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Foundry Technology Pathfinding TCAD Modeling Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the definition and optimization of leading edge external foundry technology nodes. A typical project may combine more than one of the following (not limited to the ones listed below):

Device: Advanced device transport, quantum effects, stress effects, self-heating, defect-related phenomenon, electronic structure, novel device and memory operation, optoelectronics, mesh generation
Thermo-Mechanical: Multi-scale heat transport, thermal induced stress/strain analysis, reliability, and material fatigue/failure research, mesh generation
Process: Modeling for implantation, diffusion, annealing, etch, deposition, epi growth, oxidation, defects, mechanical stress, atomistic methods (Kinetic MC simulations); mesh generation
Materials: Computational material exploration using DFT and molecular dynamics for front-end or back-end of line materials and processes; modeling of resistivity, leakage, fracture, to name a few
Benchmark circuits: Mixed-mode TCAD and SPICE simulations of typical benchmark circuits for PPA analysis
Compact Model: Compact model development and parameter extraction

Responsibilities may include:

  • Lead and perform device research on advanced CMOS devices and emerging devices for logic and memory applications
  • Develop new insights to improve PPAC in emerging monolithic technologies and heterogeneous system integration technologies
  • Develop new TCAD simulation methodologies for future technology exploration

A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Deep knowledge of semiconductor device physics
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience in process and device simulations, thermal modeling, process emulation, parasitic R & C extraction, BEOL interconnect stress and failure
  • Hands-on experience in device and circuit level PPA assessment for advanced CMOS and beyond CMOS technologies
  • Proficient in programming and scripting languages like Python, Perl / TCL, or similar languages
  • Familiar with emerging technology trends and competitive landscape for both monolithic and heterogeneous integration technologies
  • Problem solving and communication skills


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. This Position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related field
  • Experience with compact models and extraction for transistors, MTJ, ReRAM etc. is preferred
  • Hands-on experience in atomistic simulations (DFT, NEGF, molecular dynamics) is a plus
  • Foundry experience
  • Experience in machine learning / reinforced learning / artificial intelligence aided physical design

Inside this Business Group

Intel's Sales and Marketing (SMG) organization works with global customers and partners to solve critical business problems with Intel based technology solutions. SMG works across business units to amplify the customer voice and deliver solutions that accelerate their business. We work across numerous industries, including retail, enterprise and government, cloud services and healthcare as examples. The operations team focuses on forecasting, driving alignment with factory production and delivering efficiency tools and our marketing capability drives demand and localized marketing in locations around the globe. Our sales force navigates a complex partner and customer ecosystem while shaping product roadmaps, driving value for our customers, and collaborating to harness emerging technology trends to deliver comprehensive solutions.

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: 2022-05-03 Expires: 2022-06-03

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