Hardware Engineer Placement at Intel Corporation

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st January 2021
South East
High Wycombe
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Hardware Engineer Placement

The Intel Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for talented, highly motivated university students to develop next generation video, imaging and vision solutions targeting far reaching Internet of Things applications, including interactive whiteboards, digital signage, smart factory and 8K Pro A/V systems.

As an FPGA design engineer you will be responsible for applying mathematical, software and design engineering skills to design and develop IP's and solutions as part of a system engineering team in the Intel PSG Europe HQ, located in Marlow and Basingstoke.

You will work in a rapid learning environment, alongside industry experts, who will support your daily development and knowledge growth. You will learn an Agile engineering development approach, frequently delivering high quality solutions to customers and communicating with your team daily to build innovative and creative products. Your opinions and thoughts are valued from day one.

The Intel PSG office environment offers personalized cube spaces with dedicated high specification PCs/laptops, multiple displays and access to local and global compute farms. On-site you also have access to a free hot/cold drinks and fruit basket, free gymnasium, weekly badminton, indoor football, cycling and trail running activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Full development lifecycle of FPGA video, imaging and vision IP's and systems from conception, through specification to implementation, verification, review and release.
  • Development of SoC (CPU+FPGA) based system designs to demonstrate next generation video and analytics concepts
  • FPGA based Board Support Package development and optimization
  • Interactions with local and remote teams as well as customers.

Required skills:

  • Strong FPGA or ASIC design skills, using Verilog/VHDL and related design flow
  • Good software skills (C/C++)
  • Thirst for learning and good self-starter
  • Loves working as part of a team, with great communication skills


This is a 13-month fixed-term placement suitable for students currently studying a degree course in relevant disciplines (e.g. Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Systems Engineering), and is targeted at 2nd year students enrolled in a 4 years bachelor's degree which includes a year in industry.

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.

About Intel

INTEL MAKES POSSIBLE THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCES OF THE FUTURE. You know us best for our processors. But we do so much more. We are makers, catalysts and inventors. We innovate at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Throughout our proud history, Intel has continuously expanded the reach, influence and power of computing to improve people's everyday lives. With employees in 63 countries and customers in over 120 countries, Intel's products and services create the foundation for limitless invention. Intel is like no other company on the planet: our technology is a critical part of an increasingly interdependent ecosystem that creates and expands value for shareholders, partners, customers and society.

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