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Software Research Engineer/Scientist

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

Logic Technology Development (LTD), Resolution Enhancement Techniques (RET) is responsible for the research, development and implementation of RET for nanoscale process technologies. Investigates potential inventions typically 2 to 4 years prior to being applied to a product.

As a Software Research Engineer/Scientist in this team your job scope includes models and software to perform layout correction for high resolution reproduction on wafers. Applies software engineering methods, theories and research in the investigation and solution of technical RET problems.

In this job responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Defines and selects new approaches and implementation of RET software engineering applications, design specifications and parameters.

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state of the art principles and theories in lithography, optics, resists, modeling, and software engineering.

  • Contributes to scientific literature, conferences, and the development of intellectual property.

  • Coordinates interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

  • Interact with both Very large-scale integration (VLSI) design and silicon process technology development, and mask making communities to ensure solutions are optimal.

Additionally, can use predictive modeling, statistics, machine learning, data mining, and other data analysis techniques to collect, explore, visualize, and to develop software algorithms and applications to compensate for empirical effects in photolithography imaging and etch pattern transferal process.

An ideal candidate should be willing to exhibit the below behavioral traits:

  • Problem-solving, data mining and analytics.

  • Attentiveness to detail.

  • Effectively communicate, collaborate and align with team members and customers.

What we offer: 

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth. 

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results. 

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation). 

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work! 

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today!

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


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 internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering; Mathematics, Optics, Nano-Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related Scientific Discipline.

-Candidate must have 1+ years of experience at least in one of the following qualifications (having more than one will be preferred):

  • Experience in mathematics, including algebra, linear algebra, calculus, statistical packages (JMP, MATLAB)

  • Experience Design of Experiments (DOE) Techniques.

  • Experience in C++ Programming or Python scripting,

Preferred Qualifications:

6+ months of experience in the following:

  • Linux/Unix environments.

  • Computational simulation.

  • Semiconductor fabrication, Nano-Lithography.

  • Algorithm development.

  • Nanometrology (e.g. Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, etc.)

  • Image Processing, Geometric and Fourier optics.

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 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.

Posted: 2022-05-14 Expires: 2022-06-14

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