HPC Performance Architect

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Our software engineers have the opportunity to touch the entire software ecosystem!  In fact, by number of employees, we are one of the most influential software companies in the world.  At Intel, youll be at forefront of everything from enhanced usability and security, to integrated software and hardware solutions, to seamless connectivity.  We're looking for more great software engineer leaders who can help us push computing capabilities even further.  Those who are passionately motivated by seeing their advanced product design creations used by millions of end users.   Watch our Software Careers video here: https://youtu.be/wY7Kl85qnqU?list=PL267DC6DEE5764F12

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) group within Intel's Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group (AXG) defines, delivers, and markets products that are critical to customers in Cloud, Government, Academia, and Industrial market segments. These products help end customers gain insight into and discover solutions to their most important problems. AXG products enable a broad range of breakthroughs: from cutting edge film making and animation, to scientific discoveries, weather simulation, to success in investment banking, to breakthroughs in manufacturing from small businesses to the largest industries.

As an HPC Performance Engineer, you will be part of HPC system performance and optimization team optimizing workloads for exascale systems and carrying out performance analyses for different system architecture scenarios.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Research and development of techniques for hardware acceleration, as well as software optimization of HPC and AI applications

  • Using simulation and measurement techniques to identify performance bottlenecks in software, processors, and system interconnect

  • Evaluating different fabric topologies and topology aware routing algorithms for best application performance

  • Occasionally working with US government research partners to define technology directions and to demonstrate the viability of prototyped technology

This position may involve work on a U.S. Government contract which may impose certain security requirements: If you are a U.S. citizen, the government may require that you certify that you are a U.S. citizen. If you are not a U.S. citizen, the government may require you to pass a security check before you can be approved to work on the project.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Qualifications listed as preferred or additional will be considered a plus factor for applicants. Experience can be demonstrated through academic work and/or industry experience.

Minimum Education and Qualifications:

Master of Science in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with 2+ years of relevant industry experience, in one, or more, of the following:

  •  Architecture knowledge in one or more of the following areas: processors, accelerators, distributed systems, high-performance fabrics

  • Developing or using performance simulators

  • Parallel programming using openMP and MPI

  • Programming experience in high level languages such as C/C++/Fortran

  • Use of performance profiling tools such as VTune, MPI profilers and HPC toolkit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with 1+ years industry experience

  • HPC or datacenter architectures knowledge

  • Queuing theory and development of analytical models

  • Computational math, numerical methods, and linear algebra

  • Programming experience in scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or bash

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, Oregon, Hillsboro;Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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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