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Client SoC Performance Architect

Hillsboro, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0216903 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Come join Intel's Client SOC Architecture (CSA) team as a Client SoC Perf Architect.

The team is responsible for architectural exploration, evaluation of design alternatives and power and performance tradeoffs for mobile and desktop System on a Chip (SoC) products. It involves using state of the art simulation technology to ensure future mobile SoCs deliver industry leading performance and power. You will be working on architecture definition and performance analysis of current and future SoCs. This role will require close cooperation with the architecture, validation, software, emulation, design, post silicon and power teams. In this role you will directly contribute to Intel's next generation client SoCs through architectural definition, modelling, and analysis and meet the challenge of delivering the best products to our customers.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Architecturally defines, models and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly.
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and SoC architectural bottlenecks for complex multiple IP applications.
  • Influences future product definition by significantly contributing to the architecture used across families and generations.
  • Willing to effectively work in a team, strong initiative to deliver high quality results, enjoys exploring breadth of technical options and takes informed risks.


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.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with a minimum of 6+ years of industry experience -OR- a Master's in the same fields with 4+ years of industry experience -OR- a PhD degree

Your experience should be in the following areas:

Computer Architecture:

  • 1+ year experience with simulation-based performance modeling, and performance analysis.
  • 2+ year of experience with C/C++, python, and git.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Dissertation work in computer architecture and performance/power analysis.
  • Experience with cache hierarchy, memory, and/or interconnection network architectures
  • Experience with SOLID coding principles and Agile product development.
  • Experience using machine learning and data science for analysis.

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.

Other Locations

US,TX,Austin;US,CA,Santa Clara

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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