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Intel FPGA / Embedded Applications Engineer in Helena, Montana

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Job Description:

Become a member of one of the largest engineering companies in the world! Intel is on a mission to create and extend programmable computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. To make this ambitious mission happen, we need the right people who will share their passion for our vision. Intel is seeking highly qualified candidates to join our Intel Federal (IFED) group within our larger Programmable Solution Group as a FPGA / Embedded Applications Engineer!

Intel Programmable Solutions Group, (PSG), is seeking committed, customer-focused, and motivated candidates to work with public sector customers on new processes and products to drive innovation and leading-edge FPGA projects. As a Hardware Design Engineer/Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting customers and enabling the successful completion of customer projects by providing technical expertise, guidance, design optimizations, and issue resolution. Our Hardware/Applications Engineers are engaged during all phases of the product development cycle including feature definition, project setup, project execution, and primarily technical support. You will provide technical training, consultation, and hands-on assistance to developers in specialty areas of the FPGA during the product design cycle. In addition, they create example designs and work with Intel engineering resources to validate and debug current IP products.

Your role will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical support, fully resolve customer issues and queries from the Intel office or when appropriate on-site at the customer facility.

  • Analyze customer designs, and provide solutions for Intel's intellectual property, IP cores, and I/O technologies targeting leading-edge Field Programmable Gate Array FPGA technologies, efficiently implement these optimizations on FPGAs.

  • Create designs for customers, analyze customer designs, identify bottlenecks, and provide optimization techniques and guidance on Timing optimizations.

  • Provide demonstrations and proofs of concepts to highlight Intel FPGA capabilities.

  • Participate in collateral development.

  • Becoming a subject matter expert on using the technology and providing feedback on how to make it easy to understand and use.

  • Developing technical assets such as user guides, application notes, design examples, demos, and training that will enable customers to successfully design with our products.

You must possess the below minimum education requirements and minimum required qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Additional preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related STEM field and 4 years of experience or

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related STEM field and 3 years of experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of Embedded/FPGA design experience

  • 4+ years RISC or ARM programming experience

  • 4+ years FPGA design and optimization

  • 4+ Experience in Verilog and/or VHDL coding and debug skills including RTL code optimizations for timing closure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of FPGA or Embedded design experience

  • Debug experience (e.g. system level, product level issues)

  • Experience with design tools (e.g. Design Compiler, Vivado, Quartus, etc.)

  • Embedded software engineering or system design.

  • Applications-class embedded processors and embedded design.

  • Hardware/board debug.

  • Experience in Verilog and/or VHDL coding and timing closure, familiar with FPGA design and optimization flow

  • Experience with high-speed test equipment such as scopes, BERTs, spectrum analyzers, and protocol analyzers

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

US,TX,Austin;US,CA,San Jose;US,AZ,Virtual

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:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:$113,500.00-$170,120.00

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.