Research Scientist

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

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.

Welcome to the Intel Labs Group. Our team of engineers, physicists, anthropologists, psychologists and 500+ PhDs that bring a unique cross-section of expertise to our innovation are key to achieve our goal of transforming lives through Intel Technology. Our mission is to drive research and development of innovative technologies to unleash the exponential power of data!

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Initiates the design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects to fuel Intel's growth in the areas of computing, security, and new business opportunity. Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products typically 7+ years prior to landing on a product roadmap. Plans and executes laboratory research. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories and contributes to scientific literature and conferences. Participates in development of intellectual property and coordinating interdepartmental research efforts. Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing research in the areas of SW control flow integrity and memory safety through HW and SW enhancements, building prototypes to demonstrate feasibility of concepts and technical solutions. The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate Strong communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivation, show initiative through identifying and driving closure of technical issues towards maturing research vectors and presenting complex issues with clarity to drive decisions.

What we offer: 

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth. 

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results. 

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation). 

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work! 

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today!


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 would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research, and relevant previous job and internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS degree in CS, CE, and EE or any other related major

  • 1+ years software engineering skills, using C/C++/Assembly

  • 1+ year experience in systems programming and debug experience in Linux.

  • 1+ year experience in processor performance simulation and simulators.

Preferred Qualifications (one or more of the following):

  • PhD degree in CS, CE, and EE or any other related major

  • 1+ year in Systems architecture, Computer architecture, Trustworthy Computing, or Cryptographic Protocols

  • Memory safety techniques for code / data isolation, including heap / stack management in multi-threaded environments.

  • Fine grain Code / Data integrity using efficient algorithms and HW primitives.

  • Type-safe languages and underlying principles for their operation.

  • Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), microservices construction and isolation.

  • Circuit design, RTL.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

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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