Silicon Architecture Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

In this role responsibilities include, although not limited to:

  • Determines, specifies and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and structures and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly
  • Designs framework for particular functions
  • Defines, documents and tests processes for inclusion into technical platforms, subsystem specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and/or SoC design weaknesses
  • Influences the shaping of future products by significantly contributing to the architecture used across design families
  • Provides multilayered technical expertise for next generation initiatives


Minimum qualifications are required 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related field and 4+ years of work experience OR Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related field and 3+ years of work experience in/with:

  • x86 architecture and system architecture preferably working in large and complex architecture
  • More than one complete hardware product life cycle
  • Contribute to multiple stages pre-silicon and post-silicon: implementation, validation, verification, testing, and high-volume manufacturing
  • One more programming or scripting language e.g. Perl or Python or TCL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related field
  • Capable of navigating through uncertainty and ambiguity and providing architectural guidance to partner teams based on available data, past experience and engineering judgement
  • Product improvement experience by setting directions and influencing partner teams for product improvement for both long term direction and immediate needs
  • Experiencing at defining and working with overall competitive product/IP roadmap
  • Experience at delivering competitive products to downstream consumers and final customers
  • Strong background and deep understanding in key domains of the team: Control register, on-chip non-coherent fabric, and SoC/IP configuration
  • Excellent technical breadth covering multiple architectural domains and different stages in product life cycle

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, Colorado, Fort Collins;US, Massachusetts, Hudson;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.

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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