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Senior Crypto Hardware and Software Lead Architect

Hudson, MA 01749
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Job Description

Intel is seeking highly qualified engineers to join the Algorithms: Crypto and Compression team within the Systems Architecture and Engineering (SAE) group. This team specializes in developing innovative products and solutions. We are a well-established cross-site team that delivers innovative solutions that have been employed in a wide variety of Intel products. We are looking for a motivated, passionate, and talented engineer with extensive experience in optimizing software and hardware implementations of crypto algorithms.

In this role, you will lead the development of highly efficient crypto hardware that will be used to accelerate targeted workloads and lead the development of highly efficient crypto software implementations using x86 assembly. You will be exposed to different hardware implementation techniques of complex algorithms and be expected to implement them in RTL (Register Transfer Level). You will be expected to develop highly optimized crypto implementations using x86 assembly as well.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Define and write architecture/microarchitecture specifications.
  • Design RTL logic using System Verilog including assertions/cover points, work with validators for design verification, synthesize the design and close timing.
  • Balance design trade-offs with performance, power, area, modularity, and scalability
  • Work closely with Physical Design Engineers for floor planning activity, synthesis, and timing analysis.
  • Develop highly optimized x86 assembly
  • Develop hardware or software implementations of new crypto algorithms.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below:

  • Highly motivated individual with a passion to learn.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to interact effectively on a technical level with others.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

In this position you will gain valuable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this group as well as potential future opportunities with other business groups within Intel.


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:

  • PhD degree in Computer / Electrical Engineering or related field and 5+ years of industry work experience
  • Record of accomplishment of research through published papers or in academia.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading research and setting technical direction.
  • Patents issued in the area of applied cryptography
  • 3+ years of experience in RTL design of crypto algorithms including functional and performance validation using System Verilog as well as logic synthesis and timing closure
  • 2+ years of experience in IP (Intellectual Property) integration and debug.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing x86 highly optimized crypto algorithms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience RTL/Logic design of complex modules (e.g., ALUs (Arithmetic Logic Units))
  • 5+ years of experience in IP/SOC physical design and database convergence.
  • CPU (Central processing units) architecture and microarchitecture (x86)
  • Knowledge of emerging cryptographic areas such as homomorphic encryption and/or post-quantum cryptography

Inside this Business Group

Enable amazing computing experiences with Intel Software continues to shape the way people think about computing across CPU, GPU, and FPGA architectures. Get your hands on new technology and collaborate with some of the smartest people in the business. Our developers and software engineers work in all software layers, across multiple operating systems and platforms to enable cutting-edge solutions. Ready to solve some of the most complex software challenges? Explore an impactful and innovative career in Software.

Other Locations

France, Paris;US, Georgia, Atlanta;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.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

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

Posted: 2022-06-29 Expires: 2022-07-30

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