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FPGA Software Engineering Intern

San Jose, California Job ID JR0235876 Job Category Intern/Student Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Intern
Job Description

Come create world-changing technology that touches the life of every person on the planet. Apply for a Summer 2023 internship at Intel.

You'll be part of the team developing the next generation of FPGA design tools for Intel's Programmable Solutions Group (PSG). We are looking for an energetic, top-notch software engineering intern who will be directly responsible for building key components for a platform that enables unparalleled productivity and capabilities for our customers. There is no limit to the opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience in this position.

The ideal candidate has experience with building desktop applications in C++ or Python.

Responsibilities may be quite diverse in technical nature and will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the role, U.S. experience and education requirements.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and validate clean object-oriented API's and applications in either C++ or Python.

  • Apply innovative heuristics and algorithms to real-world FPGA problems.

  • Actively contribute to all aspects of the software development process.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Self-motivated - individual willing to take and follow directions and deliver to schedule

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Quantitative analytical and problem solving

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Effective prioritization and time management skills

This internship position has a length of 3 months with the possibility to extend it as per business' needs.


Candidate must possess the minimum qualifications 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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position, and it will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must be pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field.

6+ months of experience in the following:

  • C++ or Java.

  • Python or TCL.

  • Data structures and algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with version control systems like Perforce, CVS, or Git in a Unix/Linux environment.

  • Experience with SAT solvers is a plus

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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