Lead IP/SOC Verification/Validation Engineer


Posted Feb. 12, 2024

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Job Description

Defines, develops, and performs functional validation for integrated SoCs, focusing on validation of IP integration, interaction between IPs, and systemlevel features. Applies various hardware and software level tools and techniques to ensure validation coverage and that performance, power, and area goals are met. Reviews proposed design changes to assess impact on validation plans, tasks, and timelines. Develops SoC validation methodologies, validation test plans, executes validation plans, and collaborates with other engineers for design optimization, troubleshooting, and failure analysis. Performs silicon debug to identify root causes and resolves all functional and triage failures for SoC issues. Tests interactions between various SoC features using validation infrastructure. Develops postsilicon validation infrastructure (e.g., performance monitors, behavioral checkers, state space coverage) and test environment used in validation testing. Publishes SoC validation reports summarizing all validation activities performed, reviews results, and communicates to relevant teams. Works with architecture, design, verification, board, platform, and manufacturing teams to maintain and improve debug, validation test strategy, methodologies, and processes for SoC interfaces and to meet desired product specifications. Develops content to create or increase specific IP interactions using a variety of tools and techniques (including patching techniques using microcode, firmware, or custom OS builds). Engages in all phases of the product life cycle and develops and validates content, infrastructure, and bug hunts in multiple environments (e.g., simulation, emulation, FPGAs) to ensure silicon readiness.


a. BS/MS in Electrical/ Electronic/ Computer Engineering or related field with at least 12+ years of experience in IP/SOC validation b. Expertise in Verilog/System Verilog, VCS/Verdi, OVM/UVM and Formal verification tools c. Development of test bench and test plan for IP/SOC validation d. Knowledge of High speed serial protocol such as PCIe, USB, CXL, Ethernet is a strong plus e. Familiar with Python, Perl, TCL and shell scriptsf. Excellent debugging, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center & Artificial Intelligence Group (DCAI) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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.

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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.