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Thermal Architect

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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The Thermal Mechanical Solutions group in Data Center and AI (DCAI)is seeking an experienced Thermal Architect with a background in electronics cooling. You will join a dynamic and fast paced environment with a team of experienced Architects and Leads that focus on driving consistent definition, direction, and evolution of Platforms. In this role, you will be a key contributor in the platform architecture process and be responsible for thermal aspects of Xeon platforms, silicon and enabled components. The position requires strong technical acumen, problem-solving skills, thrive with ambiguity in a highly technical field and attention to quality. This position will also require strong and proactive collaboration with DCAI teams, Si Design and Architecture, Assembly Test Technology Development (ATTD), customer facing teams and engaging directly with external customers.

Key Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Alignment with Planning and Platform Architecture on thermal solution space for new platform and delivering thermal boundary conditions, package thermals and thermal solution strategy.

  • Work with other Engineers and Architects to support multiple platforms with traditional and advanced cooling technologies to meet the thermal challenges of increasing power density and power/performance requirements on future servers.

  • Path finding, development and validation of platform level cooling solutions for Intel processor-based server systems through both simulation and testing. The thermal design process covers all aspects of platform cooling including design optimization, component placement, airflow/ducting requirements, fan speed control algorithms, component heat sink designs and design tradeoffs.

The ideal candidate should exhibit:

  • Strong leadership, can work well with ambiguity, driving clarity with senior technical leaders

  • Proven experience to handle complex technical challenges and form strategies for overcoming challenges and ambiguity

  • Autonomous in execution


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 positive factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed may be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and/or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate must have a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field with 5+ years of industry experience or PhD degree with 1+ years of industry experience .

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of fluid dynamics, mechanics and heat transfer

  • Knowledge of computer server systems and Data Centers

  • 5 + years of experience in heat transfer

  • 5 + years of experience with thermal simulation software (such as Flotherm or Icepak)

  • 5 + years of hands-on experience with thermal testing

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Minor in Mathematics

  • 5+ years of experience specific to electronics cooling

  • 1+ year of experience with Acoustic testing

  • Technical report writing experience

  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving

  • Working knowledge of Pro/e, MATLAB, Labview and statistical methodologies such as Monte-Carlo simulation.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Platforms Engineering and Architecture (DPEA) Group invents, designs & builds the world's most critical computing platforms which fuel Intel's most important business and solve the world's most fundamental problems. DPEA enables that data center which is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

South Korea, Seoul

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.

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Posted: 2022-04-24 Expires: 2022-05-25

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