Discrete GPU SoC Power Architect

Folsom, CA 95630
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Intel develops best-in-class graphics technology that is a critical part of our major SoC product lines. Intel's XPU Architecture Team is responsible for architecting the core graphics technology that is featured in these products. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual to join the XPU power architecture team as a Discrete GPU SoC Power Architect and to help define and build the next generation of high-performance discrete GPU products spanning gaming, datacenter, machine-learning, and supercomputer usages. 


With the recent formation of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics business group, you will be jumping into a fast-paced development environment with opportunities to lead the creation of world-changing technology for years to come.  You will be a member of the architecture team that defines the features for Intels hardware design engineers, software engineers, and validation teams to build industry-leading products based on the Xe HPG and Xe HPC microarchitectures. 

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Drive innovative power management solutions that comprehend diverse workloads, product configurations
  • SoC power management lead for one or more products
  • Ramp expertise in SoC functional domains and drive power management architecture and targets for those domains across the dGPU product line
  • Specify Hardware vs. Firmware partitioning along with architectural interfaces and algorithms
  • Drive architecture standardization, automation, and configurability with the goal of seamless, low-effort SoC integration

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and clarity in technical communications
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and the aptitude to learn quickly
  • Willing to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to present and solidify product, team strategy and direction
  • Analytical skills, problem solving, and leadership skills
  • Lead technical projects, working with multi-functional and cross-site groups
  • Experience simplifying and explaining complex technical concepts to upper management and other engineers


Minimum skills and experience:

Bachelor's Degree in in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with 6+ years of industry experience. Or Master's Degree in the same fields with 4+ years of experience.

Your experience should be in the following:

  • SoC architecture and power management
  • Experience with clearly specifying interfaces, requirements, and targets with IP architect suppliers
  • Power fundamentals and the tradeoffs available to optimize dynamic and leakage power
  • Technical design skills (design and validation of different aspects of systems according to the specifications)
  • Experience with clearly specifying hardware/software interfaces
  • Data analysis and debugging

Preferred skills and experience:

An ideal candidate will have knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following:

  • GPU architecture and leading edge performance requirements
  • 3D, Machine Learning, and/or media architectures and workloads
  • SoC  design, validation, power and performance analysis

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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.

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