Intel RTL and Microarchitecture Design Engineer in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Component Design Engineers are responsible for the design and development of electronic components.

As an RTL/Microarchitecture Design Engineer your responsibilities include:

  • Developing, designing, and delivering a microarchitecture or other significant aspect of a high performance-power efficient CPU core IP

  • Analyzing multiple arch, uarch and circuit options to find the optimal design point considering power/performance/area/cost tradeoffs

  • Developing a functional block/unit RTL model, then integrating and validating

  • Planning and directing the circuit layout physical implementation and block integration

  • Influencing program direction with technical proposals, analysis and recommendations


An ideal candidate will exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Ability to use sound methods and data to test new ideas as well as the desire to have your own ideas be challenged by others

  • Ability to develop an implementation plan, monitor key indicators, and adjust resources and scope to deliver value on schedule

  • Motivation to teach and mentor junior team members to become the rock-stars of tomorrow

  • Strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 6+ years of relevant work experience, or M.S. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 4+ years of relevant work experience in all of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of computer architecture

  • RTL Verilog, V2K, or System Verilog with a working knowledge of hardware modeling issues and logic debug environments

  • Modern energy-efficient/low-power logic design techniques, including those specifically applicable to high frequency optimization

Demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas:

  • Custom logic block design in a complex high-speed project

  • Knowledge of various circuit design styles, including synthesis, custom, and memory RF

  • Definition of high-speed digital circuit design rules and methods

  • A past technical leadership role including mentoring and schedule tracking

  • Scripting in an interpreted language e.g. TCL, Perl, Python, Ruby

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intel CPU/Microprocessor design experience

  • Design of high-speed logic blocks across a variety of design styles datapath, register file, synthesis

Inside this Business Group

The Core and Visual Computing Group (CVCG) is responsible for the architecture, design and development of the CPU core and visual technology IPs that are central to Intel's system-on-a-chip (SoC) products and key to our datacenter, client and Internet-of-Things (IOT) platforms. CVCG strives to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world class engineering.

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