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Cache Modeling Architect

  • Country:US
  • State:TX
  • City:AUSTIN
  • Category:Hardware Development & Support
  • Required Education:Master's Degree
  • Position Type:Early Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:136289BR
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Job Description
IBM is currently hiring a Memory Systems Performance Architect for the POWER Systems Performance team.

Location: Austin, TX.

We are looking for a highly capable Performance Architect to focus on architectural exploration and performance modeling of advanced cache and memory subsystem features for the next generation of POWER CPUs. You will own or participate in the following:

Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with micro-architecture team to identify opportunities for product improvement and exploration in the cache and memory subsystem space.
  • Self-guided performance simulation studies of design alternatives.
  • Write and maintain features and sections of cache and memory performance models.
  • Work collaboratively with the team responsible for SOC level system modeling.
  • Collaborate with the performance team to maintain and improve the simulation environment for increased productivity.
  • Leverage IBM as a global company to achieve local business objectives.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Strong background in caches, coherency protocols, interconnects, and related topics.
  • Solid CPU architecture knowledge, micro-architecture knowledge, and an understanding of competing architectures.
  • Experience working in a CPU/SOC performance modeling environment.
  • Proficient in C and C++. Strong software design skills are a large plus.
  • Proficient in scripting languages such as Perl, Python and Ruby
  • Ability to problem solve and prove your own ideas
  • Knowledge and experience with common performance benchmarks and workloads
  • Knowledge of SOC architecture, OS internals, and compiler technology are a plus

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Innately driven to succeed, while also very collaborative.
  • Intellectual curiosity in general and especially towards technology.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Positive, motivational, and inspiring.
  • Highly organized with exceptional follow up skills.

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Doctorate Degree Commissionable: No
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