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Performance Architect

Austin, Texas Job ID JR0188129 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Come join Intel's Performance Architecture and Analysis Organization as a Performance Architect. The team is responsible for architectural exploration, evaluation of design alternatives, performance projections, Power/Performance (PnP) trade-offs, and support performance validation for Data Center products. It involves using state of the art simulation and technology to make sure future SoCs deliver industry leading performance/power. You will need to have a strong background in computer architecture and micro-architecture, performance analysis and software. You will also need a strong background in SoC architectures/ microarchitecture with focused expertise in one or more of these areas: integrated IPs and accelerators, Fabric, Memory, Coherency and Core microarchitecture.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Problem-solving skills and multitasking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment


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

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer /Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree with 6+ years of relevant experience. Or a Master's Degree in the same fields with 4+ years of relevant experience. OR a PhD degree in the same fields with 2+ years of relevant experience.

Your experience must be in the following:

  • Computer Performance Architecture OR Microarchitecture OR Performance Modeling
  • Experience (includes Research/Teaching) in at least one of the following Performance Architecture areas:  Fabric, Memory, Coherency or Core
  • Programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python or similar languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in more than one area of Fabric, Memory, Coherency or Core Microarchitecture
  • Research/Publications/Patents in Computer Performance Microarchitecture
  • Experience with performance scenarios/use cases and KPI/workloads
  • Experience with hardware, software design and debug skills

Inside this Business Group
In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intel’s engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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, and benefit programs. Find more information about 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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