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Custom IC Design and Automation Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

By applying to this posting your resume and profile will become visible to Intel Recruiters / Sourcers and will allow them to consider you for current and future job openings aligned with the skills and positions mentioned above.

Youll be considered for multiple roles within Design Enablement/Process Design Kit (PDK) group, you will join a highly motivated team of talented engineers solving challenging technical problems enabling PDKs for Intel's most advanced process technologies and drive PDKs towards industry standard methods and ease of use for the end customers. The job requires partnering and leveraging domain experts across various areas of Technology Development, EDA vendors and product design teams to develop and deliver high quality technology collaterals, models and enablement of EDA tools.

In this position you will help us with the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, and test analog, high-speed I/O, and memory circuits in Intels leading-edge technology nodes and optimize power/performance/area (PPA) to provide feedback that drives design-technology co-optimization for Intel process technologies.
  • Work with suppliers of CAD tools for custom design, layout, and design signoff to enable and validate features supporting the requirements of leading-edge process technologies.
  • Develop and validate technology files and other collaterals used by industry standard custom design, layout, and signoff CAD tools, including PCells/PyCells.
  • Develop automation software and scripts for generation and validation of Process Design Kit (PDK) collaterals and analysis of CAD tool results.
  • Develop automation to generate schematics, layouts, and library collaterals.
  • Develop and evaluate analog / mixed signal components for use with test equipment and other hardware systems.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


This requisition has the skillset of different positions under the same opening. Therefore, several hiring managers will have the opportunity to review your profile, if you have one or more of the listed requirements, feel free to apply, you will have the opportunity to showcase your resume to more managers at the same time, a great chance to apply and get matched.

Education and experience that will get you noticed:

You should have Bachelor/Master/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related Electrical Scientific STEM field.

6+ months of work or educational experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Design of CMOS analog/mixed-signal, custom digital, memories, data converters, RF, or high-speed circuits.
  • Layout of analog, RF, or digital circuits on advanced process technology nodes.
  • Programming or scripting in Python, Perl, Tcl, SKILL, C++, or Unix shell.

Preferred experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics, process scaling, and advanced technology nodes.
  • Experience with industry standard CAD tools for schematic entry, circuit simulation, custom layout, and design/layout verification, from vendors such as Cadence, Synopsys, and Siemens.
  • Development of PCells or PyCells

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations
US, Oregon, Hillsboro; US, California, Folsom; US, Arizona, Phoenix; US, Texas, Austin;

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.

Posted: 2022-05-14 Expires: 2022-06-14

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