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FPGA IP Software Development Engineer

San Jose, CA 95113
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As a Software Engineer within the Design Creation and Debug group, you can expect to work on Intel's System-on-Chip integration tool, Platform Designer, PSG's FPGA Debug Environment Tools such as SignalTap and System Console, and Eclipse-based Nios Embedded Software Development Suite.

The goal of this team is to make implementing powerful embedded hardware systems a straightforward and enjoyable task from design creation through debugging and performance optimization. The team is responsible for the full stack of these tools, GUI, model, and OS specific device drivers.

We have the fortune of interacting in the highly dynamic space in between programmable hardware and embedded software; designing tools and infrastructure to empower design engineers in both realms.

As a Software Engineer in this position, you will need to be an excellent Java programmer with specific experience and interest in creating Java desktop applications with backend cloud scaling.

Some larger projects we're undertaking include:

  • Enabling cloud scaling of backend modeling algorithms.

  • Inventing better ways to visualize and interact with complex hardware systems.

  • Enabling precise system interconnect manipulation and automatic

  • optimization.

  • Developing mechanisms for customers to identify design bottlenecks and optimize hierarchy.

Our work is varied and ranges from user experience, software architecture, modeling, cross-language interaction, drivers and even RTOS enablement with plenty of opportunity to play anywhere in-between. We've assembled an energetic team of quality people and are looking for a couple more experienced programmers to help with the effort.

The software engineer will have a direct influence on our customers and the adoption of our products, with tasks including the following:

  • Work closely with developers across software and embedded engineering to ensure we develop design flows that meet our customers needs.

  • Guide software release content, and serve as a liaison with the support, field, marketing, and product planning organizations.

  • Research, define, and validate key customer use cases and design flows.

  • Use Intel FPGA design tools like our customers to identify usability and productivity problems or missing features.

  • Utilize the Platform Designer system design tool and accompanying software toolchain for Intel's Nios soft processor and ARM-based SoC solutions.


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 Qualifications:

BS degree in Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering or equivalent 5 years of experience developing Java based desktop applications especially IDEs or CAD tools.


Masters degree in Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering with 2+ year of experience developing Java based desktop applications especially IDEs or CAD tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with Tcl, Perl, and/or Python scripting skills.

  • 5 years of experience with multithreaded software applications.

  • Familiarity with C++.

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.

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.

Work Model for this Role

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.

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Posted: 2022-05-08 Expires: 2022-06-08

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