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Intel Staff Power and Performance Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

  • As a Senior Power and Performance (PnP) Engineer, you will be responsible for PnP product execution focused on measurements, analysis, and projections/estimates of Intel's unlaunched notebook and desktop products.Based on your technical knowledge of both Intel and the competition, you will help influence OEM customers, internal marketing teams, internal engineering teams, debug Intel silicon/platform on PnP issues, and be an integral part for Intel product launches.Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Measuring, analyzing, and debugging workloads to call out any power and/or performance gaps and close with internal engineering teams/architects

  • Measuring and analyzing SoC/CPU and platform power on a rail-by-rail basis and debug any issues/gaps

  • Aligning with other internal engineering teams and architects to ensure there is consensus on power and performance projections/estimates/measurements for both internal and external communication

  • Guiding, educating, and influencing internal engineering teams, field account teams, and marketing teams on power and performance positioning of Intel products

  • Creating power and performance estimates on upcoming Intel products based on workloads to aid marketing decisions and help set internal KPI targets

  • Owning the publication of the Power Performance Guide (PPG) collateral to help guide OEM customers

  • Bringing up full test platform to enable both power and performance measurements including setup, calibration, and measurements.A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze data for accuracy/trends

  • The ability to be aself-learner/self-starter and to quickly adapt to changes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • You must possess the education and 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.Education:Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer ScienceMinimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the following:benchmarks and performance analysisanalyzing data for accuracy/trendsITP/JTAG scripts, board bring up, power measurements with DAQPreferred Qualification

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Computer Science

  • Experience developing customized content for a technical audience a plus

  • Familiarity with industry benchmarks is a plus (ie SYSmark, SPEC, WebXPRT, Cinebench, Geekbench, MobileMark, 3DMark, etc)

  • Prior experience with Intel products or other CPU products in a post-silicon engineering environment is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of CPU micro-architecture

  • Knowledge of x86 CPU micro-architecture is a plus

Inside this Business Group

The Client Computing Group (CCG) is responsible for driving business strategy and product development for Intel's PC products and platforms, spanning form factors such as notebooks, desktops, 2 in 1s, all in ones. Working with our partners across the industry, we intend to continue to advance PC experiences to deliver the real-world performance people demand. As the largest business unit at Intel, CCG is investing more heavily in the PC, ramping its capabilities even more aggressively, and designing the PC experience even more deliberately, including delivering a predictable cadence of leadership products. As a result, we are able to fuel innovation across Intel, providing an important source of IP and scale, as well as help the company deliver on its purpose of enriching the lives of every person on earth.

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, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

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.