SOC Power and Performance Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

In this position you will be a member of the Data Center Design Power and Performance (DCD PnP team). The DCD PnP team is a cross-site horizontal team that is responsible for projecting and optimizing the power, binsplit, thermals, and power-limited performance for Data Center products including Xeon, Xeon-D, and Atom-based SoCs. We offer exciting opportunities to develop technical expertise and leadership.

Role responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead pre-silicon SoC Power projections for a Data Center product
  • Identify and drive power and thermal optimizations to meet SOC PnP goals
  • Build and maintain a power model using architectural design and process specifications, historical power data, and current generation power estimates
  • Define segment-specific workloads for power and thermal specifications
  • Influence product definition starting from Pathfinding and Technology Readiness
  • Set workload-based power targets for IPs and SoCs that support the market requirements and drive teams to meet these goals
  • Deliver power data to partners to enable power delivery design, thermal modeling, and performance optimization
  • Audit power estimate quality from IP and SoC teams
  • Drive improvements to IP and SOC PnP methodology
  • Participate in SKU definition to match PnP capabilities with manufacturing and marketing needs
  • Collaborate worldwide with DCD PnP and cross-functional partner teams including SOC and IP Design, Architecture, Performance, Power Management, Power Delivery, Marketing, Planning, and Process

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following traits:

  • Skilled in effective communication, leadership, and teamwork
  • Analytically-driven with strong problem solving skills
  • A resourceful and disciplined self-starter
  • Thorough and detail-oriented


Minimum Requirements

The candidate must have a Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and 6+ years of experience with/in:

  • Pre-silicon power analysis and modeling
  • Pre-silicon to post-silicon power correlation knowledge
  • Power aware design and identification of architectural logical and physical power reduction opportunities
  • Power-performance tradeoffs and optimizations
  • Industry standard power estimation tools and design environment
  • Programming or scripting preferably in perl, python, or TCL
  • General computer architecture and silicon concepts

Inside this Business Group

Xeon Performance Group (XPG) delivers custom server SoC design solutions to our data center customers. It is chartered to deliver data centric silicon that is high-performing, cost-effective, high-quality, and on schedule in way that increases market share and drives the best solutions for our customers.

Other Locations

US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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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