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Intel Hard Processor System Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

At Intel, we drive innovation and break through barriers every single day. We look for remarkable people who understand partnership and have desire to disrupt the status quo. Intel's products support multiple platforms like TikTok, Instagram and Amazon. Our switches process millions of customer transactions, calls and data transmissions without interruption in seconds.

Creating technology that works that fast, takes talent and passion. We invite you to come join a creative team of engineers dedicated to designing technologies that network the leading cloud-service datacenters. We offer, paid sabbatical, Immediate vesting at 100% of company matched 401k contributions, Annual and Quarterly Bonuses, Stock Programs, On-campus health clinics, fitness classes, spas, healthy meals, café options and so much more!

Intel presents a vast amount of possibilities on a global scale. You can change your focus every few years within Intel if you choose or continue to grow within your initial role. We have the infrastructure to support employees and their goals.

The Hard Processor System (HPS) Architect will be responsible for the processor Subsystem architecture for Intel® FPGA and will provide technical leadership for those devices. The role covers specification generation, specification negotiation, system modelling, and definition of processor core and peripherals. The HPS architect will require a broad knowledge in Processors, peripherals and IP design. The architect will provide high speed interconnects, coherency and caching schemes to eliminate performance bottlenecks. The candidate will understand clocking, configuration, boot flows and proficiency to work with Software and firmware teams. The candidate will be responsible for defining complex HPS subsystem, understand the complex global nature of the problem, work cross functionally with several other architects. Experience in FPGA, industry or application.


BS in Electrical Engineering or relevant field

  • Experience as a Hardware Design with a minimum of 8+ years of experience in design and architecture

  • Experience in Processor, CPU based designs, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in CPU based designs.

  • Experience with ARM or RISCV or Intel based processors.

  • Experience in architecting complex systems using and demonstrating success in deploying those systems.

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,OR,Hillsboro;US,TX,Austin;US,CA,Santa Clara;US,AZ,Virtual

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:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado and New York:$136,750.00-$232,630.00

*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.