Switch Silicon Architect

San Jose, CA 95113
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Come join a creative team of engineers dedicated to designing the hardware technologies that network the leading cloud service datacenters. Our mission is to make it possible for those who own and operate networks to be innovative in their deployment of network solutions -- by making networks programmable.

We are looking for a motivated and astute individual to join our team as a Silicon Architect specializing in the development of switch silicon. You will be joining a collaborative team responsible for building the world's leading programmable Ethernet switches. Our organization works on all levels of ASIC development starting from high-level architecture to low-level circuit design and product engineering. In this role, you will use your knowledge of specifications, mathematics, and computation to architect and prototype components of complex networking ASICs.

Your Primary Responsibilities as Forwarding Architect may include:

  • Developing architecture and uarchitecture for network data plan functions such as L2/L3 switching and routing, tunneling, multicast, overlay and underlays, segment routing, traffic policy and access control lists (ACLs), packet forwarding and algorithms, Network Address Translation (NAT), packet buffering, QoS, etc.

  • Developing reference p4 programs, table flow diagrams, and dataflow diagrams.

  • Defining application level test plans for forwarding pipeline and logic elements.

  • Developing RTL, high-level (C++) models, and test-cases as needed.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Strong analytical ability, problem solving and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and at various levels of abstraction


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS of PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.

  • 6+ years of experience in System Verilog and Verilog based logic design

  • 4+ years of experience developing RTL to do packet processing and modification or implementing Ethernet standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in developing network switch ASICs

  • 10+ years of experience in developing network software and having knowledge of data plane and control plane architectures in networking devices.

  • Experience with packet forwarding data plane APIs such as SAI

  • Experience in P4 programs and Programmable forwarding pipeline architectures

  • Experience with shared memory, output queued, spine-leaf, fabric, Clos architectures

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Layer 3/4 network protocols such as TCP/IP and its variants as well as common standard IP protocols such as ARP, IP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, etc.

  • Proficiency in C/C++ and at least one scripting language like shell script, python etc.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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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