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Job ID: JR0025023
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: San Jose, CA US
Other Locations: US, California, San Jose;
Job Type:

Lead Software Algorithm Architect

Job Description

The Intel Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for talented, highly motivated candidates to work intimately with our lead customers to co-develop FPGA based Autonomous Driving systems. Working alongside Intel processors, the FPGA is delivering a highly efficient, flexible and scalable platform to solve our automotive customers’ intricate processing challenges.

As an algorithm expert in System Solution Engineering (SSE) department, you will be responsible for research and definition of work functions for development team. You will work and collaborate in a rapid learning environment, alongside industry experts and the most innovative automotive manufacturers to accelerate next generation autonomous driving algorithms through highly optimized embedded FPGA implementations. Our innovation driven environment will encourage you to become a self-starter and a leader to solve most challenging technical problems.

Autonomous vehicles are a key element of Intel’s strategy over the next decade. Technologies are moving rapidly as are market needs. The right candidate will be excited and energised by these dynamic challenges. Your opinions and thoughts are valued from day one.

The successful candidate will gain immediate visibility of the impact of their work and directly drive business success.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with strategic customers to develop and deliver customer driven Proof-of-Concept, Solutions and Benchmarks, demonstrating the value of Intel FPGA
  • Research, envision and define solutions in collaboration with business developers, strategic marketing architects, engineering organizations within PSG and across Intel corporation. 
  • Define functional work for development teams
  • Customer enablement: Support strategic customer development using Intel FPGA products
  • Work in close collaboration with the Intel FPGA Software and VLSI teams to drive new features and improvements to FPGA design tools and FPGA Integrated Circuit.

Please be informed that Intel is proactively trying to find candidates for a position and that may, or may not, be available for all location(s) at this time. If you would be interested in this position, should it become available, we would encourage you to apply, and our hiring team will be glad to contact you when/if relevant.


  • M.S in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree 
  • Experience of in field of FPGA, Embedded SW, Machine Vision, Signal or Image Processing.
  • Experience in FPGA design and architecture
  • Experience Software Algorithms Development using C/C++ or OpenCL or CUDA
  • Experience in Systems Engineering and Architecture

Additional (Preferred) Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate will bring experience in 

  • Automotive R&D (automotive electronics, automotive algorithms, etc.)
  • 10+ years in field of FPGA, Embedded SW, Machine Vision, Signal or Image Processing.
  • 4+ years in FPGA design and architecture
  • 4+ years in Software Algorithms Development using C/C++ or OpenCL or CUDA
  • 2+ years in Systems Engineering and Architectur

and experience with

  • MATLAB/ Simulink
  • C/C++, OpenCL, CUDA
  • Verilog or VHDL design for FPGA
  • Functional Safety Considerations
  • Real-Time systems
  • Computer Vision, Video, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Vision

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.

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