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NoC Fabric Architects

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding role at Intel? Come and join us. The Semi-Custom SoC Architecture Organization is looking for SoC Architect(s) to join our team. This team works hand in hand with our design, validation, customers, and vendors to deliver best-in-class Architectures for the next generation of SoCs targeted for cutting edge technologies such as AI, FHE, Memory Pooling, Autonomous driving, Server class Accelerators etc.

Networks on Chips (NoC) are becoming critical backbones of SoCs. We are looking for NoC Fabric Architects  who can architect and design the best in class robust NoCs for the next generation of SOCs. As a Fabric Architecture Engineer, you will help define, specify and develop NoC/ fabric for a given SoC.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collect requirements for the project's NOC Fabric's functional, sideband, debug, and global flows for the key hosts and interfaces of the SOC.
  • Develop NOC architecture and topology for the program working with SOC architect, design and layout leads.
  • Develop Specifications for the NOC.
  • Build /deliver NOC RTL to meet HAS requirements and work with SOC integration team.
  • Optimize NOC for PPA for the SOC
  • Support validation, debug, layout through the project.
  • Identify opportunities to innovate on future NOC solutions.
  • Perform performance/watt modeling, estimate gate count, power using SystemC, Simics, NOC studio, Platform Architect, other tools.
  • Become domain expert of NOC, consult multiple projects, train other engineers.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong problem solving, debugging, multi-tasking, and brainstorming skills
  • Ability to collaborate, be inclusive, and influence across a diverse cross-organizational team
  • Strong self-initiative and persistence, ability to deal with a high degree of ambiguity and drive clarity in key areas
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A demonstrated ability to distill complex ideas into well-articulated and easy-to-understand messages


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

Minimum skills and experience:

Must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 7+ years of industry experience.  Or a master's degree in the same fields with 5+ years of industry experience. Or a Ph.D. in the same filed with 3+ years of industry experience.

You must have the following skills:

  • Computer architecture, simulation-based performance modeling, and performance analysis
  • Experience in any of Fabrics, AXI, IDI, UPI, CXL, IOSF, or  PCIe
  • Experience in any of Power Management, RAS, Debug/DFT, Vtd, or Security
  • Experience with Industry-standard ISAs - ARM, RISC-V, x86, etc.,

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Experience in SystemC/ Performance and Power simulations is a big plus
  • Nice to have experience in Netspeed / Cadence/Synopsys/ Arteris NOC, Coherent and Non-coherent fabrics

Inside this Business Group

The focus of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) is to accelerate our execution in strategic growth areas of high-performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering high performance computing and graphics solutions (IP, Software, Systems), for both integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center.  Our mission is to make zeta-scale computing accessible to every human on the planet by the end of this decade and to entertain, educate and connect billions of people with buttery smooth visual experiences.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara;US, Massachusetts, Hudson;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.

Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

Posted: 2022-08-09 Expires: 2022-09-09

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