25 days old

Design Automation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Now is an exciting time for Intels Design Enablement Group. This position is within the Design Enablement (DE) organization of Technology Development (TD). At Intel, Design Enablement (DE) is one of the key pillars enabling Intel to deliver winning products in the marketplace. Your work will directly enable design teams to get to market faster with leadership products on cutting edge technologies.


As part of the 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.

About the role:

  • 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.
  • As PDK Validation Engineer you will support validation and release of PDK custom layout collaterals to Intel internal design and IFS customers.
  • Development of automated QA flows
  • Writing efficient code in scripting languages to automatically generate, analyze large amounts of data to improve overall quality of the custom tech library released in the PDK for leading technology nodes.
  • Work closely with the PDK development team and EDA suppliers to implement robust QA checks and resolve tool and collateral issues prior to PDK releases.


Important behavior traits we look for:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess teamwork and problem-solving

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


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum qualifications:

Master's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering

6+ months experience in following areas:

  • Cadence Virtuoso
  • Auto Place and Route
  • Perl or Python or Ruby or TCL
  • UNIX/Linux


  • External EDA custom layout tools is a plus
  • Parameterized cells (Pcell)

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, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom

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: 2022-04-30 Expires: 2022-05-31

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