Custom IC Design and Automation Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

By applying to this posting your resume and profile will become visible to Intel Recruiters / Sourcers and will allow them to consider you for current and future job openings aligned with the skills and positions mentioned above.

Youll be considered for multiple roles within Design Enablement (DE)

About DE organization:

Now is an exciting time for Intels Design Enablement Group! This position is within the Design Enablement (DE) organization of Technology Development (TD). At Intel, Design Enablement is one of the key pillars enabling Intel to deliver winning products in the marketplace. Your work will directly enable design teams to get to market faster with leadership products on cutting edge technologies and partner with Technology Development to deliver cost-effective, competitive design platform.

In this position you will help us with the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, and test analog, high-speed I/O, and memory circuits in Intels leading-edge technology nodes and optimize power/performance/area (PPA) to provide feedback that drives design-technology co-optimization for Intel process technologies.
  • Work with suppliers of CAD tools for custom design, layout, and design signoff to enable and validate features supporting the requirements of leading-edge process technologies.
  • Develop and validate technology files and other collaterals used by industry standard custom design, layout, and signoff CAD tools, including PCells/PyCells.
  • Develop automation software and scripts for generation and validation of Process Design Kit (PDK) collaterals and analysis of CAD tool results.
  • Develop automation to generate schematics, layouts, and library collaterals.
  • Develop and evaluate analog / mixed signal components for use with test equipment and other hardware systems.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Teamwork, problem-solving, and data analysis
  • Ability to work across geographical locations

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 listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum skills and experience that will get you noticed:

You should have Bachelors degree OR Master's degree OR PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related Electrical Scientific STEM field.

6+ months of work or educational experience in:

  • Design of CMOS analog/mixed-signal, custom digital, memories, data converters, RF, or high-speed circuits.
  • Layout of analog, RF, or digital circuits on advanced process technology nodes.
  • Programming or scripting in Python, Perl, Tcl, SKILL, C++, or Unix shell.

Preferred experience in one of the following areas:

  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics, process scaling, and advanced technology nodes.
  • Experience with industry standard CAD tools for schematic entry, circuit simulation, custom layout, and design/layout verification, from vendors such as Cadence, Synopsys, and Siemens.
  • Development of PCells or PyCells


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, Oregon, Hillsboro; US, California, Folsom; US, Arizona, Phoenix; US, Texas, Austin;

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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