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Job ID: JR0197520
Job Category: Contract Employee
Primary Location: Chandler, AZ US
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Power and Performance 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 a company as expansive and diversified as Intel. 

Behavioral Skills We're Looking For: 

•    A collaborative and helpful spirit 

•    Creativity 

•    Verbal, written, and interpersonal skills 

•    A growth mindset

What you'll be doing: 

  • Create, define and develop power validation methods, environments and test content 

  • Use and apply platform level tools and techniques to ensure performance to specifications, and optimize and characterize the power delivery networks. 

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

  • Requires broad understanding of multiple system areas and requires interfaces with architecture design and pre-silicon validation teams in improving post-silicon test content and providing feedback for future on die debug features. 

  • Be able to demonstrate success in communicating plans status issues and concerns. 

  • Test planning execution monitoring and reporting test results. 

  • Collaboration with cross functional HW and SW team to solve complex issues and improve efficiency. 

  • Frontline and drive schedules and issues to closure in high complex scenarios. 

  • Deal with customer issues. 

  • Be able to make judgment calls regarding customer deliverables and program level risk assessment from a power and performance standpoint.  


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, debug and logic proficiency 

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

• A developed understanding of analog electronics 

• Experience with Python or C language programming 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with test automation frameworks 


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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