CPU Core Pre-Si Validation/Verification Eng


Posted Feb. 12, 2024

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Job Description

Performs functional verification of CPU logic to ensure design will meet specification requirements. Develops IP verification plans, test benches, and the verification environment to ensure coverage to confirm to CPU microarchitecture specifications. Executes verification plans and defines and runs system simulation models to verify the design, analyze power and timing, and uncover bugs. Replicates, root causes, and debugs issues in the presilicon environment. Finds and implements corrective measures to resolve failing tests. Collaborates with CPU architects, RTL developers, and physical design teams to improve verification of complex architectural and microarchitectural features and to meet functional, performance, and power goals. Documents test plans and drives technical reviews of plans and proofs with design and architecture teams. Maintains and improves existing functional verification infrastructure and methodology. Participates in the definition of architecture and microarchitecture features of the CPU being designed actively.


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 school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other science/engineering related field.-

Minimum of 2-year experience in pre-silicon verification and/or front end.- Minimum of 2-year experience with software/programming languages (i.e. C, C++, C#, Visual Basic/.NET. Perl, Python, Java, etc.)- Minimum of 2 year experience with System Verilog/Verilog/VHDL and/or VCS or similar Simulator-

Minimum of 6 months experience with computer architecture and microarchitecture

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with coverage driven validation- Experience in IP/SOC ASIC Validation- Experience in Specman E and/or System Verilog/OVM/UVM- Experience with software design and coding Familiarity with x86 core architecture and instruction set is a good plus

Inside this Business Group

The Core and Client Development Group (C2DG) is a worldwide organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, Core ™, and critical IPs that power Intel's leadership products, driving most of the Client roadmap for CCG, Delivering Server First Cores that enable continued growth for DCG and invest in future disruptive technologies.

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.


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

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $123,419.00-$185,123.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.