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System on a Chip Server Security Architect

Hillsboro, Oregon; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0229974 Job Category Engineering Support Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

Intel Datacenter Processor Architecture team is looking for a highly qualified candidate to join our Server Security Architecture team. Security is a key pillar of Intel's vision and commitment to customers. Do you want to be part of a team developing secure hardware for Intel products? If so, this might be the team for you. Our architects are involved through the full product development cycle from new feature concept, feasibility assessment and planning, execution, and post-product support. We strive to create a safe and diverse environment where learning is valued, and technical and personal growth is encouraged and supported.

In this role responsibilities include although not limited to:

  • Secure design, development and operation of Intel's hardware and software products and services.
  • Threat assessment.
  • Design of security components and vulnerability assessment.
  • Ensures products conform to standards and specifications.
  • Develops plans and cost estimates.
  • Assesses projects to analyze risks.
  • Responds to customer/client requests or events as they occur.
  • Develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education, judgment, and formal process.
  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, and attacks and contributes to literate and conferences.
  • May participate in development of intellectual property.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of security practices, procedures, and capabilities in order to perform non-repetitive, analytical work.

In addition to the qualifications listed below the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following traits:

  • Thoughtful and perceptive analytical skills.
  • A genuine curiosity for understanding the system.
  • Dedicated and committed to creative problem solving and getting things done.
  • Willingness to work with cross-functional teams, in a dynamic environment.
  • A positive growth mindset, and desire to learn.


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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:
You must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and 2 years' experience; OR a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field and 1 year of experience; OR a PhD and experience in the following:

  • SoC security and/or security microarchitecture/validation and/or CPU/HW architecture.

  • Designing and/or implementing secure systems, including activities such as threat modeling, security architecture, protocol design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of x86 ISA.

  • Knowledge of Intel Server CPUs and SoCs.

  • 2+ years leading and/or influencing silicon design teams, peers and managers.

  • Hardware security background.

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,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.
Maggie, Offensive Security Researcher

Maggie Offensive Security Researcher

“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

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