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Intel Lead Compute Subsystem SmartNIC Performance Architect in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Intel’s Data Center Group (DCG) is looking for a lead performance architect for its next generation, advanced SmartNIC products. The compute subsystem lead performance architect will be responsible for a global view of the compute subsystem performance within the context of the overall SmartNIC with a focus on performance metrics.

The candidate will be the primary point-of contact for compute subsystem architecture and engineering and work closely with networking subsystem peer performance architects, architecture, and engineering to collaboratively define requirements, formulate projections to guide architecture decisions, perform modeling and simulation, and contribute to/drive pre-silicon and post-silicon validation planning.

The performance architect will be responsible for defining, integrating, and applying processor core and SoC level simulation methodologies and conduct architecture trade-off analysis based on a range of representative workloads.

Additional Duties include:

  • Develop and/or integrate required modeling and simulation tools as well as defining an efficient workflow for pre-silicon analysis.

  • Apply the methodologies to conduct analysis with potential direct impact on architecture direction.

  • Interface with networking, subsystem, benchmarking engineers to ensure accurate representation of target workloads.

  • Require a focus on the SoC’s programmable processor core performance and SoC level performance across different IP including interconnect, LLC, memory, and networking pipeline components.

This is a new project in DCG’s Connectivity Group with opportunities to have a significant impact on next generation network.


  • MS or PhD with a minimum of 5 years industry experience

  • Academic background in Computer Architecture

  • Experience with developing and using processor core and/or SoC simulation methodologies

  • Expertise in IA or ARM processor core and/or SoC architecture trade-offs

  • Familiarity with transforming application codes into workload stimulus for simulations

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.

Other Locations

US, Texas, Austin

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....

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....