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Job ID: JR0001217
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Senior CPU Micro-architect and Design Expert

Job Description

If you are passionate about seeing your ideas go from white board to billions of pieces of silicon, join the ground floor of Intel's next generation CPU design team in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Our goal: to build a revolutionary microprocessor core to power the next decade of computing and create experiences we have yet to dream up. We're looking for micro-architecture, logic design and high-speed circuit design talent to help us reinvent the Core IP. Start the journey with us!

As a Senior CPU micro-architect and design expert, your responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Selecting, designing and delivering a microarchitecture, methodology, or other significant aspect of a high performance CPU Core IP design with a high degree of independence.
  • 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.
  •  Implementing and simulating high performance, power optimized circuits, ranging from full custom through full synthesis, meeting all product design and quality requirements.
  • Planning and directing the circuit layout physical implementation and block integration with technicians.
  • Influencing program direction with technical proposals, analysis and recommendations.
  • Planning and leading the efforts of junior technical staff members including mentoring.

As an ideal candidate you exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Ability to use sound methods and data to test new ideas and a desire to have your own ideas be similarly challenged by others.
  • Willingness to work with others in a highly complex decision space filled with ambiguity.
  • Ability to develop an implementation plan, monitor key indicators, and adjust resources and/or scope to deliver value on schedule.
  • Motivation to teach and mentor a junior team members to become the rock-stars of tomorrow
  • Propensity to thrive in a fast-paced, startup like environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills.

Candidates must possess the minimum requirements listed below to be considered for this position. The Preferred Requirements will help distinguish top candidates. Experience can be satisfied through a combination of school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering plus 4 years of relevant work experience OR B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering plus 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Total of 6+ years of work or educational experience in the following areas:
  • Computer architecture, including technical ownership/expertise relevant to Out-of-Order (OOO) CPUs- RTL Verilog, V2K, or SystemVerilog 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
  • High speed digital circuit design and verification on deep sub- micron processes, including circuit planning and physical layout
  • Industry standard circuit design tools, including schematic capture, logic synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis and design closure - Scripting in Perl, Python, Ruby, TCL, or some other scripting language Strong communication and collaboration skills, including a willingness to work with others, and the ability to tolerate ambiguity and highly complex decision environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Intel Architecture ISA and system architecture, including x86 assembly language
  • Intel or Industry experience in a specific high performance CPU design
  • Research publications, patent filings, or other evidence of personal technical innovation in CPU design
  • Familiarity with pre-si and post-si hardware validation and debug


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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