Intel SoC Design Engineer – Pre-Silicon Integration Validation or Security Validation or Emulation Build in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Come join Intel's Silicon Engineering Group organization in Pre-Silicon Validation. In this role you will be working as part of a pre-silicon validation team for future Intel SoCs or IPs.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Validation of an IP or feature, either directly or at the system level

  • Creating plans and tests for validating portions of a complex microarchitecture using written specs, RTL code and other tests as a guide

  • Learning the architecture and microarchitecture by debugging failures to the root cause

  • Developing and utilizing various debug and validation tools and/or methodologies to implement validation plans with the goal being to ensure a solid design

  • Participating in the debug of failures on silicon and developing new testing strategies to detect these failures on RTL models

  • Engaging with IP providers and customers to define, develop and deliver necessary infrastructure and address issues found during execution

  • Developing tools and methods to streamline IP development and SOC integration to deliver highest quality in shortest time possible

  • Developing debugging tools and software

Additional responsibilities for Security Validation

  • Analyze, interpret and assess HW and FW architectural specifications to define security requirements for IP/SoC designs

  • Review new IP/SoC HW/FW architecture to drive upstream design development to meet product security objectives

  • Contribute to downstream post-silicon and platform security validation as well as actively participate in customer security matters

Additional responsibilities for Emulation Build

  • Building multiple emulation targets for an SoC

  • Adding support for new features/IPs into existing emulation models


  • Bachelor of Science or Masters of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience with reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code

  • 3+ years of experience working on IP or SoC development, verification, or integration using Verilog/System Verilog/OVM/UVM3+ years of experience writing validation plans and software to implement those validation plans

  • 1+ years of experience with UNIX* or Linux*

  • Security Validation Only

  • Experienced in IP/SOC product development lifecycle (PLC) and Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)

  • Familiarity with Intel x86 core, chipset and platform architectures (BIOS, Patches, Drives, OSes) as well as Intel product security features

  • Expertise in verification methodologies such as ace/sandbox for model build, validation language (UVM/OVM/Saola) and architecture to build future proof scalable validation environments and test content

  • Emulation Build Only

  • 1 year of experience building or enhancing emulation models

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year experience with computer architecture

  • 1 year experience with IA-32 assembly and/or Verilog* programming experience

  • 3 years of experience with validation or testing experience, especially in a silicon design team

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