CPU Verification Engineer

at Intel in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description

If you are passionate about seeing your ideas go from white board to billions of pieces of silicon, join the Atom core design team in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our goal: to build revolutionary microprocessor cores to power the next decade of computing.

In this position, you will join the Atom CPU pre-silicon verification team and will be responsible for validating the RTL implementation of new architecture and micro-architecture capabilities.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technical ownership of validation of a feature, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of CPU validation

Investigating new techniques to accelerate validation of CPU hardware

Executing functional, performance, and power validation using dynamic and analytical approaches

Developing validation content like tools and test generators to match the complexity of new cores for use in in pre-si and post-si

Read and interpret technical specs and create high quality technical documentation like test plans and strategy documents

Collaborate and communicate with architecture, design, pre-si and post-si validation, and other teams to achieve project goals

Contributing to post-silicon debug preparation and sighting resolution

As a successful candidate, you must possess collaboration skills and the ability to tolerate ambiguity and highly complex decision environments.


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 Requirements:

Master’s in computer engineering or electrical engineering or STEM related degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience OR a Bachelor’s in computer engineering or electrical engineering or STEM related degree plus 3 years of relevant work experience.

2+ years of work experience in one or more of the following areas:

Computer architecture knowledge, including specific areas of technical ownership/expertise relevant to CPUs

Experience with a hardware modeling language, such as Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog and industry standard logic simulation tools

Validation environment development in C++, Verilog, System Verilog UVM/OVM

Validation and debug experience including test writing/generation, checker development, coverage analysis, failure debug, root cause analysis

Assembly language programming, code generation, or other low-level software experience.

Strong programming experience in at least one language: C/C++, Perl, Python, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

Knowledge of Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture, x86 assembly language.

Familiarity with software validation, including microcode, firmware, etc.

Experience in post-silicon debug and analysis

Intel or industry experience in micro-architecture, design or verification of CPU cores

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.

Other Locations

US, Austin

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.

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Job Posting: JC248494007

Posted On: Sep 25, 2023

Updated On: Dec 04, 2023

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