CAD Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

As a member of the PTD Litho Frame Automation Team (FRAT) in LTD (Logic Technology Development), you will be responsible for process design rule definition, construction and validation of lead certification Tape-in Collaterals for Intel's next generation process technology and products. You will be responsible for the validation and creation of VLSI layout that will enable fundamental process development.

Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Verify VLSI layout adherence to complex layout design rules, specifically ownership in Quality Assurance of FRAT designs across all Intel process nodes.

  • Troubleshoot design and PDK (Process Design Kit) verification issues with complex physical design flows, both industry standard and Intel tools and flows.

  • Write/update software code for cell design and testcases, verification and package design content for distribution

  • CAD design development and support of LTD Tape-in Collateral Library for ALL Intel Process Technology nodes including CR experimental Path Finding projects.

  • Collaborating, directing, extracting, executing designs and constructs that will be used for process implementation, monitoring, improvement, and development well ahead of any other team in LTD. This interaction will be with a very diverse team including Litho, Integration, Device, Test Chip, Tape Out, and OPC and RET (Reticle Enhancement Team) experts. These designs will be used during development, refined and then made available for HVM (High Volume Manufacturing).

The ideal candidate should also exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Attention to details and discipline in following defined methodologies

  • Communication skills, ability to clearly and concisely convey technical content

  • Proven track record of results and execution in a tight schedule environment

  • Tolerance to ambiguity, ability to efficiently define concrete architecture and design strategy/plans

  • Team player , willing to work in a cross-functional environment (design engineers, device engineers, CAD engineers, etc.)

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

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


Minimum qualifications are required 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. Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You should possess an Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related sciences.

  • Coursework and background should include VLSI design or CAD, programming (e.g. Python, C++), Semiconductor Device Physics or basic electrical circuit theory, Silicon manufacturing flows.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Familiarity from coursework or internship or work experience in the following:

  • Semiconductor processing/engineering or computer science

  • VLSI Circuit mask design layout and/or verification

  • Basic solid-state physics, optics and IC (Integrated Circuit) process flow

  • Programming skills in a high-level programming language

  • Familiarity with UNIX/Linux platforms

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 Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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.

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