SOC Design Engineer for Design Automation Signoff

Austin, TX 78701
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Job Description

Come join Intel's CPU organization as a SoC Design Engineer in Design Automation. We create innovative technologies to build one of the most complex IA microprocessors with the highest performance and lower power. This CPU is the heart of Intel's high performance and low-power SOCs for 5G, Autonomous Driving, AI and Machine Learning.

Your responsibilities in this highly visible role will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop, support and drive project execution performance verification flows and signoff methodology for cell-based and/or transistor-based designs.
  • Drive solutions to perform sign-off verification using both external Engineering Design Automation (EDA) tools and internal CAD tools for back-end design work (Extraction, Static Timing Analysis, electrical rule checks, circuit checking quality, Static Noise analysis, ECO, SPICE circuit simulation)
  • Create flows/scripts to analyze, test and improve design methodologies
  • Develop custom optimized solutions to address design requirements for latest technology nodes
  • Contribute to the development of multidimensional designs involving the layout of complex integrated circuits.
  • Expand and standardize design methodologies, especially those related to static timing analysis, cross-clocking domains, and multiple power domain analysis.
  • Document and help with guidelines/specs

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Good inter-personal, clear communication and teamwork skills.
  • A can-do attitude driven by research and thriving on challenges.
  • Self-motivator with strong problem solving 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 with 3+ years experience in: - OR - a Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related field and 1+ years of experience in:

  • Design principles and techniques in VLSI back-end design, custom-circuit (transistor) design and/or memory design
  • UNIX/Linux environments and Perl/Tcl/Shell/Python scripting
  • Design Automation and/or CAD for CPUs or SOCs, including timing closure of gate level and/or transistor level designs (RLS, SPICE) in advanced CMOS processes
  • Industry standard Engineering Design Automation (EDA) VLSI tools from Synopsys, Cadence and/or Mentor Graphics in one of more of the following: Timing/Power optimization, ECO, Static Timing Analysis, SPICE circuit simulation, statistical variation analysis, noise, cross-talk, OCV and/or ERC flows

Preferred Qualifications

1+ years of experience with:

  • Backend design EDA tools Synopsys, Cadence and/or Mentor Graphics
  • EDA tool Tcl API coding
  • In-house Intel tools for high-speed custom digital designs
  • Machine-learning methods to solve complex problems dealing with automation of circuit design to aid in performance and power improvement

Inside this Business Group

The Devices Development Group (DDG) is a global organization focused on the development and integration of SOCs, critical IPs including Atom and chipsets that power Intel's leadership products. This business group leverages an incomparable mix of experts with different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to unleash the most innovative, amazing, and exciting computing experiences.

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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