SoC Performance Architect

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Are you looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding role in compute architecture? The Intel Design Engineering Group is looking for Performance Architects to join the team.

You will work hand in hand with design, validation, and architecture teams to deliver best-in-class performance, power and innovations across the XEON CPU portfolio. As a Performance Architect, you will enable performance and power features at both the architectural and micro-architectural levels to create cutting-edge, industry leading products. You will work in a team environment that sets the architectural direction across the entire roadmap future datacenter CPUs.

The ideal candidate will have experience in computer architecture, performance analysis, power analysis and software engineering.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • SOC performance and performance/watt modeling, studies, analysis, conducting forward looking research and development for next generation server processors, understanding usage models and develop key performance and performance/watt indicators, defining, planning, and scoping the performance modeling, studies, and analysis work with predictable well-communicated execution timelines
  • Identifying, mapping architectural and micro-architectural features to their power and performance impacts, setting requirements for and works to continuously improve power and performance modeling infrastructure

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging, multi-tasking, and brainstorming skills
  • Willing to collaborate, be inclusive, and influence across a diverse cross-organizational team
  • Strong self-initiative and persistence
  • Willing to deal with a high degree of ambiguity and drive clarity in key areas,
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal,
  • Willing to to distill complex ideas into well-articulated and easy-to-understand messages


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 listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 4+ years of experience OR a Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 3+ years experience OR a PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 1+ years of related industry experience.

  • 2+ years of experience in SoC Performance Architecture Modeling and Analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Datacenter benchmarks and workloads
  • Multi-socket or multi-core cache coherency
  • Server platform architecture
  • Software engineering practices

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, Santa Clara;US, Texas, Austin

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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