Intel Engineer Entry Level in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

At Intel, we constantly push the boundaries of innovation to make people's lives more fulfilling, exciting, and easier to manage. Our Computer Hardware/Software Engineers analyze complex equipment to determine the best way to improve it, and work in various areas.

Intel software engineers have the opportunity to touch the entire software ecosystem. By number of employees, we are one of the most influential software companies in the world. At Intel, you’ll be at forefront of everything from enhanced usability and security, to integrated software and hardware solutions, to seamless connectivity.

You could be working in include development and research, production, or installation and support.

Engineers may work on assorted computer components including computer systems, computer chips, modems, circuit boards, and innumerable other parts.

Depending on the specific position, computer hardware engineers or software engineers could work in a single area or many areas.

If you are interested in work that will always have new challenges for you and give you the opportunity to learn more about a broad range of engineering solutions, you’ve come to the right place.

An ideal candidate would exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Strong analytical mind with problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and manage stakeholders

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in defining activities and direction

  • Passion for the job

  • High motivation with a strong work ethic

  • Good planning skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an entry level position and will be paid accordingly.


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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have BS/MS/PHD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or any other related field.

  • Bachelor's applicants must be U.S Workers Only. A U.S. Worker is someone who is either a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident, or a person granted Refugee or Asylum status by the U.S. Government. Intel will not sponsor a foreign national for this position.

  • 6 plus months experience or equivalent coursework in one or more in the following areas:

  • Graphics concepts (3D, Media, Imaging & Display)

  • Graphic’s API’s (OpenGL, DirectX, Metal, OpenCL)

  • C, C++ Scripting & Debug: User & Kernal-mode Software

  • Machine/Deep Learning

  • Computer vision algorithms, simulation / projection modeling for performance & power, hardware & software interfacing.

  • Media standards and APIs (HEVC, VP9, AVC, HDR, LibVA, MFTs, etc.), Windows, Linux, and/or Android.

  • Digital design of logic functions (graphics, computational, encoder/decoder, cache controllers),

  • RTL/HDL, modeling & design, formal verification & debug, simulation/validation at component & system level.

  • Logic synthesis & optimization of large, high frequency design.

Inside this Business Group

Intel makes possible the most amazing experiences of the future. You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society.

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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.