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FPGA Software Engineer

San Jose, California Job ID JR0231781 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Become a member of one of the largest engineering companies in the world! Intel is on a mission to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. To make this ambitious mission happen, we need the right people who will share their passion for our vision. Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Intel Federal (IFED) group within our larger Programmable Solution Group as a Software Engineer!

Join our Quartus and eTools development team as a Software Engineer where you will research, design, develop, and optimize software tools that enable the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Research, design, develop, and optimize software tools that enable the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and eASIC devices.

Develop and optimize compilers, place and route, flows, assemblers, models, tools, runtimes, and/or firmwares that are closely coupled to FPGA silicon, IP, and boards, while leveraging strong knowledge of FPGA hardware, logic design, board design, semiconductor devices, and chip layout.

Design, develop, and optimize software abstractions and frameworks for acceleration with the FPGA for domains such as deep learning, DSP algorithms, or data analytics.

Respond to customer/client requests or events as they occur.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both technical and nontechnical, with public speaking experience.
  • Major team player, collaborator, role model and mentor.
  • Passion to exceed expectations and constantly push the envelope.
  • Experience translating complex business and technical challenges into technical solutions.
  • Demonstrated skills of technical rigor and data driven decision-making.

In this position, you will gain invaluable experience that will allow growth and expanded opportunities across Intel.


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 Education Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or related field plus 6 or more years of industry work experience, or

- Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or related field plus 4 or more years of industry work experience, or

Minimum Required Qualifications:


- 6 plus years Software development in C/C++.  

- 6 plus years in EDA tool development for place and route, and synthesis tools.

- 4 plus years in ASIC flow development.

- 4 plus years of experience with Verilog and VHDL design.

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.

Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

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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