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Job ID: JR0044897
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: San Jose, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Software Architect

Job Description

As part of Intel, we continue to apply Moore's Law to drive the future of field-programmable gate array FPGA technology.

The Programmable Solutions Group PSG at Intel has been delivering industry-leading custom logic solutions to customers since inventing the world's first reprogrammable logic device in 1984.

In order to take advantage of the many opportunities that we see in the future for FPGA's, PSG is looking for a Software Architect who will help us drive the Implementation Tools team to create next generation algorithms for Place, Route and Physical Synthesis.


  • As a Software Architect in the Quartus Implementation Tools team, you will be working to architect next generation FPGA Implementation algorithms.
  • You will also be technically guiding various teams to productize the solution.
  • You will be responsible for developing innovative techniques that can improve metrics like timing, Quality of Results QoR, wirelength and congestion of designs targeting Intel FPGAs.
  • Responsibilities also include architecting and implementing projects to help improve tool runtime and/or memory footprint.
  • Successful execution of these responsibilities would require deep understanding of
    • C++,
    • data structures,
    • graph theory,
    • graph operations,
    • numerical optimization,
    • static timing analysis,
    • interconnect modelling and other physical design concepts.


  • MS PhD preferred in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field  
  • 15+ years of work experience with Place and Route development in ASIC/FPGA CAD tool.
  • Expertise in C/C++, data structures, algorithms and numerical optimization techniques is expected.

Inside this Business Group

The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

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