Design Automation Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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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:

  • Conduct or participate in multidisciplinary research and collaborate with design, layout and/or hardware engineers in the design, development, and utilization of productivity enhancement layout tools and design rule checkers, electronic data processing systems software.
  • Determines computer user needs, advises hardware designers on machine characteristics that affect software systems such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements, designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems.
  • Work closely with runset developers and rule writers on validating the rules.
  • Work with EDA on tool developments/improvements to enhance performance, add functionality and improve capacity.
  • Validate Process Design Kit (PDK)
  • Working with multiple EDA companies to co-develop extraction solutions that will be used both internally and as part of Intel's foundry program.
  • Analyzing and testing programs and products before formal launch
  • Troubleshooting coding problems quickly and efficiently to ensure a productive workplace

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:

Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.

6+ months of work or educational in one or more of the following areas::

  • Design automation: ASIC Design, Place and Route, Virtuoso
  • Physical design: cadence virtuoso, layout automation, physical verification, parasitics, runsets
  • Electromagnetic simulation
  • Programming languages: python/skill/Perl/ ruby

Preferred experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Algorithmic development
  • EDA Physical Verification tools:  ICV, Calibre, PVS
  • Antenna, Fill insertion
  • RC extraction tools: StarRC, Quantus,
  • HSPICE, MOSFET model
  • Foundry experience / Process Design Kit (PDK)
  • 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, California, Santa Clara; US, California, Folsom; US, Arizona, Phoenix; US, Texas, Austin;

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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