Intel Performance Architect in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Come join Intel's Product Architecture Group as a SoC Performance Architect located in Hillsboro, OR. The team is responsible for architectural exploration, evaluation of design alternatives, performance projections, Power/Performance PnP trade-offs, and performance validation for mobile SoC products. It involves using state of the art simulation technology to ensure future mobile SoCs deliver industry leading performance/power. You will be working on architecture definition and performance analysis of current and future SoCs. This role will require close cooperation with the architecture, validation, software, emulation, design, post-silicon and power teams. We are looking for a teammate who wants to directly contribute to Intel’s next generation client SoCs through architectural definition, modelling, and analysis and meet the challenge of delivering industry leading products!

  • Architecturally defines, models and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and/or SoC architectural bottlenecks for complex multi-IP applications

  • Influences future product definition by significantly contributing to the architecture used across families and generations

  • Provides multilayered technical expertise for next generation initiatives

  • Ability to be effective working in a team, strong initiative to deliver high quality results, enjoys exploring breadth of technical options and take informed risks to advance the state of the art


  • Bachelors of Science, Master of Science, or PhD in Computer Architecture

  • 4+ years of experience with architecture and performance, power analysis, and debug

  • Experience with C/C++ programming and scripting (Perl, Python, or Shell) experience in a Linux environment


  • Ph.D. with 1+ years of experience and/or significant thesis work in architecture and performance/power analysis.

  • Experience in power/performance analytical/simulation modeling environments

  • Experience related to direct product development in design/validation/software development

  • Experience/knowledge of System Verilog

Inside this Business Group

The Platform Engineering Group (PEG) is responsible for the design, development, and production of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products that go into Intel’s next generation client and mobile platforms. PEG strives to lead the industry moving forward through product innovation and world class engineering.

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