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Intel Senior Director of AI Software Strategy/Senior AI Principal Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

At Intel, we are innovating the future. We create world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches the lives of every person on earth. Intel is at the heart of the technologies fueling several market disruptions. The Office of the CTO/Software and Advanced Technology Group (OCTO-SATG) at Intel defines, develops, and new strategic technologies to fuel the industry-shaping disruptions like AI.

This is a role with significant cross-Intel impact and visibility, and needs to be recognized as an expert and a trustworthy advisor in AI by senior management, senior technical leaders across multiple organizations and respected by peers, and tremendous opportunity to define Intel's future AI Software direction, drive cross company and industry initiatives. The successful candidate will define AI software strategy across a range of fast-moving domains and product lines while working with business and technical leaders in each of intel's engineering and business units.


Lead and define AI Software Strategy for the company and be the CTO's delegate to the AI Strategy and Execution forums with a scope of owning the software strategy swimlane

Plan and set annual and quarterly goals, and provide monthly updates to executive leadership

Initiate new AI software initiatives and technology pathfinding as needed per strategy, and harmonize efforts across corporation. Develop technology and business strategies with technical software expertise at all layers of AI software stack. Work with key stakeholders to define, document and continuously refine Intel AI software strategy

Review existing directions, recommend and decide on improvements required to align with strategy of consistent AI foundation

Provide input/advice as needed to new inorganic opportunities/initiatives in the field of AI software.

Stay up to date on new AI innovations and trends in AI software, through both market and customer engagements and tracking, and commissioning more structured sensing project as required.

Lead with high EQ and stakeholder management skills, and bring disparate viewpoints towards common goals


Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in CS/EE with 14+ years' experience or Bachelors with 16+ years' experience

Minimum of 5 years industry experience in AI

Deep and broad technical software expertise at multiple layers of AI software stack.

Proven track record of taking ownership and driving strategy, technology directions and innovations into products

Proven experience working with customers

Proven track record of working with and influencing across broad set of stakeholders and with executives

Highly Technically savvy across broad spectrum of software and architecture with prior hands-on experience, technology details, and be comfortable driving discussions with other technologists and BUs

Excellent communication and presentation skills, with engineers, customers and executives alike

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience driving a technology agenda and/or cross-group strategic initiatives successfully

Prior experience participating in and shaping direction with customers and external partners

Prior experience creating and driving technology roadmaps

Prior experience defining and working with industry partners on emerging standards

Inside this Business Group

Enable amazing computing experiences with Intel Software continues to shape the way people think about computing – across CPU, GPU, and FPGA architectures. Get your hands on new technology and collaborate with some of the smartest people in the business. Our developers and software engineers work in all software layers, across multiple operating systems and platforms to enable cutting-edge solutions. Ready to solve some of the most complex software challenges? Explore an impactful and innovative career in Software.

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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, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Washington, California: $250,500.00-$400,780.00

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

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.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter.