Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding role at Intel? Come and join us.

The Intel Optane Group is looking for an SOC Performance Architect to join their team. This team works hand in hand with our design, validation, and architecture teams to deliver best-in-class performance, power and innovations across the Optane portfolio. The ideal candidate will have experience in computer architecture, performance analysis, power analysis and software engineering. As a Performance Architect, you will help define and drive critical performance and performance/watt features for industry and customer leadership at both the architectural and micro-architectural levels.

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 Optane products
  • 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
  • Sets requirements for and works to continuously improve power and performance modeling infrastructure

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Problem solving, debugging, multi-tasking, and brainstorming skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration, be inclusive, and influence across a diverse cross-organizational team
  • Self-initiative and persistence, experience with dealing with a high degree of ambiguity and drive clarity in key areas
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience with distilling 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

8+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • High speed ASIC design, System Verilog
  • Simulation-based performance modeling
  • Multiple clock domain designs, clock crossing structures
  • Performance analysis
  • Computer architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

5+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Power Artist, PTPX, and Blizzard power and performance tools
  • ASIC experience, with several completed ASIC projects through tape-out
  • Low-power design, coarse/fine grain clock gating
  • ASIC validation methodology, verilog testbenches, random event driven verification
  • Static timing closure, understanding of DC timing reports
  • Simulation/debug tools: VCS, DVE, Verdi
  • Unix shell and Perl scripting
  • Solid state memory controller designs
  • DDR memory controller designs
Inside this Business Group

The Data Center & Artificial Intelligence Group (DCAI) is at the heart of Intel’s 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 technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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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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Hillsboro, Oregon

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