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Power and Performance Engineer - Returnship

Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0232287 Job Category Contract Employee Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level
Job Description

Have you taken a career break and are now interested in returning to the workforce?

Intel is offering a 20-week paid return ship for experienced professionals ready to return to the workforce. If you have at least 5 years of professional experience and have taken a break from the workforce for 2+ years for any of the following, but not limited to reasons, we welcome you to apply:

  • Starting or raising a family

  • Military service/military spouse

  • Community service/volunteer work

  • Caring for a family member or self

  • Teaching

  • Other

At Intel we are excited to have a Return-to-Work program because we appreciate the skills individuals who are returning to work can offer. Through this program you will have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new skills and experiences as well as make connections with others transitioning back into the workforce.

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So, join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come

We are looking to hire a team of Power and Performance (PnP) Engineers. As a Power and Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for evaluating early SOC and platform performance, debugging regressions and interfacing with both the pre and post silicon performance teams and architects.

As a Power and Performance Engineer, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • You will also work on workload characterization, tracing and simulations and help make roadmap decisions based on analytical pathfinding experiments.

  • As part of this effort, you will also research upcoming and trending computational ideas and usage models.

  • We are looking for inherently inquisitive people who also enjoy working in a lab environment and have a passion for optimizing power and performance.

  • You will be working with senior technical engineers at Intel who are continuously thinking to transform our technological landscape.

This position is hybrid at the Santa Clara, CA Intel site during the 20-week returnship program.


You must possess the 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.

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have taken a career break for 2 or more years.

Candidate musty have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a STEM related discipline with 5+ years of experience in system performance and benchmarking -OR- Masters' Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or a STEM related discipline with 3+ years of experience in related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of especially x86computer architecture.

  • Benchmarking experience.

  • Experience with C/C++ and Python.

  • Knowledge of Lab measurement technologies for Power and Analog data acquisition.

  • Knowledge of PC Software, Stack: Firmware, device Driver, and OS.

  • An ideal candidate will have experience with computer architecture, benchmarking, analyzing PnP data, sound understanding of OS and software fundamentals.

  • Willing to instrument boards for power measurements in an added plus.

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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