Engineering Group, Engineering Group > CPU Architecture
Our CPU Performance Architecture group designs high performance, low power CPUs. As a CPU Performance Architect Engineer, you will contribute ideas for advanced CPU performance features, explore them in detail, model them, and work with the design team in productizing them. We are looking for an experienced engineer for CPU performance modeling and exploration.
Roles and Responsibilities
Collaborate with CPU Performance Architecture and RTL team members to identify opportunities for product improvement
Analyze workloads to identify performance bottlenecks and opportunities
Perform self-guided performance simulation studies of design alternatives
Write and maintain features and sections of the CPU architectural performance model
Work with RTL and design team to assess implementation cost for new features
Verify the performance model correlates with the RTL, which may involve writing verification plans, writing directed tests, and writing checkers
Collaborate with performance team to maintain and improve the simulation environment for increased productivity
MS degree in Computer Architecture with 10+ years of practical experience
Strong CPU architecture knowledge and micro-architecture knowledge
Experience working in a performance modeling environment
Proficient in C and C++ and scripting languages such as Perl or Python
Ability to problem solve and prove your own ideas
Knowledge and experience with common performance benchmarks and workloads
Knowledge of OS internals and compiler technology a plus
Proficiency in one or more areas of CPU architecture: fetch, decode, branch prediction, renaming, execute units, SIMD, load/store, MMU, caches, retire, etc.
Frequently transports and install equipment up to 5 lbs.
Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g. standing or sitting).
Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely
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