SOC Performance Architect

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

The XEON Performance Architecture (XPA) team is looking for an experienced SoC Fabric Performance Architect to join their team. This team collaborates with design, validation, and architecture organizations to deliver best-in-class performance and innovations across the Intel CPU portfolio. The ideal candidate will have experience in Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, and Performance Analysis.

As part of this team, you will help define and drive critical performance features for industry and customer leadership at both the architectural and micro-architectural levels. Additionally, you will work in a dynamic team environment, influencing and driving solutions across the entire road-map of current and future datacenter CPUs.

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

SoC Fabric performance modeling, studies, and analysis.
Understanding server interconnect usage models and key performance indicators.
Defining, planning, and scoping the performance modeling, studies, and analysis work.
Distilling architectural and micro-architectural information down to the performance-important factors.
Supporting architecture, design, and validation efforts throughout the entire product life cycle.
Conducting forward looking research and development for next generation server fabric systems.
Developing analytical and simulation models, creating analysis tools, identifying bottlenecks, and presenting results.
Inventing and modeling features that solve key problems and improve performance, power, area, and cost.
Working with software and other enabling teams to continuously improve performance modeling infrastructure


Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 6+ years of relevant experience. OR a Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field with 4+ years of relevant experience. OR a PhD degree with 2+ years of relevant experience:

CPU Architecture and microarchitecture, SoC architecture
SoC Interconnect fabrics, Accelerators, I/O architecture or server platform architecture
Simulation-based Performance Modeling and analysis
Software engineering and debug skills such as C++, GIT, Python

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, Oregon, Hillsboro;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.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

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