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VirtIO Solution Architect

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Penang, Malaysia Job ID JR0241850 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

Job Description

Determines, specifies and evaluates the viability of complex hardware features and structures and ensures that software and hardware designs interface correctly. Designs framework for particular functions. Defines, documents and tests processes for inclusion into technical platforms, subsystem specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility. Identifies, analyzes and resolves subsystem and/or SoC design weaknesses. Influences the shaping of future products by significantly contributing to the architecture used across design families. Provides multilayered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.

The VirtIO Solution Architect will be responsible for Intel FPGA VirtIO architecture and will provide technical leadership to the rest of the team in these domains. The role covers specification generation, specification negotiation and definition of the VirtIO solution stack to meet Ethernet 400G-800G performance over PCIe Gen5/6 interfaces. The architect will be responsible for working with the PCIe, Ethernet and IPU architects to define the overall solution. The architect will require a broad knowledge in Transceivers, Ethernet and PCIe interface specifications and use cases to make trade-off analysis between Hard-IP or Soft-IP or Hybrid as a better solution option. Protocol IP design knowledge, and the ability to comprehend global data movements in the context of an FPGA is a plus.

The candidate will be responsible for defining VirtIO solution, understand the complex global nature of the problem, work cross functionally with several other architects, product planning and execution to define the global specifications. Knowledge of FPGA is a plus. Deep knowledge of any specific industry or application is also a plus.


Minimum qualifications are required to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.Minimum QualificationsBachelors Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with 12-16 yrs experience or Masters Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with 10-14 yrs experience on ASIC Knowledge of high speed serial protocols PCIe/Ethernet, Packet processing, Experienced in FPGA hardware IP design, verification, Micro Architecture and Architecture. Knowledge of Computer/SoC Architectures Experienced with UNIX, Hardware Description Language (Verilog or VHDL) and scripting languages (Python, Perl, TCL) Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) Excellent organizational skills to prioritize and balance the needs of multiple customers Strong cross-site teamwork skills along with the ability to work independently Excellent analytical/debug skills and ability to proactively and independently solve issues.? Proactive self motivated and quick learner? Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic environmentPreferred Qualifications? In depth knowledge of Verilog System Verilog FPGA design FPGA design software and experience in working closely with customers understanding their systems and providing optimized solutions, will be a plus. Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

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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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:

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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.
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