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Foundry Services - FPGA Engineer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Job ID JR0261128 Job Category Silicon Hardware Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced Full/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

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Intel Foundry Services (IFS) is an independent foundry business that is established to meet our customers' unique product needs. With the first Open System Foundry model in the world, our combined offerings of wafer fabrication, advanced process, and packaging technology, chiplet, software, robust ecosystem, and assembly and test capabilities help our customers build their innovative silicon designs and deliver full end-to-end customizable products from Intel's secure, resilient, and sustainable source of supply.

We are looking for outstanding talent to be a part of an exciting time of growth in Foundry Services. We seek an experienced FPGA engineer to design and build FPGA models that are used to shift-left firmware development and enable pre-silicon RTL validation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work directly with silicon/IP design teams, FW developers, and validation engineers while implementing customer designs and solutions.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Builds FPGA models from RTL designs using synthesis, partitioning, and routing tools.
  • Develops, integrates, tests, and debugs hardware and software collateral in simulation and FPGA models.
  • Writes tests, develops the test environment and hybrid emulation environment, and supports verification of hardware and software/firmware.
  • Defines and develops new capabilities and tools to improve FPGA model usability for pre-silicon verification, post-silicon validation, and software development.
  • Interfaces with and provides guidance to verification teams for optimizing pre-silicon verification environments, test suites, and methodologies for FPGA efficiency.
  • Develops and utilizes automation aids, flows, and scripts in support of FPGA utilization.
  • Applies understanding of FPGA prototyping tools and methodologies, SoC integration, RTL simulation, and hybrid emulation environments (virtual platform and FPGA model).
  • Collaborates with design, power and performance, silicon validation, and software teams, and participates in SoC and IP bring up, root causes testbench issues, IP and SoC testcases, and FPGA environment issues.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills, as well is good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work cross-geo/site when needed to accomplish results.


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.

What we need to see (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor of Science degree or Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or another STEM-related degree.
  • 4+ years of experience in the following:
    • FPGA design and development.
    • EDA simulation/emulation tools.
    • System Verilog or Verilog.

How to Stand Out (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Experience with Python and shell scripts.
  • Experience with UVM-based verification.
  • Synopsys HAPS FPGA experience

Amazing Benefits!

Here at Intel, we invest in our people. Beyond health, dental, and retirement benefits, Intel’s benefits package includes 14 paid holidays per calendar year, three weeks of paid vacation, and four-week paid sabbatical every four years of employment.  Intel also offers employees five bonuses per year dependent on overall company and personal performance, and an employee stock purchase program. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Foundry is dedicated to transforming the global semiconductor industry by delivering cutting-edge silicon process and packaging technology leadership for the AI era. As stewards of Moore's Law, we innovate and foster collaboration within an extensive partner ecosystem to advance technologies and enable our customers to design leadership products. Our strategic investments in geographically diverse manufacturing capacities bolster the resilience of the semiconductor supply chain. Leveraging our technological prowess, expansive manufacturing scale, and a more sustainable supply chain, Intel Foundry empowers the world to deliver essential computing, server, mobile, networking, and automotive systems for the AI era. This position is part of the Foundry Services business unit within Intel Foundry, a customer-oriented service organization that is dedicated to the success of its customers with full P&L responsibilities. We ensure our foundry customers' products receive our utmost focus in terms of service, technology enablement and capacity commitments.

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.

Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility. Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Find information and request accommodation here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in Canada:CAD 101,380.00-152,180.00
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.
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