Physical Design Automation Engineer

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.

This role will encompass debugging and qualifying analog/custom physical layout capture, fill/DFM flows, and layout verification tools, through automation scripting and manual testing, on a team that focuses on enabling Intel technology RnD.

You will be one of the first people to run design flows on Intel's newest technology and be positioned to influence how the technology and design methodologies are defined for Intel. Writing unit-level tests for continuous integration in a design environment and writing automation that can identify quality issues. Help users that find corner cases to find workarounds and find ways to create self-service troubleshooting. Enable the running of layout verification for technology evaluation/pathfinding and production PDK releases. Design Automation Engineers are advocates of applying design methodologies to help execute projects effectively and successfully with high quality.


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possess a Master of Science or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

1+ year of experience in the following areas:

  • IC physical design layout
  • Design Verification Flows: DRC, LVS, Antenna, Density
  • Debugging of EDA-Electronic Design Automation flows such as Calibre
  • UNIX shell scripting
  • Perl or Python scripting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Running device / metal fill for custom/analog layout

  • Finding shorts in layout as part of making a design pass LVS

  • Cadence Virtuoso and/or Synopsys Custom Compiler

  • Writing tests for continuous integration

  • Git or other source control systems


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.

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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