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CPU Silicon Validation Engineer

CPU Silicon Validation Engineer

Santa Clara,California,United States


Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Dynamic, thoughtful people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want to join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In this highly visible role, you will be at the center of a chip design effort that collaborates with many fields and has a critical impact on getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will be part of a team responsible for the functional validation of our CPUs, with the aim of identifying logic design and circuit bugs. You will be developing CPU test content using our test generators, defining new test cases for our innovative CPU designs, and doing silicon bring-up in our lab.


- Work closely with CPU RTL and DV teams to understand changes to our CPU designs and to engineer test content for new CPU features. - Create CPU validation test plans, ensuring all key features are covered. - Develop SW workloads to stress test the CPU and integrate these into our existing validation environments. - Help maintain and improve our random test generator by adding support for new CPU architectural and microarchitectural features. - Drive the bring-up and execution of our silicon validation tools in pre-silicon (FPGAs) and post-silicon (development boards) - Debug functional silicon failures closely with Design and DV counterparts.

**Minimum Qualifications**

**Key Qualifications**

+ Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

+ In-depth knowledge of processor instruction set architecture and microarchitecture.

+ Strong in C/C+ + programming and scripting (Perl/Python etc)

+ Experience with assembly programming.

+ Direct experience with the ARM ISA a plus.

+ Good knowledge of the design and verification process

+ Background in silicon bring-up and debug experience a plus.

+ Good problem-solving skills

**Preferred Qualifications**

**Education & Experience**

Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

**Additional Requirements**

**Pay & Benefits**

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CPU Silicon Validation Engineer

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