SoC Design Engineer


Posted Feb. 12, 2024

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Job Description

Builds emulation and FPGA models and solutions from RTL design using synthesis, partitioning, and routing tools. Develops, integrates, tests, and debugs hardware and software collateral in simulation, emulation, and FPGA models for testing new features, writes directed tests, develops the test environment and hybrid emulation environment, and supports verification of hardware and software/firmware. Defines and develops new capabilities and tools to achieve better verification through improved emulation and FPGA model usability. Enables acceleration of RTL development and improve emulation/FPGA model usability for presilicon verification, postsilicon validation, and software development. Develops improvements to usability by RTL validation and debugging of failing RTL tests on the emulation platform and interfaces with and provides guidance to verification teams for optimizing presilicon verification environments, test suites, and methodologies for emulation efficiency. Develops and utilizes automation aids, flows, and scripts in support of emulation utilization. Applies understanding of emulation and FPGA prototyping tools and methodologies, SoC integration, emulation transactors, emulation performance and optimization techniques, RTL simulation, and hybrid emulation environments (virtual platform and FPGA/emulation model). Collaborates with design, power and performance, silicon validation, and software teams, and participates in SoC and IP bring up, root causes testbench issues, IP and SoC testcases, and emulator/FPGA environment issues.


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:
- Bachelor's degree in Electronic, Electrical, Mechatronic engineer, Computer Science, or related field of study.
- 6+ month experience in VLSI (Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, and/or work experience)
- Strong Knowledge of Python or similar programming language, packages, classes, methods and properties, Coding and scripting: Bash, Python, etc. .

- Intermediate English Level

- Costa Rican unrestricted work permit

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge in any of the next areas is a plus:
System Verilog / OOP, OVM/UVM.
IP-level design and/or verification.
SOC-level design/integration and/or validation.
RTL quality checks.
Simulation-based debug (VCS, Verdi, DVE).
Computer (CPU) and/or System (Platform) Architecture.
Emulation at SoC and/or Platform level.
Firmware and/or boot development/debug.
Python programming.
Front-end Design TFMs (Tools, Flows, and Methodologies).

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.