Intel Senior Pre-Silicon Verification Engineer in San Jose, California

Job Description

Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Data Center Group (DCG) as a Senior Pre-Silicon Verification Engineer!

The Data Center Group is looking for a Senior Pre-Silicon Verification Engineer to be part of a dynamic, agile, close-knit, and focused group developing smart networking solutions. The role requires a high degree of autonomy and willingness to take ownership of significant deliverables. You will need to develop new and use or enhance existing constrained-random verification environments that exercise designs through their corner-cases. You will also need to develop golden models and verify that the design matches the model. You will be responsible for the full life-cycle of verification, from planning to test execution and including collecting and closing coverage. You will closely interface with architecture and design teams to understand design/product requirements and develop comprehensive test plans. You will conduct/participate in test plan and test reviews, develop verification components and tests, and triage failures. You will mentor and provide guidance to junior verification engineers in the execution of their tasks.

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

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this business group as well as future possible opportunities with other business groups within Intel.

The Data Center Group (DCG) drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide.


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.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent with 4 plus years of industry experience, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent with 3 plus years of industry experience.

  • 4 plus years of experience in verifying complex designs both at the component and full-chip level.

  • 4 plus years of experience in architecting and developing test benches and verification components like bus functional models and scoreboards/checkers.

  • 4 plus years of experience in System Verilog based OVM / UVM, VMM or related object oriented and coverage driven ASIC verification methodology.

  • 4 plus years' experience working on L2-L4 networking protocols.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 plus years of experience and familiarity with Packet processing design and validation flows.

  • 4 plus years of experience in software development and scripting.

  • 4 plus years of experience in running and managing code coverage.

  • 4 plus years of experience with RDL (Register Description Language) flow and methodologies.

  • 4 plus years of experience with scripting languages such a TCL, Python, and Perl.

  • 4 plus years of experience with C/C++ preferred.

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.

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