Sr Performance Modeling Architect

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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The Intel Movidius VPU IP Architecture team is looking for a Senior Performance Modeling Architect to lead VPU architecture performance modeling and analysis activities. In this position, you will function as a senior technical leader on the VPU architecture team managing a small neural computing performance COE (center-of-excellence) team. The primary responsibilities of the team include developing next generation VPU architecture performance models and conducting performance analysis using models from various benchmarking suites or customer end-to-end use cases.

Your individual responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Lead the definition of performance model architecture and modeling flow to best reflect the interworking of VPU SW/HW.
- Define modeling KPI in terms of accuracy and speed, understand the trade-offs of various modeling approaches.
- Define the interface of the performance model and analysis flow for data correlation with NN compiler, SW stack, HW design, emulation.

- Implementing and testing performance model with systematic SW development practice.

- Conduct performance analysis of various neural network models.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and proactive with independent thinking mindset as an architect. The candidate should also have good communication, team orientation, and flexibility to adapt to a dynamic work environment with rapidly changing priorities. Additionally, as a senior team member, the candidate also bears responsibility to define and articulate methodology as well as coaching junior team members.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this business group as well as future possible opportunities with other business groups within Intel.


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.

Education Requirement:

- Bachelors degree in Computer science, Electrical Engineering, and 8+ years of experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Experience in programming skill in C/C++ or Python and design class objects, data structure and API methods.

Preferred Qualifications
- Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 15+ years of experience.
- Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 10+ years of experience.

- Experience in managing a small architecture team.
- Experience in computer architecture concepts such as pipelining, caching, parallel computing with SIMD/VLIW, multi-core/multi-threading, data precision, memory hierarchy.
- Experience with multi-threading programming.
- Experience with HW modeling concepts such as event-driven, concurrency etc.
- Experience with performance modeling, usage of System C or virtual modeling.

- In-depth knowledge of AI framework, AI models and basic neural computing operations.
- Experience with data precision, floating point vs fixed point computing trade-offs.

Inside this Business Group

The Internet of Things Group (IOTG) consists of ~4700 dedicated employees across 25 locations across the world. IOTG drives significant growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, capitalizing on the inflection and creation of edge computing, leveraging smart, connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable partners to transform their businesses. IOTG's vision is to lead the industry and enterprises to enhance the way we live and work by making it easier to create exciting, new IoT/edge solutions. IOTG's strategy includes creating unique differentiated silicon to consolidate workloads at the Edge, investing in video and AI inference as the killer app for the Edge, creating new developer tools and ecosystems, and establishing a dedicated vertical consultative sales team to add value to our partners across many verticals.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, California, San Jose

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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