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Digital Design Automation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

This role will encompass enabling, qualifying, and debugging RTL synthesis tools and flows, auto-place-and-route tools, parasitic extraction flows, and final timing sign-off tools, through automation scripting and manual testing, on a team that focuses on enabling Intel technology RnD. You will be one of the first people to run design flows on Intel's newest technology and be positioned to influence how the technology and design methodologies are defined for Intel.

As a Digital Design Automation Engineer, your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Writing unit-level tests for continuous integration in a design environment and writing automation that can identify quality issues.
  • Help users that find corner cases to find workarounds and find ways to create self-service troubleshooting.
  • Enable version control and data management systems for archiving/branching digital IC designs for technology pathfinding.
  • Design Automation Engineers are advocates of applying design methodologies to help execute projects effectively and successfully with high quality.
  • This is an entry level position and compensation will be given accordingly.

About the team and organization (AD):

Intel's Advanced Design (AD) team is part of the larger Design Enablement (DE) organization that is focused on pathfinding and development of advanced memory and circuit technology to enable best-in-class memory collateral and product design across all generations of Intel process technology. AD develops the 1st chips for all new Intel process nodes and ensures DE's technology is robust enough for high-volume product manufacturing. And as part of the SoC Design and Methodology team within AD, you will work on defining and implementing designs for the latest silicon technology using industry standard and custom tools.


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. Experience would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research, and relevant previous job and/or internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must have a Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering.
6+ months of experience in the following:

  • VLSI design with the typical RTL-APR flow such as: RTL, simulation, validation, synthesis, APR, extraction, and timing/characterization.
  • Debugging of Synopsys digital design tools and flows such as: PrimeTime, ICC2, Fusion Compiler, Finesim, Verdi
  • UNIX or Shell
  • Perl or Python

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong coder with proven background of writing automation scripts and programs
  • Experience in writing unit tests for CI/CD and contributing code to a team project
  • Expertise in finding ways to 'work around' issues in design flows

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.

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 is available as fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need.

Posted: 2022-07-09 Expires: 2022-08-09

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