Validation Platform Development Manager
Santa Clara, California
"I get to work with some really bright people and work on designs that nobody has ever done. We're really pushing the envelope of technology. That's very exciting to me."
What do I do at Intel?
I am currently a Validation Platform Development Manager. I manage a team of 40+ engineers to design debug platforms used to validate Intel® Xeon® and Itanium® processors for enterprise and desktop products prior to launch.
What are some of the cool things about my job?
My team is spread across Santa Clara, California, and Dupont, Washington, and I work with other Intel teams in the United States as well as Mexico, Israel, India, and Malaysia to validate Intel's microprocessors and chipsets.
What cool projects have I had the opportunity to work on at Intel?
Some of the products that my team has helped validate include the Itanium® processor, Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor, Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processor, and Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology, with the most recent products being the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 7300 and 7300 chipset.
How did I come to work at Intel?
I started my career at Intel as a Rotation Engineer and worked in i960 product marketing and on the Itanium® design team as a cache designer.
Why do I think Intel is a great place to work?
One of the best parts of working at Intel is that I've been very lucky to work with some very diverse teams and have had a lot of opportunities to influence the next generation.
For example, through the Women at Intel Network (WIN) we do a lot of outreach programs. One of these is what we call "Techbridge". We bring in girls that may not be exposed to things like engineering and science and do some workshops with them and show them what it's like to be an engineer and work at Intel.