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EDA Tools Software Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

The position offered is for an EDA Tools Software Engineer in the Design Rule Optimization (DRO) team of the Process Design Kit (PDK) group, within the Design Enablement (DE) organization. The primary function of the DRO team is to further develop and deploy the Ptech tool which stores design rule data (DR) in a machine-readable database, used for PDK automation to automatically generate DR-compliant technology files and layout test structures. Regular activities include continuous building of Ptech database in CI/CD to represent Intel's most advanced process technologies and also in making software improvements to support new concepts, and improve efficiency and robustness.

The DRO team works closely in partnership with Intel's technology development, EDA suppliers, PDK functional areas, Design Rule Definition, and OPC teams to optimize Intel's process technology competitiveness using traditional automation and Machine Learning (ML) techniques from highly permuted layout test case structure generation.

Important behavior traits:

  • Behavioral history with respect to quality
  • Customer orientation
  • Problem-solving skills

This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship at a BS level - Intel sponsors individuals for employment-based visas for positions where we experience a shortage of US Workers. These skills shortage roles are typically STEM contributing positions requiring a master's or PhD degree, or a bachelors degree with three years related job experience.

This is an entry level position and compensation will be given 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 requirements:

Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering with 9+ months experience in:

  • One or more programming languages such as C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, Tcl, etc.
  • Linux is a requirement


  • Custom or ASIC layout design is ideal.

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, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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.

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Posted: 2022-05-22 Expires: 2022-06-22

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