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Job ID: JR0197500
Job Category: Contract Employee
Primary Location: Chandler, AZ US
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Electrical Validation Engineer: Returnship

Job Description

The Path Forward Return to Work program at Intel is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.  


At Intel we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce. 

This program is 100% virtual during the 16-week returnship program.  Upon successful completion of the program, there is a possibility of an offer for full-time employment. A full time offer will likely be based out of one of Intel’s campuses in Oregon, California, or Arizona. 


Who We Are:  


Our Xeon Server Validation Team is seeking Validation Engineers across several disciplines such as Functional, Electrical/Analog and Power/Performance Validation to join us in our quest to ensure no bugs escape to our customers. We are comprised of engineers from a variety of life experiences and perspectives who share this common goal and pursue excellence in doing so.  We value our people first and foremost, so we appreciate a We Over Me mentality and a spirit of collaboration and encouragement. We have a robust server roadmap to deliver and therefore need your passion for problem-solving and your expertise. If you are technically curious and enjoy developing creative solutions to complex problems, then come join us in delivering the highest quality server products to the world.  In exchange we offer you the opportunity to collaborate closely with the brightest minds in the industry, and to be a part of the work influencing the technology data revolution. You will enjoy all the growth opportunities available to you at company as expansive and diversified as Intel. 


What you will be doing: 

Develop and implement electrical validation strategy for CPU IO interfaces 

Perform Si and platform debug to root cause issues and enable robust design fixes 

Work with hardware BIOS HVM and functional teams on implementations and recommend solutions 

Develop validation script with Si DFX features and platform hooks 

Use standard lab equipment for measurement and characterization 

Automate test systems to complete EV execution 

Interact with cross functional teams to provide electrical health assessment 

Design KIT Pre-Si Validation HVM test and others as part of the whole EV process 

Develop and document electrical validation requirements and tests for verification of Si designs 

Investigates and resolves complex issues with hardware BIOS Firmware Operating System implementations and recommends solutions 

Uses analysis to resolve electronic issues  

Behavioral Skills We're Looking For: 

A collaborative and helpful spirit 


Verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 

A growth mindset 


Minimum Qualifications: 


Educational experience listed below would be obtained through relevant schoolwork, internships, jobs and/or research experience. 


Bachelor's degree in  Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline and 4+ years of relevant work experience; OR Master's degree in  Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline and 3+ years of relevant work experience in the following:

  • A developed understanding of high-speed analog and digital circuits of CPU IO 
  • Mixed signal design validation RTL design and/or scripting in pre or post Si environment 
  • Software development and demonstrated proficiency with Python 
  • Experience with hardware lab with test equipment computer systems and/or test stations 


Preferred Qualifications : 

  • Developed understanding of high-speed hardware design including schematic capturing and layout design 

  • Developed understanding of signal integrity and power delivery network 

  • Developed understanding of USB3.2 USB4 Display Port (DP) HDMI PCIe standards


This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship. 

Inside this Business Group

The everyday contributions of the Intel Validation Engineering (iVE) team are essential to retaining/regaining Intel's product leadership. We validate, debug, and tune the newest designs and world-changing technologies that enrich the lives of every person on earth. We play a critical role in completing the PRQs of Intel products and in Intel's ability to deliver the annual technology platforms in our roadmap.

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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