HLD Applications Engineer

San Jose, CA 95113
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Job Description

Have you worked on High Level Design C++ applications or implemented HLD acceleration systems? Do you love collaborating with internal teams and helping customers with their end products? Is it exciting to work in a diverse team that spans multiple domains and vertical markets? Do you want to make valuable contributions to the team that helps identify market trends, then help influence next generation products and solutions?

As a business unit within Intel, we will continue to apply Moore's Law to drive the future of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) has been delivering industry-leading custom logic solutions to customers since inventing the world's first reprogrammable logic device in 1984. To take advantage of the many opportunities in the future for FPGA's, PSG is looking for an outstanding HLD Applications Engineer to join our Customer Experience Group (CEG) team specializing in HLD development using DPC++, oneAPI, FPGA Design, Flows, and Debug.

As an Applications Engineer in CEG, you will be responsible to support Intel FPGA solutions proactively to enable customers to quickly get their solutions to market. Additionally, you will interface directly with cross functional teams to contribute to the next generation product definition, identify market trends and direction, and quickly resolve complex technical issues to allow customers to meet the market demands.
Your specific role includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Providing guidance from a customer and systems perspective to cross functional teams to create optimal solutions.
  • Creating demos to showcasing the capabilities of Intel PSG solutions.
  • Handling customer escalations to provide solutions to meet customer requirements and working directly with development teams to build improved solutions in the future.
  • Providing product readiness feedback as an early user to cross functional teams and managing efforts to improve the product.
  • Developing reference designs or subcomponents to align with key market strategies which provides the ability for customers to evaluate the technology while offering a starting point for their project.
  • Driving the strategy of new technology training for both internal and external audiences.
  • Authoring documentation and other applicable materials to explain products and solutions.
  • Strong analytical problem solving, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and works effectively in a team environment


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 Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering:

  • 2+ years' experience in an area related to C++ (including academic)
  • 2+ years experience working on customer engagements, applications development

Preferred (Additional) Qualifications

  • Master's degree (MSEE) is preferred
  • Good understanding of code optimization using parallelism, pipelining, memory management, concurrency, and multi-threading
  • Experience with Embedded Systems is a plus
  • Experience with oneAPI, OpenCL, HLS, Quartus, and other FPGA centric design flows and tools
  • Experience in HDL, verification, and general computational logic design/verification concepts
  • Experience with Git and development tools
  • Experience in understanding of computational algorithms theory

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.

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.

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