A modern day technology leader and master inventor, Khary has a Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from NYU Tandon, holds over 30 granted patents, and currently works as a CPU Cluster Architect at Intel.
I remember as a kid I just enjoyed anything that had to do with learning about math and science. I would even spend time taking things apart just to figure out how it all worked. Originally from Grenada, which is an agriculture and tourism-based island in the Caribbean, no one really talked about engineering. I considered becoming a doctor, but it was not until my mother enrolled me in a summer coding program that I discovered my love for STEM. I went on to pursue my degree in Computer Engineering.
As a Central Processing Unit Architect, I joined Intel because it is the top CPU company to work for. As part of the Austin site, I get to be part of teams developing the latest technology on Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G connectivity. Every day is exciting and new. I just celebrated my six-year anniversary at Intel, I reflected on four reasons that have kept me working here:
- Flexible work options for families: I have two boys in grade school. Last year as a parent navigating the challenges of COVID-19, having even more work flexible work options offered, I was able to support them through virtual learning which was integral in their ability to succeed. The company adjusted policies and offered more flexible work hours and schedules, added in wellness time off and expanded its leave programs to help support employees caring for children and others. Intel is a great place to be for working families.
- Commitment to giving back: I volunteer at my local YMCA coaching youth basketball and in my church’s community. I appreciate that Intel encourages its employees to get involved and participate in organized company volunteer events. My favorite events include mentoring, facilitating STEM activities, or speaking to students at local schools about engineering. Giving back to our community has been a consistent part of Intel’s culture. Intel encourages us to use our time and skills to get involved in impactful initiatives that supports local schools and nonprofits and even provides matching grants to qualified nonprofits and schools.
- Building and encouraging an inclusive culture: Working for a global company, I routinely communicate with people from many different nationalities, cultures, and all different backgrounds. Being part of one of Intel’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), the Network of Intel African Ancestry (NIA), has helped me feel a sense of community and build relationships within a wider network at Intel. Employees participate in more than 35 (ERGs) and connect through forums, groups, trainings, events and mentoring programs. Working for a company that values inclusiveness is something important to me. It means you always have the chance to learn something new and a sense of belonging.
- My success is my team’s success: Hardware design is a team sport and having a strong and capable team surrounding you is encouraging. Having amazing and talented people around me has helped shape my professional growth over these last six years. To deliver results, the projects we work on cannot be done alone; as a team, everyone is always willing to work through the challenges together.
Here at Intel in Austin, there is something for everyone. I wake up every day excited that I get to work for a company developing the technologies once thought to be impossible. It is an exciting and innovative company that gives you the opportunity every day to learn and grow professionally while supporting us to thrive in our personal lives. Intel was just recently recognized by LinkedIn as one of the top 20 places to work here in Austin. Come join us, grow the next phase of your career, and be a part of this amazing journey.
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