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Intel Microcode Architect in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

  • Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for x86 CPU microcode development

  • Makes high level design choices for the microcode structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms

  • Performs pathfinding and surveys technologies

  • Determines architecture design, logic design, and system simulation

  • Defines module interfaces/formats for simulation

  • Contributes to the development of multidimensional designs - gathers and analyzes requirements, defines microcode-hardware interfaces, enhances and extends x86 instruction-set-architecture (ISA), develops algorithms, creates technical documents for communication and design review, establishes microcode development plans, writes microcode and debugs microcode for functionality and performance requirements

  • Coordinates with architecture, logic design, and validation for the project to achieve development goals and timelines

  • Drives the development of advanced ISA features. Supports microcode through tape-out and production


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

Candidate must have a Masters of Science or a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering and 10+ years of experience in:

  • Industrial x86 microcode architecture and development

  • Modern x86 ISA, core and SoC micro-architecture

  • Working efficiently on interdependent aspects of projects (arch, uarch, design, SW, validation)

  • High-performance CPU microarchitecture

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution level—not just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

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.