CPU Core Formal Verification Eng

at Intel in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description

We’re looking for motivated and talented engineer to join the US Big Core CPU verification team.

You will join the team responsible for exhaustively verifying the architecture and micro-architecture changes implemented in the CPU using a combination of dynamic and formal verification methods.

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

+ Technical ownership of formal verification of a microarchitecture block, methodology, or otherwise significant aspect of the Big Core CPU

+ Understand and contribute to micro-architecture specification and define the formal verification strategy for a significant portion of the design

+ Lead ROI analysis and recommend appropriate use of formal verification vs dynamic validation techniques for relevant parts of the CPU

+ Document formal test plans and drive technical reviews of plans and proofs with design and architecture teams

+ Work with or contribute to Dynamic functional verification execution for the microarchitectural block

+ Post-silicon failure debug and sighting resolution

+ Mentor junior team members

+ Develop validation automation tools to accelerate execution

+ Collaborate on validation approach and strategy beyond immediate team

+ Work with global Formal verification experts and design teams within the organization


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 would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research and relevant previous job and/or internship experience. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a master’s degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering or any STEM related degree and 1+ years with relevant work experience.

1+ years’ experience or knowledge in/with:

In-depth computer architecture knowledge with emphasis on out of order processor execution, memory hierarchy, and memory management

Industry standard formal verification tools such as JasperGold, IFV, Questa Formal, VC Formal

Applying sequential equivalence checking in complex micro-architectures

Formal abstractions and other complexity reduction techniques

Hardware modeling language, such as Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog and industry standard logic simulation tools

Assertion writing, checker development, coverage analysis, failure debug, root cause analysis

Programming in at least one language: C/C++, Java, Specman E etc and familiarity with any of scripting languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, TCL

Intel or industry experience in pre-silicon verification of CPU cores, including specific areas of technical ownership/expertise relevant to CPUs

Preferred Experience

Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and 3+ years of relevant work experience

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

Pre/Post-silicon debug and analysis

Research publications, patent filings, or other evidence of personal technical innovation in validation methodology advancement.

Inside this Business Group

The Core and Client Development Group (C2DG) is a worldwide organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, Core , and critical IPs that power Intel’s leadership products, driving most of the Client roadmap for CCG, Delivering Server First Cores that enable continued growth for DCG and invest in future disruptive technologies.

Other Locations

US, Hillsboro

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

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Job Posting: JC252014681

Posted On: Dec 04, 2023

Updated On: Dec 14, 2023

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