27 days old

Power and Performance Technician

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

As a Power and Performance Technician (PnP Technician), you will be responsible for setup/debug of pre-production silicon and board system setup for Intel's unlaunched notebook and desktop products. Your work will help enable PnP engineers to support product execution focused on measurements, analysis, and projections/estimates.

In this role, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

- Setup of pre-production silicon and board and ensure correct operation
- Based on a National Instruments DAQ (NIDAQ) config file, instrument the pre-production boards to enable power measurements
- Install and setup of latest Windows OS environment and software on pre-production systems
- Perform PCB re-works on pre-production boards
- Measure and debug of performance workloads and benchmarks, such as SYSmark 25, SPEC CPU 2017, WebXPRT, Geekbench, Cinebench
- Measure and debug of power workloads and benchmarks, such as idle, video playback, MobileMark 25
- Call out any power and performance gaps vs expectations
- Align with other internal engineering technicians/teams and to ensure correct setup
- Coordinate with PnP Engineers on the team to understand the upcoming needs
- Coordinate with PnP Engineers to order all necessary pre-production equipment
- Maintain lab inventory of ordered items and in-house equipment

A successful candidate will demonstrate the following behavioral skills:

- Motivated self-learner/self-starter and ability to quickly adapt to changes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Attention to detail


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 Qualifications:
- Associates Degree in Computers/Electronics or other related field of study or 5+ years of hands-on relevant experience

1+ years of experience in each of the following skills:
- Ability to perform PCB soldering/re-works on SMT resistors and capacitors (sizes 0402/0201) is a must
- Ability to setup Windows OS systems from base image
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Excel) and ability organization data is a must
- Ability to debug board level and software issues

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years of experience in each of the following skills:
- Ability to read PCB layout and schematics is a plus
- Knowledge of CPU micro-architecture (knowledge of x86 CPU micro-architecture) is a plus
- Familiarity with ITP/JTAG scripts, board bring up, power measurements with DAQ is a plus
- Prior experience on setup for National Instruments DAQ is a plus
- Familiarity of standard performance benchmarks and ability to analyze performance is a plus
- Familiarity with industry benchmarks is a plus (ie SYSmark, SPEC, WebXPRT, Cinebench, Geekbench, MobileMark, 3DMark, etc)
- Prior experience with Intel products or other products in a post-silicon engineering environment is a plus

Inside this Business Group

The Client Computing Group (CCG) is responsible for driving business strategy and product development for Intel's PC products and platforms, spanning form factors such as notebooks, desktops, 2 in 1s, all in ones. Working with our partners across the industry, we intend to continue to advance PC experiences to deliver the real-world performance people demand. As the largest business unit at Intel, CCG is investing more heavily in the PC, ramping its capabilities even more aggressively, and designing the PC experience even more deliberately, including delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products. As a result, we are able to fuel innovation across Intel, providing an important source of IP and scale, as well as help the company deliver on its purpose of enriching the lives of every person on earth.

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 require an on-site presence.

Posted: 2022-04-26 Expires: 2022-05-27

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