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Job ID: JR0034783
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: College Grad

Wireless Architecture and Design Research Scientis

Job Description

At Intel Labs, this position for Wireless Architecture Design Research Scientist is responsible for designing algorithm, simulation, optimization and architecture design for power efficient wireless communication signal processing and architecture targeting for future generation of wireless system or SoCs. Candidate will work hands-on on algorithms, signal processing, optimization, performance, architectural trade-offs, as well as protocol simulation and design for multiple communication and connectivity technologies and standards i.e. 5G, LTE, or WiFi and several aspects of best-in-class communication system design. Participates in development of intellectual property, coordinates inter-departmental research efforts, work with Business Unit partners to shape the research agenda and transfer technologies to products.

Prefer the candidate possess both algorithm and architecture background and experience, with hands on expertise and experience in one of the following areas: General modeling and programming DSP/certain processor programming, OR hardware Logic design and RTL development, or FPGA emulation and prototyping of key design IP, System and/or SoC

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and drive efficient signal processing algorithm, optimization, simulation and functional specifications for communication and connectivity system and/or sub-systems with emphasis on differentiation, scalability, re-usability and time to market.
  • Collaborate with business units to analyze future communication and connectivity requirements, protocol and algorithm, architectural and/or SoC concepts with differentiating features and efficient solution.
  • Hands-on experience on Baseband/MAC design and/or upper layer on device and/or infrastructure side.
  • Work with other MAC / PHY and/or upper layer design teams, and design or develop function, simulation and data analysis, power/performance models to evaluate algorithm and architectural trade-offs associated with cost and performance.
  • Work with design teams to evaluate design options and associated tradeoffs.

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Able to plan and achieve aggressive technical and schedule goals.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Able to influence others through technical expertise.
  • Able to make technical tradeoff decisions at the hardware, software and system design levels.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good collaboration ability and desire to work as a team player.
  • Able to plan and coordinate team activities to achieve aggressive technical and schedule goals.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


You must possess the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Enginering or related field and knowledge and skill in system or chipset development for power efficient wireless technologies.  
  • 6 (+) months of expertise with successful completion of algorithms and implementation or proof-of-concept design.
  • 6 (+) months of experience in systems and/or SOC include algorithm, simulation, architecture, feature evaluation, signal processing and optimization, HW/SW integration, troubleshooting, and expertise in designing power efficient systems.
  • 6 (+) of experience in more than one wireless technologies such as emerging 5G, LTE, or Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/BLE, GNSS, NFC.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge with power efficient design, sensors integration, efficient audio and video subsystem, or power management subsystems.
  • Device-device communication.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

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