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FPGA Software Engineer

Toronto, Canada Job ID JR0231783 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

We are looking for a passionate and energetic software engineer to join our team in Intel's Programmable Solutions Group (PSG).  Intel PSG is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.  Intel PSG combines the programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to many customers worldwide.

In this role, you will be researching/designing/developing/optimizing software for Quartus, the compiler that programs all current/next generation of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices.

  • Quartus is used by all FPGA acceleration technologies (including OpenCL, HLS, Acceleration Libraries, etc).
  • At the heart of Quartus is our Place and Route engine which is responsible for transforming HDL to bits such that a user's design is optimized for area and Fmax.
  • Cross-functional interactions with various customers (internal and external)
  • Best of both worlds, hardware and software:
    • Customer's hardware requirements: Fmax, throughput, timing closure and area.
    • Compiler SW optimizations: runtime and memory, including abstractions and frameworks for acceleration with the FPGA for domains such as deep learning, DSP algorithms, or data analytics.


You must possess the below 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.

Minimum Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

4+ years of experience in:

  • C++, Python or Pearl.
  • Algorithms and data structure.

Preferred Qualifications:

4+ years of experience in:

  • One of the HDL languages (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog or similar).
  • Hardware design.
  • Time Analysis.

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.

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:

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