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Performance Architect

Santa Clara, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; Austin, Texas Job ID JR0210061 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Looking for a fun, challenging and rewarding role at Intel? Come and join us.

The Xeon performance architecture team is looking for a Performance Architect to join their team. The team is responsible for architectural exploration, evaluation of design alternatives, performance projections, power vs. performance trade-offs, and performance validation support for data center products. This job involves developing and using state of the art modeling, simulation, and projection technology to deliver Xeon CPU products with industry leading performance and power attributes.

The ideal candidate will need to have a strong background in computer architecture, micro-architecture, performance analysis, and software engineering. A background in one or more of the following areas is also strongly desired: CPU and system-on-chip (SoC) architecture, cache hierarchies, integrated logic blocks, accelerators, on- and off-die coherent interconnects, memory, I/O, and core architecture.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging, multi-tasking, and brainstorming skills.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment.

  • The ability to distill complex ideas into well-articulated and understandable messages.


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 schoolwork, classes, research, and/or relevant previous job(s).

A Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of relevant experience, Master’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience, or a PhD degree.  A degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related degree with a demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements.

Your experience should be in the following areas:

  • Computer architecture and/or microarchitecture

  • Performance modeling

  • Software engineering

Preferred qualifications that will make you stand out:

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accelerators, on- and off-die coherent interconnects, memory, I/O, cache hierarchies

  • Research, publications, and/or patents related to computer architecture

  • Experience with performance use cases, workloads, and/or benchmarks

  • Hands-on experience with hardware, esp. server platforms and/or server workloads

  • Internal and external customer engagements

  • Hardware and software debug skills

  • Software engineering practices (test driven development, code coverage, JIRA task management)

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.

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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:
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