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Atom CPU Soft IP Implementation Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

In this position, you will work on reference implementation of Atom CPU as soft IP (SIP) on various process nodes and foundry platforms. You are entrusted to working directly with internal and external SoC customers, enabling them to harden Atom CPU as soft IP (SIP) in a process node in a foundry of their choice. The customers will target various performance-power-area spec that meets their product requirements, so you will be working on a diverse range of technical challenges.
In addition, you will work on state-of-the-art industry standard tools, flows and methodologies, to improve performance, power and area of Atom CPU cores. This position requires candidates who are strong in RTL2GDS design, flow, and methodology implementation and have demonstrated expertise in optimizing high frequency designs. Requires the ability to work independently and multitask effectively.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Physical design and development of Atom CPU as a soft IP

  • Benchmarking of new CPU designs, develop design and tool recipes to improve performance-power-area

  • Static timing analysis, variation modeling, and verification of high-speed process design

  • Running industry tool and flow for synthesis, and APR for a trial convergence ahead of customer use

  • Layout verification and debug of customer design issues

  • Respond to customer technical issues and request

  • Solve implementation issues by working with domain experts in the Atom organization (RTL, verification, DFx, memory compilers, etc.)


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.

You must have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related field with 8+ years of experience (or Master's with 5+ years of experience) in latest RTL2GDS design and methodology development:

  • Scripting skills using Perl/Tcl

  • Deep understanding and knowledge of Automatic Place and Route (APR) flows with emphasis on timing and power optimization

  • Must be able to work independently on various customer design issues in the area of physical/structural design

  • Prior CPU design or hardening experience in a custom foundry is a plus

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

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.

Work Model for this Role

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.

Posted: 2022-06-27 Expires: 2022-07-28

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