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Platform Architect Product Planning

San Jose, CA 95113
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The Intel Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) seeks a senior technical Platform Architect in the Strategic Product Planning team for planning Intel's FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Array) to meet workload specific platform requirements such as an Infrastructure Processor Unit (IPU) to support Infrastructure/SmartNIC Acceleration in Data Center and Communications.

Intel PSG is experiencing unprecedented growth with innovation of new applications and features for both traditional and new partners, industries, and markets. Having a holistic Solutions view, comprising silicon, boards, tools, software, and IP, on planning is a critical requirement for strategizing and pacing with market opportunities. The person in this role will be an integral contributor to the growth and scale of PSG.

The Platform Architect focuses on researching, recommending, specifying, and documenting technology requirements for platforms in support of the organization's strategic vision. This position is responsible for translating business/customer requirements into product and architecture requirements encompassing hardware, software, SoCs, and other components designed to support a variety of systems, solutions, and applications. They will define and analyze overall platform architecture and partitioning between hardware and software to meet use cases and workloads in terms of performance, scalability, manageability, reliability, and security requirements. They will provide technical direction and influence the shaping of future products/solutions, and provide multi-layered technical expertise for next-generation initiatives.

This role is a critical, senior-level role within PSG's Product Planning organization. This role affords you a great opportunity to make a disruptive and positive impact on PSG's near and long-term business goals. You will take on challenging and often ambiguous problems, applying sound business and technical judgment in defining solutions and effectively communicating complex issues to audiences that may include senior executives, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, and Customers.

As a Platform Architect, you will be responsible for driving the requirements from vertical markets into specifications across the breadth of PSG products. This will involve synthesizing and analyzing requirements from various sources including but not limited to PSG's strategy and marketing teams, Intel business divisions and other Intel business units, customers etc. and ensuring that all the components that constitute a solution are defined.

In addition, to the direct responsibilities for IPU platform planning, we are looking for a technical leader who will investigate next generation product research and development efforts in support workloads focused on AI, Acceleration, NFVi+VNF, and 5G/VRAN. The Platform Architect will work with key planning leaders to explore and recommend how these innovations can intercept future products and provide opportunities for FPGA market growth.

Desired Competencies and Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical depth and understanding of Infrastructure Acceleration / SmartNIC technologies for Networking, Storage, and Security workloads in Cloud/Data Center, and Communications segments.

  • Knowledge in one or several FPGA growth areas such as AI, Acceleration, NFVi+VNF, 5G/VRAN, and Media/Display workload and segments.

  • Business acumen - understands business and technical challenges and landscape, strong technical acumen with background in vertical markets and FPGA solutions.

  • Leadership - influences, defines, and drives decisions in a proactive, assertive manner, and can articulate ideas and concepts in a compelling and targeted manner to promote change.

  • Presence and Communications - can create and facilitate engagement and dialogue and open communication in stressful situations, can communicate goals and plans to e-staff and critical project stakeholders.

  • Self-starter - Comfortable driving unchartered, high paced programs with limited oversight.

  • Keep the big picture in focus, while managing highly complex organizational systems running multi-disciplinary programs with potentially conflicting interests towards a common goal.

  • Highly analytical - Data driven and possess strong problem-solving skills, can structure complicated issues and find creative solutions to business challenges.

  • Strong interpersonal skills - can bring difficult discussions to the table and arbitrate different viewpoints effectively, not afraid to speak up to ensure success of program and call out dysfunctionalities.


Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes, project work, internships, and/or military experience. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

Minimum Qualifications

10+ years of relevant experience, experience should include FPGA applications or related experience in Data Center, Networking, Storage, and/or Acceleration.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in one or more of the following is considered a plus

  • Experience in a customer-facing and engagement role.

  • Experience in adjacent markets such as AI, Acceleration, NFVi+VNF, 5G/VRAN, and/or Media/Display.

  • Experience in Strategic Planning, Architecture, and/or Applications Engineering.

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, California, San Diego;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Colorado, Boulder;US, Colorado, Denver;US, Colorado, Fort Collins;US, Massachusetts, Hudson;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;US, Texas, Austin;Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here

Work Model for this Role

This role is available as fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need.

Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here

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Posted: 2022-05-14 Expires: 2022-06-14

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