variety of life experiences and perspectives who share this common goal and pursue excellence in doing so. We value our people first and foremost, so we appreciate a We Over Me mentality and a spirit of collaboration and encouragement. We have a robust server roadmap to deliver and therefore need your passion for problem-solving and your expertise. If you are technically curious and enjoy developing creative solutions to complex problems, then come join us in delivering the highest quality server products to the world. In exchange we offer you the opportunity to collaborate closely with the brightest minds in the industry, and to be a part of the work influencing the technology data revolution. You will enjoy all the growth opportunities available to you at company as expansive and diversified as Intel.

Behavioral Skills We're Looking For:

  • A collaborative and helpful spirit

  • Creativity

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

  • A growth mindset

  • Collaboration and teaming skills

  • Networking, communication and influence skills

As a Senior Performance Validation Engineer and Technical Leader, you will:

  • Lead the effort to tackle the challenges of validating and optimizing the performance of Intel's next generation Xeon Server CPUs and platforms

  • Create, define and develop performance validation methods and techniques

  • Mentor and train junior engineers in Performance Validation techniques, technologies, and workloads

  • Characterize and optimize power management architectures against various workloads to improve performance, identify weaknesses, and help drive the direction of new power management ideas in next generation servers.

  • Analyze performance results, collaborating with architecture and design teams to optimize to get the highest levels the performance form Intel's CPUs

  • Perform Si and platform debug to root-cause issues and enable robust design fixes; design experiments to root cause the issues and collaborate with other teams for debug.

  • Collaborate with architecture, design and pre-silicon validation teams in developing and improving post-silicon performance validation methodologies, test content, and validation techniques, to provide feedback for future on die performance debug features

  • Plan tests, analyze results and optimize performance, drive schedules and ensure highest level of quality to closure in high complex scenarios

  • Make judgment calls regarding customer deliverables and program level risk assessment from a performance standpoint

  • Engage with and help resolve customer issues regarding SOC and system performance

  • Requires broad understanding of multiple system areas and CPU architecture


Educational experience listed below would be obtained through relevant schoolwork, internships, jobs and/or research experience

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must possess either a BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science or related field with 10+ years of experience; or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field with 8+ years of experience

  • 5+ years experience in computer architecture development, design verification or validation disciplines, system platform-level debug and root cause isolation methodology and tools

  • Must possess strong initiative, problem solving/debug skills, communication skills and ability to work within a diverse team environment

  • A developed understanding of Computer Architecture and CPU micro-architecture

  • Experience with Python or C language programming

  • CPU microarchitectural and/or high-speed bus protocol experience

  • Advanced English level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with server or client-specific industry benchmarks and their application to measurement and competitive analyses of performance KPI's

  • Deep understanding of power and performance architecture, tuning, performance bottleneck analysis, using performance counter monitors 

  • Experience in system/platform-level debug and root cause isolation, methodology and tools (including Logic Analyzers, Protocol Analyzers, Oscilloscopes and Multimeters) 

  • Hands-on experience working with lab equipment, networks, interfaces, (e.g. JTAG, OSC, LA)

    Deep technical knowledge in performance and power management including understanding of architecture and microcode sufficient to understand potential power and performance impacts of changes

  • Experience in data analysis and organization, test automation, and computer system operation

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

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.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

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