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CPU Architecture and Performance Engineer



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in modern, high-performance CPU/ML architecture and micro-architecture.
  • Experience in performance modeling, performance analysis, and workload characterization.
  • Experience with a general purpose programming language (e.g., C/C++, Python).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, emphasizing computer architecture or artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Experience with processor instruction set architecture (e.g., ARM, RISC-V, x86).
  • Experience in integrating ARM cores into ASICs at architectural and RTL levels.
  • Knowledge of system software components, such as Linux, drivers, and runtime.

About the job

As a CPU Architecture and Performance Engineer, you'll improve processor instruction set architecture, develop innovative microarchitecture features, and help deliver Google’s advanced hardware products. You’ll collaborate with system performance and software teams to analyze application and benchmark performance and to project their performance at various design phases. You’ll be guided by a Senior CPU Architect and work with engineers in power, thermal, security, physical design, and other subsystem teams to determine the CPU subsystem configuration and features, and to support the integration of CPU subsystem.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. We aim to make people's lives better through technology.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $105,000-$152,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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  • Evaluate ARM’s architecture features from both architecture and performance angles.
  • Develop performance model for performance analysis and micro-architecture study.
  • Project, analyze, and debug pre-silicon and post-silicon application performance.
  • Work with CPU architect to determine CPU subsystem architecture specifications.

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