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canada Discrete Graphics Platform Design Internship

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Toronto
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

Are you passionate about computer graphics or gaming? Disrupting an established industry with your innovation? Working with leading graphics hardware engineers on Intel's latest GPU/CPU architecture? Do you love collaborating with diverse teams to help achieve best-in-class visual experiences that enable users to immerse themselves in a new visual future? Then Intel's AXG department has opportunities for you.

If you join the Discrete Graphics Platform System Engineering team within AXG, you will develop hardware and graphics solutions for Intel products including the newest IPs targeted at next gen GPUs. You will have the opportunity to participate in enabling technologies in the areas of PCB design, manufacturing, testing and debug. We are a winning team with a clear vision of delivering competitive and cutting-edge products, and we care about building the best products and the best skills for our team.

System Architecture/Board Design responsibilities could include but not limited to:

  • Learn to resolve challenges in the areas of high-speed board design, power, digital and analog design
  • Innovate and simplify tools and processes via scripting
  • Use CAD and simulation tools such as Cadence Allegro, Sigrity
  • Participate in power on activities to bring new products and features to life
  • Design PCB schematics, create layouts, and select components for a Bill of Material
  • Design specialized circuits board projects to support teams
  • Debug and maintain projects with various levels of complexity and purposes
  • Research and implement new technologies
  • Support and learn about E2E mega features including areas such as firmware, configuration, and software
  • Dynamically interact with Intel's cross-functional design and validation teams

Power Design responsibilities could include but not limited to:

  • Understand power requirements of the new generation GPU in accordance to form factor and design
  • Use of simulation tools such as SIMetrix, MathCad, MatLab, Cadence to verify initial proof of concept
  • Design PCB schematics, create layouts, and select components for a Bill of Material
  • Collaborate with the Board, layout, and thermo-mechanical teams to ensure reliable and robust design
  • Bring up, Characterize and Validate designs to meet original specifications
  • Debug and Support designs through their life cycle
  • Develop and improve existing test procedures and methodologies to improve design and test flow
  • Use of scripting languages such as Perl, Python for automation of power measurements data collection

Thermal-Mechanical Design Responsibilities Could Include But Not Limited To

  • Learn to resolve challenges in the areas of thermal, mechanical, and acoustics as relates to graphics products
  • Build test setups and design test fixtures to validate and characterize performance of Intel heat sink solutions as well as competitor designs
  • Innovate, simplify, and automate tools and processes via scripting
  • Debug issues with various levels of complexity relating to fan or thermal control mechanisms
  • Dynamically interact with Intel's cross-functional design and validation teams
  • Analyze gathered data, prepare, and present reports to the team
  • Learn and use simulation tools (ANSYS Icepak, Abaqus) and 3D CAD tools (Creo, Solidworks) to participate in the heat sink design process

Signal and Power Integrity responsibilities could include but not limited to:

  • Understand electromagnetic, microwave and transmission line theory, as well as VLSI circuits and systems, power electronics, network theory
  • Use of simulation tools such as MATLAB, Cadence PowerSI/DC, Ansys Siwave, HFSS, HSpice, ADS to perform end-to-end SI/PI analysis and design optimization
  • Collaborate with Chip, Package, PCB and Technology teams to ensure reliable and robust design
  • Debug and Support designs throughout their life cycle
  • Develop MATLAB/Python scripts for frequency and time domain analysis toward the signal and power integrity tools
  • Extract EM models of the designs.

Responsibilities may be quite diverse of a nonexempt technical nature. Experience and education requirements will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the job. Job assignments are usually for the summer or for short periods during breaks from school.

This position is not eligible for employment-based visa/immigration sponsorship.


This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly. You must possess the below 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.

Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or other relevant science/engineering related field.
  • 3+ months of educational or work experience in the following:
  • Working in a lab environment with schematics/PCB or Thermal/Mechanical or Robotics design
  • Programming/Scripting languages such as; C, C++, Perl, Python, Skill (Cadence), Excel VBA

Preferred Qualifications: (Ways to stand out above the crowd)

  • Extracurricular team activities showing initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Computer enthusiasts with excellent knowledge of current leading PC technology
  • Experience in discrete graphics add-in cards/systems, building your own PC.

Inside this Business Group

The focus of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) is to accelerate our execution in strategic growth areas of high-performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering high performance computing and graphics solutions (IP, Software, Systems), for both integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center. Our mission is to make zeta-scale computing accessible to every human on the planet by the end of this decade and to entertain, educate and connect billions of people with buttery smooth visual experiences.

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.Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility. Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Find information and request accommodation here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in Canada:CAD 42,000.00-CAD 76,000.00

Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will require an on-site presence.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Extracurricular team activities showing initiative and strong work ethic.


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