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Engineering Intern - Class of 2022

Company: Ampere Computing
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

As a member of the 2022 class of Ampere Interns (Intern Ampers), you will apply your school learnings and your curiosities in the field of server-class microprocessor-based CPU/core design. You will be surrounded by industry experts passionate about what they do and ready to impart their knowledge onto you. We have opportunities both in hardware and software engineering. Whether your coursework and interests lie in Architecture, Logic Design, Physical Design, Thermal and Structural platform engineering, Design Verification, or Emulation/Post Silicon Debug and Validation, Ampere has internship openings across the company in the field of HW engineering.
If Software engineering is more aligned to your interests, you will apply your programming experience and curiosities in the field of server-class microprocessor-based CPU/core design targeting cloud based software applications. There are opportunities across at all levels of the stack. Help make sure software is amazing on Ampere hardware. You will help create the Software that runs the world.
What the Team wants you to know:
The Ampere Internship program focuses on you to build your networks, support your efforts in making an impact, and giving you exposure to what Ampere does and how Ampere operates across the company. We want you to leave with the feeling that what you've worked on made a difference, a new level of confidence of what you're capable of, technical expertise, and a new network of contacts.
What you bring:

  • Academic experience in the field of Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Solid understanding of high-performance microprocessor architecture concepts
  • Academic experience with industry standard HDL languages (Verilog, System Verilog, VHDL) and simulation tools
  • Academic experience in x86 or ARM assembly language
  • Academic experience in Computer Architecture/microarchitecture concepts
  • Academic experience in High Performance Circuit Design concepts
  • Strong verbal and communication skills


    • Coursework or experience in programming in C, C++ and scripting languages such as Perl or Python.
    • Experience in writing sustainable/maintainable quality code.
    • Ability to debug, root cause, and resolve issues spanning multiple subsystems. Proven ability to own problems and drive them to a resolution.
    • Good English communications skills, both verbal and writing
    • Innovative mindset focused on solving problems.
    • Basic understanding in Computer Architecture/microarchitecture concepts


      • Internship is for 2022 starts, typically over the summer months, -12 weeks. Internship locations include Portland, OR, Santa Clara, CA, and Raleigh, NC.
      • Candidate must be in their Junior or Senior year pursuing a degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field. Expected graduation December 2022 or May 2023.
      • Experience in Python is a plus.
      • Experience with Linux/Unix system is a plus.
      • Innovative mindset focused on solving problems.

        Perks in Santa Clara

        • Office has panoramic views of Silicon Valley
        • Garage parking, including charging stations and bike parking
        • Gym and caf on campus
        • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks
        • Standing desks
        • Game room, including ping-pong
        • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

          Perks in Portland

          • Walking distance of breweries, landscaped parks, art galleries, restaurants and shops
          • Garage parking
          • On-site bike parking and repair station
          • Gym
          • On-site caf, bar and market
          • Roof top terrace with Willamette River views
          • Healthy snacks, espresso and drinks
          • Standing/Ergo friendly desk set up
          • Game room
          • Unlimited Flextime and 10+ paid holidays

            Perks in Raleigh

            • Centrally located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill in the Research Triangle
            • The Raleigh-Durham area sits at #11 in the U.S. News & World Reports' 2020-2021 "Best Places to Live" list
            • Modern and open office setting
            • Four miles of jogging and pedestrian trails
            • Walking distance to various restaurants and shopping
            • Healthy snacks, espresso, and drinks
            • Standing/Ergo-friendly desk setup

              Our Company
              Ampere is designing the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing with the world's first cloud native processor. Built for the cloud with a modern 64-bit Arm server-based architecture, Ampere gives customers the freedom to accelerate the delivery of all cloud computing applications. With industry-leading cloud performance, power efficiency and scalability, Ampere processors are tailored for the continued growth of cloud and edge computing.
              Our Story
              Like the scientist behind its name, Ampere employees are innovators. We understand the needs of cloud computing and different software requirements. We are inventing what comes next and looking at everything from the structure of memory and how efficient the system is, to considerations on speed, cost of electricity and ability to cool. Power, size, weight and cost are driving the technology requirements and the innovation to come.
              Our world class team of engineers, with depth and expertise in the cloud and semiconductor industries, is not only focused on the development of new semiconductor designs but also building out the first software ecosystem for Arm-based server processors. Through the Ampere approach to the cloud and edge, we give our customers the freedom to challenge the status quo and accelerate next-generation data centers for the most memory-intensive applications. Given the challenge we have outlined, we are building a culture of entrepreneurs that ensure customers come first, proactively approaching industry challenges in the areas of security, power and performance, delivering results that matter most.
              We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Ampere Computing, Santa Clara , Engineering Intern - Class of 2022, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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