Intel 5G Wireless System Design Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Join Intel's Next Generation & Standards (NGS) Group and the 5G revolution. In NGS, we design and develop advanced mobile technologies to create wireless ecosystems of the future. The 5G System Design Engineer builds state-of-the-art 5G wireless modem prototypes to demonstrate next-generation technologies.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop algorithm reference models for prototypes of 5G wireless baseband modem technologies

  • Model, simulate, optimize, and verify digital modem sub-systems that are part of 5G prototype designs implemented in FPGA platforms

  • Characterize fixed-point performance and optimize fixed-point algorithms to improve performance, latency, RTL area, etc.

  • Create bit-accurate Python, C/C++ simulation models of digital modem sub-systems used for link-level performance characterization, DSP algorithm optimization, and FPGA verification

  • Collaborate with the standards team and system architects to translate communication models and algorithms into fixed-point reference models for prototype baseband modem designs

  • Support digital design, firmware, and RF teams with verification and bring-up of FPGA modem prototypes

  • Apply advanced problem solving to complex modem subsystems including PHY, RF, and lower stack implementations

  • Assess risks and identify issues & solutions to achieve program goals and project objectives in a timely & efficient manner

  • Escalate issues and drive resolution of technical issues with cross-functional teams


Bachelor of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 4 years of experience or Masters of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 3 years of experience in digital communications theory, signal processing, random processes and/or computer-based link-level simulation and modeling:

  • Experience with one OR more of the following: Python C/C++, Matlab, or other simulation & modeling tools/languages

  • Knowledge of communications systems, e.g., 5G, LTE, UMTS

  • Experience with simulation & modeling of communications systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with design, verification, and debug of baseband wireless modems coded in RTL VHDL/Verilog and targeted for FPGA or ASIC, including debug in RTL simulation or lab environment

  • Familiarity with demodulation and decoding algorithms for OFDM systems

  • Prior experience with fixed-point modeling for hardware verification

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Perl

  • Experience with revision-control systems such as GIT or Clearcase

  • Experience with Linux/Unix operating system

Inside this Business Group

The Next Generation and Standards Group's mission is to lead standards, ecosystem, and prototyping development efforts across Intel for advanced wireless communications IP, starting with 5G and beyond. This group brings together a panorama of competencies including standards creation, ecosystem development, use case and business development in creating advanced prototypes and technologies that propel Intel's leadership. In addition, the group is rapidly expanding towards integration of communications and compute with new technologies and use cases including advanced end to end communication networks, autonomous driving, drones, artificial intelligence, while continuing its leadership in 5G. NGS holds all the advanced communications and compute technology assets to deliver an exciting, converged future at the center of the intelligent data explosion.

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....