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SOC Senior Firmware Validation Lead Engineer

Folsom, קליפורניה; סנטה קלרה, קליפורניה; Hudson, מסצוסטס Job ID JR0249968 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced סוג שעות משרה מלאה

Job Description

If you are passionate about computer graphics and working with leading graphics engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture, then our Client GFX and AI Graphics Engineering (CGAI) Team has opportunities for you. Client GFX and AI Graphics Engineering (CGAI) is responsible for delivering industry-leading GPU (3D, media, compute, and display) hardware intellectual property (IP) blocks and system-on-chip (SoC) products for discrete graphics and throughput computing. We strive to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world-class engineering.  The Discrete Graphics SoC team is within CGAI and we charter/responsible for improving the energy efficiency of our Xe* GPUs.

As a member of Power Management team, you will be prototyping low-power solutions for various design blocks. You will be collaborating with architects, RTL and Platform, and software teams to analyze and implement low-power solutions for next generation Intel GPU products. Our development activities include micro-architecture, firmware, hardware design and pre-silicon verification. As part of the Power Management firmware validation team, you will work closely with the platform and IP architects while defining and developing the verification content for Power Management FW. This position is for the firmware validation of DGPU SoC Power management firmware for managing power/energy efficiently for Client/Server DGPU SoC products, with focus on active power management, idle power management, thermal management.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing test plans, tests and checkers to verify Power management firmware.

  • Creating modelling of hardware components for the simulation environment.

  • Utilizing various tools and methodologies with the goal to ensure FW correctness.

  • Communicating effectively and coordinating with designers and architects.

  • Low level firmware validation that interacts directly with hardware.

  • Provide mentoring to other team members on Firmware Validation

  • Provide Technical Leadership to team while contributing individually.

  • Closely work with team help define test plan and debug design.

Behavioral Traits:

Behavioral traits like problem solving, teamwork, commitment to task and quality focus.


Minimum qualifications are required 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 Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science or any STEM related field with over 8+yrs. of experience or master’s degree in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science or any STEM related field or PhD in electrical/ electronic/ computer engineering, computer science, or any STEM related field with 3+ years of experience

5+ years of experience in one or more of the following

Programming in C++ or Python or Perl or Ruby or other Object-Oriented Programming techniques

Knowledge of two or more power management features and functionality, including: power states/flows, power consumption, power delivery, reset sequence, OS power management, device power management and stability between power management subsystem/domains and other subsystems in the System setting

Experience in embedded Firmware validation or verification

Preferred Qualifications:

Computer architecture and SoC Power management knowledge is a plus.

Proficient a microcontroller environment (Tensilica/ARC/ARM Cortex M or similar)

Hardware (drivers)

Embedded firmware/software

Inside this Business Group

The Client Computing Group (CCG) is responsible for driving business strategy and product development for Intel's PC products and platforms, spanning form factors such as notebooks, desktops, 2 in 1s, all in ones. Working with our partners across the industry, we intend to deliver purposeful computing experiences that unlock people's potential - allowing each person use our products to focus, create and connect in ways that matter most to them. As the largest business unit at Intel, CCG is investing more heavily in the PC, ramping its capabilities even more aggressively, and designing the PC experience even more deliberately, including delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products. As a result, we are able to fuel innovation across Intel, providing an important source of IP and scale, as well as help the company deliver on its purpose of enriching the lives of every person on earth.

Other Locations

US, CA, Santa Clara; US, MA, Hudson

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $162,041.00-$259,425.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

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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