Intel Networking Software Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Description

Come and join us! Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Data Center Group (DCG) as a Networking Software Engineer!

As a Networking Software Developer, you will design, develop, and maintain production quality high performance packet processing protocol software components with configuration APIs and associated control/data-plane software/firmware.

Job Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, test, deliver and maintain portable protocol application programming interfaces and software/firmware to enable various networking applications.

  • Measure performance and optimize networking software components.

  • Support hardware and software validation by providing problem solving skills in analyzing and fixing problems.

  • Participate in design, code and documentation reviews.

  • Develop and run unit tests.

  • Develop user level and design level software documentation.

  • Work cooperatively, efficiently and effectively with others.

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.

The Data Center Group (DCG) drives new products technologies from high-end co-processors for supercomputers to low-energy systems for enterprise and the cloud, as well as solutions for big data and intelligent devices. The group is a worldwide organization that develops the products and technologies that power nine of every 10 servers sold worldwide.


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 Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, plus 9 years of related work experience, Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, plus 6 years of related work experience, or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, plus 4 years of related work experience.

  • 6 plus years of experience designing/developing networking software components for high performance devices such as routers, gateways, firewalls, or base stations.

  • 4 plus years of experience with design/development of advanced communication protocols such as Radio Access Network protocols, TCP, IPv4, IPV6, IPsec, Ethernet, or ATM.

  • 4 plus years of working knowledge of computer architecture and its relation to software performance.

  • 4 plus years of experience with coding in C in an embedded environment.

  • 3 plus years of experience using configuration management tools such as svn or git.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 plus years of experience using test generator/analyzers such as TRex, Adtech, Smartbits or IXIA highly desired.

  • Good understanding of modern Intel platform architecture and platform advancements in CPU microarchitecture, cache and memory, IO and virtualization, DPDK etc.

  • Experience in networking workloads and network and system performance optimizations.

  • Experience with hardware/software partitioning and network programming models, accelerators and I/O.

  • Familiarity with concepts and standards related to SDN and NFV, Open vSwitch, OpenFlow etc.

  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies KVM, Xen, Containers.

  • Familiarity with open-source project development cycles and contribution processes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, and the ability to collaborate in teams.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) 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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