Software and System Validation Engineer @ Intel - San Jose, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Software and System Validation Engineer

Intel - San Jose, CA

Job Description

Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) as a Software and System Validation Engineer!

The mission of Intel’s PSG is to drive the future for FPGA and Intel® eASIC™ technology/solutions around the globe. Within PSG, you'll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds/engineers in the world. Our Software and System Validation Engineers are part of a vibrant cross-site team (US and Asia) who define validation strategies and develop the tests that we use to validate subsystem and platform integration for Intel's networking and server products across multiple roadmaps. We support a range of Network Data Accelerators and platform Hardware applications with our experienced Pre and Post-Si engineers.

An ideal candidate has general platform integration and debug expertise across a range of interfaces so they can pick up new technologies to architect, define, and develop test strategies and content that efficiently identifies issues at the RTL, FW, Integration or Specification level.

You will work with virtual platform simulation, FPGA emulation, and real hardware to ensure the devices meet our customers' specifications and use cases. Successful system validation engineers have a broad understanding of system architecture, RTL, firmware, and debug techniques, while routinely interfacing with Architecture, Design, Software and Pre-Silicon Validation teams.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below.

  • Team player, with a demonstrated experience technically influencing others.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience that will allow growth and expanded opportunities across Intel.


You must possess the below minimum education requirements and minimum required qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Additional preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes, project work, internships, and/or military experience.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 1 year of related work experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 6 plus months of experience with Programming Languages Python and C/C++.
  • 6 plus months of experience working with test plans.
  • 6 plus months of experience working within a Linux/UNIX environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • 3 plus years of validation experience.
  • Experience developing test plans.
  • Experience in object-oriented programming.
  • Experience in software or Hardware System Bring-up or Silicon Power-On.
  • Developing test automation.
  • Debugging experience.
  • Experience with system architecture preferably Intel Architecture/Arm Architecture.
  • Experience debugging or developing emulation models.
  • Experience designing and deriving testing for system clock/system reset flows.
  • Experience with lab equipment (Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, JTAG/ITP debugger).
  • Software Agile development process including DevOps.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) 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.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved
accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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.

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