Photonics CAD Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

Amazing experiences start with amazing opportunities in the dynamic field of silicon photonics. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to work in a fast paced environment developing CAD solutions for next generation optical transceivers and contribute to Intel Silicon Photonics Product Division's mission to transform and lead Data Center optical connectivity, and enable Intel's differentiation in the networking space. As the Photonics CAD engineer in our Research and Development organization, the individual will be responsible for developing SIP design tools, flows, and methods related to physical verification and simulation and modeling.

Develops and applies computer aided design (CAD) software engineering methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of technical problems. Assessing architecture and hardware limitations, plans technical projects in the design and development of CAD software. Defines and selects new approaches and implementation of CAD software engineering applications and design specifications and parameters. Develops routines and utility programs. Prepares design specifications, analysis and recommendations for presentation and approval. May specify materials, equipment and supplies required for completion of projects and may evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

For this opportunity, you must possess strong layout verification and runset development skills. Also requires strong background in simulation/modeling of custom designs. Experience related to Photonics custom design is preferred.


Minimum Qualification:

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field.

8+ years of experience in Electronic Design Automation. 5+ years of experience in Layout verification, runset development and Simulation/modeling of custom designs.

Preferred Qualifications
3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Physical Verification runset development (DRC/LVS), Calibre SVRF, parasitic extraction
  • Testcases generation (manual/automatic)
  • Developing Smart Fill decks
  • Scripting skills
  • Technologies with multiple foundries
  • Virtuoso environment and Skill coding

Simulation and Modeling

3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • System level photonic integrated simulators such as Ansys/Lumerical INTERCONNECT or Synopsys OptSim Circuit
  • Creating compact models for active and passive photonics devices using Verilog-A and Ansys/Lumerical INTERCONNECT
  • Photonic TCAD tools such as Ansys/Lumerical FDTD, DEVICE, and CHARGE; or Synopsys FullWAVE FDTD
  • Electronic simulators such as Cadence Spectre and Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS); or Synopsys HSPICE
  • Cadence Virtuoso Design Framework and Analog Design Environment (ADE); or Synopsys Custom Compiler

Photonics design and design automation expertise will be a plus.

Inside this Business Group

Communication & Devices Group: The wireless revolution at Intel! We are one team - passionate engineers and technologists from diverse industry backgrounds working together to realize a world of connected computing. We are bringing the best ideas from the brightest minds to deliver future mobile experiences into the market. We are on the journey towards making Intel a wireless leader with exciting products for the Internet of Things, 5G and an opportunity to change the world with your work.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
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