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Job ID: JR0165971
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: San Jose, CA US
Other Locations: Virtual US and Canada
Job Type: Experienced Hire

FPGA RTL Design Engineer

Job Description

As an RTL Design Engineer within the Design Creation and Debug Group, you can expect to work on the RTL underpinnings Intel PSG's System-on-Chip integration tool, Platform Designer, FPGA Debug Environment Tools such as SignalTap and System Console and next generation FPGA-based soft processors. The goal of this team is to enable customers to implement powerful embedded hardware systems in a straightforward and enjoyable manner from design creation through debugging and performance optimization. The team is responsible for development of RTL for various IPs, including the on-chip Memory Mapped Bus Interconnect (AXI/APB/AHB/Avalon), streaming protocols IPs (AXI/Avalon), debug IP and performance monitors, soft microprocessor implementations along with supporting a full stack of tools to assemble these IPs in interesting and dynamic ways.

As an RTL Design Engineer in this position, you will need to have excellent FPGA digital design skills with expertise in Verilog/System Verilog. Some larger projects we're undertaking include:

  • Coming up with newer versions of on-chip transfer protocols aimed for high speed on HyperFlex and eASIC architectures

  • Developing new interconnect topologies to maximize data transfer throughput over long distances

  • Extending support for industry standard Memory Mapped and Streaming protocols

  • Developing robust IPs and networks which customers use in mission critical debug environments

  • Developing microprocessor and microcontroller architectures optimized for implementation on Intel FPGAs

The RTL Design 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, IP Design and Embedded Engineering to ensure we develop design flows that meet our customers' needs

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

  • Research, define, and validate key customer use cases

  • Create reference RTL designs

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



Candidates 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. Requirements listed below would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering, or related field

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years of FPGA design experience

  • 5+ years of experience of with Computer Architecture & ARM Based Bus Protocols

  • 8+ years of experience with understanding and knowledge of digital design/Timing Closure concepts/Fundamentals of Verification/Hardware Debug

  • 8+ years of experience with Verilog and System Verilog

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD degree in Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering or equivalent and 8+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Experience with other communication protocols

  • Experience designing various microcontroller architectures such as Arm, MIPS, RiscV

  • Experience with Quartus tool flow and/or Xilinx Vivado and Vitis

  • Experience with Tcl, Perl, and/or Python scripting skills

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.

Other Locations

Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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