Senior Software and Performance Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

We are on an exciting journey to create and contribute to industry standard benchmarks by designing workloads that represent the future of computing! As a member of a talented group within Intel, you will work with industry benchmarking consortiums and benchmark vendors to make sure workloads are representative of current and future-looking usage models.

In this unique team and role, you will work with cross-functional teams including processor architecture, software engineering and product marketing to set competitive performance targets, to optimize performance, and to demonstrate product advantages. You will identify relevant workloads to add to the benchmarks and optimize them for best performance. You will share your results with an eminent team of experienced workload experts within Intel and drive changes to the workloads.

Your responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Analyzing benchmark or software code that runs on Intel and its competitive architectures

  • Rewriting and optimizing the code to make the best use of Intel architecture features

  • Compiling software using various compilers (GCC, LLVM, ICC, etc...) and compiler flags provided by those compilers

  • Understanding why the SW performs as it is doing on Intel and its competitive architectures

  • Design experiments to characterize software workloads and find optimization opportunities

  • If needed, use available AI/ML based tools and methodologies to improve performance


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position.

Minimum Requirements
The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field and 6+ years of experience -OR- a Master's Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 4+ years of experience -OR- PhD in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field and 2+ years of experience in the following:

  • Performance improvement implemented in a strategically important area (e.g. compression, media, big data, AI/ML CAD/CAM, HPC Cloud)

  • C/C++ and ASM for Intel (and/or other architectures).

  • CPU microarchitecture and experience using performance analysis tools as well as cycle accurate simulators

  • Compilers and Compiler options

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 Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels 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.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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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