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Software Performance Engineer

San José, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica Job ID JR0264600 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced Full/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

The Intel Software and Advanced Technology Group's Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) delivers innovative, high quality software that differentiates Intel products and maximizes customer value. MTC's mission is to ensure Microsoft operating environments, tools, and key applications run best on Intel architecture and Intel architecture is best designed for them. To do this, we collaborate closely with Microsoft to define, develop and deliver new technologies and experiences across IOT, Client, as well as Cloud and Edge.

By joining MTC, you'll be part of the team with the closest relationship to Microsoft architects and engineers and deepest technical knowledge in Microsoft products and services at Intel, built on trust and decades of joint collaboration. We are platform innovators, leading industry, standards-definition to scale-quality OEM designs and are the bridge that connects every product that Intel builds with Microsoft technologies.

The explosive data growth with AI, HPC, intelligent cloud, and remote connectivity has created an increased demand for efficient platforms and database engines that can handle this accelerated growth. The team provides you with the unique opportunity to develop into an industry leading expert, working closely with Intel's key partners to deliver optimized solutions for client, enterprise and cloud customers.

In this role, you will work on end-to-end hardware and software optimizations that help influence our partners to adopt leading edge Intel features. In addition, you will bring software and workload knowledge back to Intel, to help influence the future roadmap to build the best client and server products. This is an excellent opportunity to bring new ideas and innovation to a high performing team and deliver exceptional results through this highly visible role. We invite you to join our team and help us continue to develop synergistic relationships with our key partners by delivering Intel-differentiated value through software.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage with external partners, as well as internal Intel teams to understand the use case for new technologies and opportunities for Intel

  • Evaluate new Intel technologies like storage, memory, security by creating Proof of concepts and present the findings to our partners as well as Intel architects

  • Use performance methodologies to improve Intel's hardware and optimize software stack to ensure best performance on IA

  • Communication and stakeholder management skills, able to negotiate and resolve conflict within all levels of the organization towards to a win-win/best for business solution

  • Tolerance to ambiguity, build consensus across organization and having a proactive approach to manage changes to deliver to tight milestones

  • Demonstrated discipline attentiveness to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision

  • Capable of handling multiple assignments in a timely manner while meeting assigned deadline.

  • Strong business acumen skills.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Be a team player, contribute to an inclusive work environment and overall growth of the team through respect, knowledge sharing, and finding new opportunities for the team

  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation skills to influence management and technical stakeholders across both Intel and external partners

  • Continuous improvement and problem-solving techniques.

  • Make decisions that move the project forward.

  • Must be dynamic and creative, willing to rethink the proposed solutions and innovate in the process.

  • Excellent analytical skills.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. The following preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates:

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's in computer science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or relevant field with 4+ years of relevant experience or Master's in computer science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a relevant field with 3+ years of relevant experience. And 3+ years of experience in the following:

  • Computer Architecture Fundamentals

  • Software Development

  • Software Optimization and Debugging

  • Candidate must have permanent right to work in Costa Rica

  • Advanced English level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with performance tools and methodologies

  • Expertise in Server Operating Systems and concepts

  • Multithreaded programming patterns and libraries knowledge

  • Experience with performance tools like Emon, Xperf, Vtune

  • Deep Technical subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas is critical:

  • Data Center and Cloud Management systems

  • Expert in C/C++ programming and code optimization

Inside this Business Group

Enable amazing computing experiences with Intel Software continues to shape the way people think about computing – across CPU, GPU, and FPGA architectures. Get your hands on new technology and collaborate with some of the smartest people in the business. Our developers and software engineers work in all software layers, across multiple operating systems and platforms to enable cutting-edge solutions. Ready to solve some of the most complex software challenges? Explore an impactful and innovative career in Software.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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