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Intel Pre-silicon Verification Technical Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

PSG's Hardware Engineering organization is looking for Senior technical lead to join us to define next generation verification strategy and architecture to tackle challenges of the future in developing FPGA and Transceiver products of Programmable Solution group. This is Principal Engineer role, which is a hands-on, highly technical individual contributor role. As a technical leader on pre-silicon verification, candidate will drive Innovation and changes required in verification to incorporate ML/AI based strategic initiatives to improve quality and efficiency. Candidate will be the focal point across organizational partnerships in Architecture, Design, Firmware developers and Validation teams within Intel across different sites. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to: Define and enhance methodologies for pre-silicon validation of high complexity FPGA and Transceiver chiplets improving the overall quality, efficiency and velocity of the pre-silicon validation team. Interact closely with the architecture and design teams, influencing product definition, implementation and verification. Create, define and develop all levels of verification environment and test suites. Responsible for the development of methodologies, execution of verification test plans, test sequences and directed tests. Mentor and guide junior verification engineers

Additional Skills:

  • Effective negotiation skills with proven skills to work between various engineering and business teams in order to deliver results.

  • Proven skills to lead cross-organizational teams where participants are not direct reports, motivating technical contributors and driving innovation.

  • Proficiency to create concise summaries of plans, status, recommendations, and risks along with the path to resolution.

  • Strong communication skills to influence partners and stakeholders.

  • Change agent mindset


Minimum Qualifications

BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 12+ years of experience - OR - Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 8+ years of experience:

8+ years of verification experience and high-proficiency using System Verilog and OVM/UVM

Preferred Qualifications

Domain expertise in FPGA architecture/design and verification, Functional modeling, Device protocols, Firmware verification, Formal Property verification and emulation

8+ years of experience in Pre-Si functional/performance/power verification

Experience in using emulators/FPGA to do pre-silicon validation

Experience in logic design, architecture, verification

Experience role modeling and mentoring junior engineers

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

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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.