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Intel Principal Engineer Configurable Platforms Achitecture in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

About Structured ASIC Team: The Structured ASIC team at Intel is seeking a seasoned Silicon Platform Architect to define and lead our strategies toward next generation Structured ASIC (SASIC) platforms and arrays aimed at Datacenter, Wireless, Military, and other markets. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly inclusive and talented team of hardware and software designers and architects that has brought Structured ASIC to market as a separate company eASIC, then acquired by Intel in 2018 to join the Programmable Solutions Group. The team is focused on extending the well-known Intel FPGA portfolio with Structured ASIC technology that offers FPGA customers significantly improved cost and power/performance by customizing few metal layers on predefined arrays. Intel has already successfully brought to market 4 generations of SASIC technology and is currently developing next generation architectures.

About the Role: An Intel Principal Engineer is a high-ranking technical role, with high visibility at all levels within the Programmable Solutions Group. Responsibilities include: define core architecture of SASIC, including logic, memory, routing fabric, DFT; proposes new areas for development based on advanced technical judgment and knowledge of Intel's process technology roadmap; is role model and mentor for less senior technical contributors. May represent Intel as a technical advisor or spokesman on internal and external activities. The ideal candidate for this role has demonstrated a track record for innovating and developing standard cell library architectures, Register Files or embedded RAM circuits (Memory Compilers) or other kind of structural design, such as optimized datapath logic

  • Responsibilities entail, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with domain experts across Intel PSG to study the fast-evolving SASIC requirements.

  • Innovate new concepts and drive new features leading to world class Perf/W solutions ensuring best Total Cost Ownership for our customers. Help set the direction of the architecture requirements ensuring power and cost efficient SASIC solutions across various workloads and owning core architecture strategies. Closely collaborate with Hardware Circuit and Software Design Automation design teams.

  • Understand and own the key requirements from Customers, in collaboration with the Customer Engineering team.

  • Collaborate with Intel’s Process Technology support teams to thoroughly understand the early Design Kits and Process Design Rules for existing and developing CMOS processes.

  • Proactively identify and resolve problems upstream.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong leadership skills, self-motivated, persistent, and resilient with the ability to operate in face of ambiguity


Minimum Qualifications

Masters in Computer Architecture or Electrical Engineering or related field with 8+ years of experience or PhD degree in Computer Architecture or Electrical Engineering with 6+ years of experience or BS in Computer Architecture or Electrical Engineering or related field with 12+ years of experience

10+ years of experience in SoC or platform architecture with 5+ years of experience in Silicon Platform architectures such as FPGA or regular processing arrays.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Place and Route EDA technology

Experience in CMOS cells and/or memory design

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, Santa Clara

Covid Statement

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $180,270.00-$288,770.00

*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

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. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

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.