Pre-Silicon Validation Engineer


Posted Feb. 12, 2024

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Job Description

Come join Intel's Devices Development 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 and 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


Minimum Qualifications:
Must have either a BS + 3 years' experience or MS + 2 years' experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or any other STEM related degree
Minimum 3 years' experience with reading and interpreting technical specs and Register Transfer Level (RTL) code
Minimum 3 years' experience working on IP or SoC development, verification, or integration using Verilog/System Verilog/OVM/UVM
Minimum 3 years' experience with writing validation plans and software to implement those validation plans.
Minimum 1 year experience with UNIX or Linux

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum 1 year experience with computer architecture
Minimum 1 year experience with IA-32 assembly and/or Verilog programming experience
Minimum 2 years' experience with validation or testing experience, especially in a silicon design team

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 Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intel’s 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.

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.

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.