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FPGA Compiler Software Engineer

多伦多, 安大略, 加拿大 职位 ID JR0265307 职位类别 Software Engineering 工作模式 On-site Required 经验级别 Entry Level 工时类型 全职

Job Description

In Q4 2023, Intel announced Altera® will be reported as a separate business unit beginning on January 1, 2024, with ongoing support from Intel. This position is associated to that standalone business strategy and is expected to fully transition to a standalone company at some time in the future.

We are looking for a passionate and energetic software engineer to join our team at Altera®. Altera® is a pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate, and win in their markets. Altera® combines programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and customer support to provide high-value programmable solutions to many customers worldwide.

In this role, you will be developing the software for Quartus, the tool that programs the current/next generation of FPGA devices.

  • Quartus is used by all FPGA acceleration technologies (including OpenCL, HLS, Intel FPGA AI Suite, etc).

  • At the heart of Quartus is our Place and Route engine which is responsible for transforming HDL to bits such that a user's design is optimized for area and Fmax.

  • Cross-functional interactions with various customers (internal and external).

  • Customer's hardware requirements: Fmax, throughput, timing closure, power and area, and also board/system-level integration.

  • Compiler SW optimizations: optimizing algorithms for runtime and memory, building high-quality reusable software components and infrastructure.

As part of the Compiler team, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing the software that supports optimized placement and routing of the latest next generation FPGA devices.

  • Making innovative FPGA hardware features accessible via easy-to-use software interfaces.

  • Enhancing tools and infrastructure to allow the Compiler operations to be used in new and innovative ways.

  • Implementing new features in addition to root-causing and fixing the existing ones, while maneuvering your way through a big code base.

Ideal candidates exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Great communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

  • Flexible, organized, and proactive.


Relevant experience can be obtained through schoolwork, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree with 4+ years of experience or MS degree with 3+ years of experience in Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 4+ years C/C++ programming experience in a Linux/Unix environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing EDA/CAD optimization algorithms for FPGAs or ASICs.

  • Experience with data structure and algorithm design, with a particular focus on graph theory and related algorithms.

  • Experience developing high-performance parallel software systems.

  • Experience working in a modern large scale modular code base.

  • Experience with Altera® Quartus or Xilinx Vivado software.

  • Experience with scripting languages, particularly Python, Perl or TCL.

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here.

Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility. Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Find information and request accommodation here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in Canada:CAD 105,740.00-158,680.00
Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will require an on-site presence.
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