Principal Engineer (SoC Validation)

Locations: Portland Oregon OR Bay Area OR Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to own and lead SOC validation execution for next-generation High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence products. The candidate will be responsible for driving efficiencies invalidation strategies for a SOC environment by taking a holistic view starting from planning, architecture, design, validation, and production. Candidate will work closely with the SOC architecture teams, design teams, platform teams, and Post Silicon teams to develop optimal solutions. Work with existing teams to develop efficient validation methodologies and execution strategies. As part of this process, he or she will be required to assess risks and identify solutions that accelerate validation execution in a SOC environment.

  • Drive SOC Validation methodologies as well as tool flows. SOC validation strategies for future and tactical approaches for the current generation to enable high-quality SOC.
  • Working with the SOC Val technical leads in a hands-on fashion.
  • Technical assessment of SOC features asks and recommendations to management of the complexity and risk profiles related to validation.
  • Drive strategies to enable SOC Independent development platform.
  • Provide technical assessment and interpretation as well as solutions to senior management of the technical risks in execution based on the wide range of SOC Val technical indicators.
  • Develop global staging validation plans in partnership with SOC fabric and IP and Subsystems.
  • Develop strategies to reduce integration times and improve performance times at SOCs.
  • Develop strategies to maximize emulation and validation. 
  • Influence and co-optimize platform and CPU.


  • Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Computer Science with 15+ years of relevant experience.

Key elements for successful candidate are as below:

  • Strong Validation/Logic technical and strategic leadership skills with hands-on expertise.
  • Proven track record of active engagement and technical delivery of high-quality complex IPs or SOCs across multiple design generations is required.
  • The candidates should exhibit a detailed understanding of the technical validation concepts, architecture, systems, development methods and disciplines associated with the program and utilize knowledge to accelerate the program's completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills ability to communicate with customers & senior management.
  • Data-driven decision making and a balanced approach to enable business objectives
    Risk management.
  • Self-starter, self-motivator, and highly adaptable
  • Strong demonstration of the ability to innovate.

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