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Job ID: JR0197552
Job Category: Contract Employee
Primary Location: Chandler, AZ US
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Platform Debug Specialist: 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. 

100% remote after program as well. 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 100% remote.

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. 

Behavioral Skills We're Looking For: 

•    A collaborative and helpful spirit 

•    Creativity 

•    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 

•    A growth mindset

What You'll Be Doing:


The Platform Debug Specialist role has a single purpose which is to solve our most challenging product issues.  Platform debug specialists work with our internal product teams (Manufacturing/Validation/Software) and our customer teams during critical escalations to root-cause system-level failures and/or anomalies directly impacting our customers or jeopardizing our committed timelines.  They are responsible for performing low-level and complex debug across multiple IP and system domains within a product, pulling together mindshare across IP design, SOC design, FW, Bios and software teams to completely understand any issue and drive a resolution.  They are also expected to drive innovative debug capability improvements through new DFD, debug tools and scripts to continuously improve the debug discipline.


Minimum Qualifications: 


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


Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related discipline and 4+ years of relevant work experience; OR Master's degree in  Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related discipline and 3+ years of relevant work experience; OR PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related discipline and 1+ years of relevant work experience in the following: 

  • Problem-solving, HW/SW/FW debug and logic proficiency 

  • A developed understanding of x86 Computer Architecture and CPU micro-architecture 

  • Experience in SOC design, verification or validation disciplines 

  • Extensive experience with system/platform-level debug and root cause isolation, methodologies and tools (including Logic Analyzers, Protocol Analyzers, Oscilloscopes and Multimeters.) 

  • Experience with hardware, system and/or microprocessor validation 

  • Experience with Python or C language programming 

  • Intel architecture and/or Intel chipset Experience 

  • Understanding of BIOS, OS, and Driver-level interactions at the system level 

  • Experience debugging Windows or Linux-based operating systems and technologies 

  • Experience reading board schematics and layout 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Test automation frameworks 

  • Demonstrated networking, communication and influence skills 

  • Demonstrated collaboration and teaming skills 


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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