Graphics Software Architect - Intel

Santa Clara, CA
Job Description

Are you interested in computer graphics and the opportunity to work with our software engineering team on Intel's leading-edge GPU/CPU products?  Do you love collaborating with a diverse teams to help achieve Best-In-Class visual experiences that enable users to immerse themselves in a new visual future? Then our Visual Technologies Team Group (VTT) has opportunities for you has opportunities for you. In VTT we deliver Intel's 3D graphics, media, display GPU, and Parallel Computing Technology. The Graphics Software Engineering team is within VTT develops drivers and related technology for Intel's processor graphics customers. We are looking for a  Graphics Software Architect to join our team and who is ready to make significant impact in the graphics and visual computing.


Software architect is responsible for the technical direction of a project. Makes high level design choices for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms. Determines coding practices, development tools, and validation requirements. Performs pathfinding and surveys technologies. Interacts with multiple technologists in the company and within the industry as well as between developers and project managers to evaluate feasibility of requirements and determine priorities for development.

VTT is looking for talented GPU SW Architects to help us push the boundaries for our 3D graphics roadmap and providing compelling visual and compute experiences for our customers. Intel's GPU roadmap is aggressively evolving to be best-in-class for 3D graphics, machine learning, video processing, and other highly parallelized data applications.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Proactively identifying emerging new usage models, developing end-to-end solutions to support them, and overseeing the deployment of the technology into production HW/SW.
  • Working closely with external customers, application developers, and operating system vendors to deploy new graphics technologies.
  • Developing a strong partnership with corresponding HW architects to influence our graphics HW roadmap.
  • Providing strategic leadership and ensuring best in class features on Intel graphics
  • Developing proof of concepts of major/complex features
  • Actively challenging development & validation teams to build best in class engineering capabilities
  • Role modeling technical leadership attributes
  • Mentoring other colleagues pursuing a technical leadership career path


What we offer you:

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth.
  • As the 7th largest global company in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive and boredom-free environment, where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results.
  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, or Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corp.).
  • We provide unique benefits that cater to your needs: flexible work hours, private medical plan, travel medical care, life and disability insurance.
  • We encourage working hard, but also playing hard! Intel employees are eligible for creative perks such as special recreation activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more.



Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 7+  years of relevant experience or a Master's degree with 5+ years of industry experience.


Your experience should be in the following areas:

  • Graphics driver development
  • GPU architecture
  • OS system architecture


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 16+ years of experience in graphics drivers and architecture.
  • Multi-gpu graphics driver development experience


Inside this Business Group

The Core and Visual Computing Group (CVCG) is responsible for the architecture, design and development of the CPU core and visual technology IPs that are central to Intel's system-on-a-chip (SoC) products and key to our datacenter, client and Internet-of-Things (IOT) platforms. CVCG strives to lead the industry through continuous innovation and world class engineering.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom

Posting Statement. Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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