National Engineers Week takes place this year from February 27th until March 5th. The week-long festival of nationwide events, of which Intel is a proud supporter, celebrates the world of engineering. 63% of all Intel employees are engineers and to coincide with Engineers Week, Intel Ireland will share our #HowIBecameanEngineer series. The series shares an insight into the many different and diverse pathways that can lead to a career in engineering. Next in the series is Software Modelling Engineer Adam Herrmann, who shares an insight into how he became an engineer.
Can you share a brief description of what your job today at Intel involves?
As a modelling engineer, I have the great privilege of working with incredibly smart people across multiple teams: Software, Hardware, Architecture. The models my team and I produce are used for performance analysis to influence architectural decisions, and for verification of both hardware and software. The cross-team collaboration and being able to influence the design early in is my favourite part of the job!
Can you tell us about your pathway to engineering at Intel?
I knew I wanted to work with computers from the moment my father brought home a Compaq Contura 430C (Intel 486) from work, and then had to ask to purchase it because I didn’t want to stop playing with it. I would get home from school and poke and play with it until bedtime, and we didn’t even have internet!
I studied Electronic and Computer Engineering at UCD. It was a fantastic course as it spanned both hardware and software design and how the two work together. My favourite modules were Modelling and Simulation, and Unix Programming; which is what I now do every day!
During the Masters programme at UCD, students are given the opportunity to apply for an 8 month placement. Intel was my first choice and I was ecstatic to get a place in the IWG (Internet of Things and Wearables Group) in the DA (Design Automation) team. I really enjoyed my placement and was offered a full-time position in Intel for when I finished my UCD course.
Additional information about Intel is available at:
Media contact: Sarah Sexton | firstname.lastname@example.org | + 353 1 606 8537