Physical Design Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to

  • Work closely with External Foundry Partners and Intel Product teams from early-stage PPA Assessment & Design Enablement to execution-stage technical supports
  • Collaboration with the different Product teams to identify critical product characteristics and target setting requirements
  • Work on the development of emerging technology such as 3D-IC TFM and subsequent test chips validation of 3D-IC technology and methodology
  • Performs all aspects of SoC design flow from physical synthesis, floor planning, place and route, clock & power distribution, timing and power optimization, EM/IR analysis and physical verification


A successful candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Verbal/written communication skills
  • Effective team player with continuous learning mindset
  • Experience working with cross functional and cross site teams
  • Own and drive execution from synthesis to place and route through all signoff including timing signoff, physical verification, EMIR signoff, formal equivalence, and low power verification.
  • Ability to make good independent technical trade-offs between Performance, Power, Area, and Cost (PPAC)
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Possess problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Possess strong automation skills using scripting languages such as Perl, TCL, Python


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. This Position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Min. Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or relevant
  • 5+ years of Physical Design experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or relevant
  • 2+ years of experience with leading foundry technology with recent successful tapeouts in 5nm or below process nodes
  • 8+ years of Physical Design experience
  • 3 + years experience in EDA tools such as Innovus, Primetime, StarRC, Voltus, Conformal
  • 3+ years experience with Standard Cell Library and Memory Compiler

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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