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Design Automation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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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 Quality Assurance (PDK QA) 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. Development of automated QA flows and working closely with the PDK development team and EDA suppliers to implement robust QA checks and resolve tool and collateral issues prior to PDK releases.

In this position you will help us with one or more of the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct or participate in multidisciplinary research and collaborate with design, layout and/or hardware engineers in the design, development, and utilization of productivity enhancement layout tools and design rule checkers, electronic data processing systems software.
  • Determines computer user needs, advises hardware designers on machine characteristics that affect software systems such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements, designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems.
  • Work closely with runset developers and rule writers on validating the rules.
  • Work with EDA on tool developments/improvements to enhance performance, add functionality and improve capacity.
  • Validate Process Design Kit (PDK)
  • Working with multiple EDA companies to co-develop extraction solutions that will be used both internally and as part of Intel's foundry program.
  • Analyzing and testing programs and products before formal launch
  • Troubleshooting coding problems quickly and efficiently to ensure a productive workplace

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 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 automation: ASIC Design, Place and Route, Virtuoso
  • Physical design: cadence virtuoso, layout automation, physical verification, parasitics, runsets
  • Electromagnetic simulation
  • Programming languages: python/skill/Perl/ ruby

Preferred experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Algorithmic development
  • EDA Physical Verification tools:  ICV, Calibre, PVS
  • Antenna, Fill insertion
  • RC extraction tools: StarRC, Quantus,
  • HSPICE, MOSFET model
  • Foundry experience / Process Design Kit (PDK)
  • 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, California, Santa Clara; 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: 2022-05-15 Expires: 2022-06-15

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