CNG Chief Architect - 701869
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CNG Chief Architect




Lead the Intel's Connectivity & Networking Group Architecture team for the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group.

The mandate of the new Director is to leverage his/her experience in Cloud architectures and shape future Cloud architectures that optimize across entire solutions spanning compute, network and storage. The Director leads a small team (4 people) of professional engineers which collaborate extensively with other groups across Intel. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to shape Cloud Ethernet for the Intel Architecture scale out, rack-scale and micro-server platforms while working with industry leading customers/partners to accomplishing this.

Key responsibilities include defining and delivering the networking architecture vision and implementation plan for Intel's data center silicon and software offerings. This involves extensive internal and external collaboration. There will be substantial work with cloud customers, service provider and OEMs to identify problems and collaborate with them to provide full solution stacks. Internally there will be work with Intel's CPU teams along with Intel's Cloud, Storage, HPC and Comms Infrastructure teams. Successfully driving and delivering standards where necessary will also be required by the team.


Design and Implementation of multiple generations of System & Solution Architectures for Distributed Systems, Warehouse Scale Computing (WSC) e.g.

-- Crawling, indexing, querying systems

-- Large scale data processing systems e.g. Map Reduce, Hadoop & their management

-- *aaS (e.g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS))

-- Differentiating system level networking that implements the above for Microservers, Rack Scale Systems, Scaled out server clusters

Prior experience with scaling NIC and switch architectures for cloud networking is a plus.

Design/Implementation of Network/Fabric virtualization and Server virtualization

  • Software Defined Networking, Overlay networks & management e.g. VxLAN (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network), NVGRE, OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
Design / Implementation of Storage and Networking Protocols, System / OS / Platform design for cloud networking

  • E.g., Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Google File System (GFS), Network File System (NFS), Simple Storage Service (S3), Protocol Buffers,
  • Differentiating I/O stack architecture and design for Networking and Storage Networking
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Primary Location


USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

Other Locations


USA-California, Santa Clara

Full/Part Time


Full Time

Job Type






Posting Date


Dec 5, 2012

Apply Before


Dec 6, 2013

Business Group

Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

Connectivity & Networking Group reports into the Data Center and Connected Systems Group.

CNG's charter is:
-- Deliver key differentiated Ethernet networking building blocks for data centers
-- Collaborate in shaping future server fabric architectures
-- Increase Intel's relevance and influence in Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both public and private clouds
-- Provide networking expertise and technology leadership to our external and internal customers

CNG collaborates with DCSG's Cloud Infrastructure Group, Communications & Storage Infrastructure Group, Technical Computing Group, and DCSG Pathfinding & Architecture teams in defining and delivering differentiated connectivity solutions.

Posting Statement


We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel's discretion

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