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Senior Software and Performance Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

We are on an exciting journey to create and contribute to industry standard benchmarks by designing workloads that represent the future of computing. As a member of a talented group within Intel, you will work with industry benchmarking consortiums and benchmark vendors to make sure workloads are representative of current and future-looking usage models.

In this unique team and role, you will work with cross-functional teams including processor architecture, software engineering and product marketing to set competitive performance targets, to optimize performance, and to demonstrate product advantages. You will identify relevant workloads to add to the benchmarks and optimize them for best performance. You will share your results with an eminent team of experienced workload experts within Intel and drive changes to the workloads.

Your responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Analyzing benchmark or software code that runs on Intel and its competitive architectures.

  • Rewriting and optimizing the code to make the best use of Intel architecture features.

  • Compiling software using various compilers (GCC, LLVM, ICC, etc.) and compiler flags provided by those compilers.

  • Understanding why the SW performs as it is doing on Intel and its competitive architectures.

  • Design experiments to characterize software workloads and find optimization opportunities.

  • If needed, use available AI/ML based tools and methodologies to improve performance.


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 Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with 6+ years of experience in the following:

  • Experience with performance improvement implemented in a strategically important area (e.g. compression, media, big data, AI/ML CAD/CAM, HPC. Cloud).

  • Experience of development in C/C++ and ASM for Intel (and/or other architectures).

  • CPU microarchitecture and experience using performance analysis tools as well as cycle accurate simulators.

  • Knowledge of Compilers and Compiler options.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Applied Math (or adjacent fields) with 5+ years of experience.

  • PHD degree in Computer Science, Applied Math (or adjacent fields) with 4+ years of experience.

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.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;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.

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Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-05-30

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