SOC Design Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

In this role you will be a key member of a team participating in the design of a future generation Intel Atom microprocessor.

Responsibilities for this position will include but not be limited to:

  • Critical path analysis and identification of logic structures requiring custom design and layout for timing optimization
  • Block floor planning
  • Clock tree synthesis
  • RTL to gate level netlist generation through synthesis, placement, clock tree synthesis and route flows
  • Static timing analysis and convergence flows
  • Validation of physical design including timing, electrical rules, DRC/LVS, Noise, electro migration checks
  • Formal equivalence verification
  • Scripting to automate tasks and improve debug efficiency
  • Oversee definition, design, verification, and documentation for SoC (System on a Chip) development
  • Determine architecture design, logic design, and system simulation
  • Define module interfaces/formats for simulation
  • Perform Logic design for integration of cell libraries, functional units and subsystems into SoC full chip designs, Register Transfer Level coding, and simulation for SoCs
  • Contribute to the development of multidimensional designs involving the layout of complex integrated circuits
  • Perform all aspects of the SoC design flow from high level design to synthesis, place and route, timing and power to create a design database that is ready for manufacturing
  • Analyze equipment to establish operation infrastructure, conduct experimental tests, and evaluate results
  • Review vendor capability to support development

The ideal candidate will also exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Works well in a team and is productive under aggressive schedules
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation and good organizational skills


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 school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 3+ years of experience with: - OR - a Masters degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 2+ years experience with:

  • Physical design with synthesis and APR flows

  • Chip physical design verification including FEV, timing, electrical rules, DRC/LVS, Noise, RV

  • Tools such as DC, ICC, Fusion, PrimeTime, PTSI, Conformal, LEC, Redhawk, Caliber and Duet

  • TCL and Perl coding

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intels products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moores Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intels engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

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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