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Microcode and Feature Architect

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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The world is transforming and so is Intel!  Here at Intel, we believe the world needs technology that can enrich the lives of every person on earth.

The Advanced Architecture Development Group (AADG) is a CPU Core development team in Portland, Oregon. The team is made up of many talented Architects and Designers tasked with creating the next leap in Microprocessor Design and the future of the x86 environment at Intel.

If you are excited about advanced development of breakthrough technologies for future-generation CPU cores, please join us.  We believe that developing these technologies takes a team of exceptionally talented individuals who work together to visualize, innovate, and make the future of computing possible.  Join us to do something wonderful!

Role Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for x86 CPU microcode development which uses internal ops to implement x86 ISA

  • Makes high level design choices for the microcode structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms

  • Performs pathfinding and surveys technologies

  • Determines architecture design, logic design, and system simulation

  • Defines module interfaces/formats for simulation

  • Contributes to the development of multidimensional designs - gathers and analyzes requirements, defines microcode-hardware interfaces, enhances and extends x86 instruction-set-architecture (ISA), develops algorithms, creates technical documents for communication and design review, establishes microcode development plans, writes microcode and debugs microcode for functionality and performance requirements

  • Coordinates with architecture, logic design, and validation for the project to achieve development goals and timelines

  • Drives the development of advanced ISA features. Supports microcode through tape-out and production


Minimum BS with 3+ years experience or MS or PhD in CS, EECS, ECE, or related computing discipline:

  • High-performance, super-scalar CPU core microarchitecture and design

  • Bare-metal or low-level programming using machine level or assembly languages

  • x86 ISA

  • Working efficiently on interdependent aspects of projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • x86 microcode development and/or validation

  • Computer System BIOS and firmware, Compiler backend code generation

  • CPU core fault grading and validation

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

US, Texas, Austin

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.

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Posted: 2022-06-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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