SoC Design Engineer

Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Job Description

Join Intel-and engineer the future.
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. Join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

Intel IP Engineering Group invites you to be part of a senior team dedicated to developing and leading methodology across 100+ Soft IPs, many of which are ground-breaking high-performance IPs. This is a unique opportunity for continued development by joining an experienced team on an accelerated learning path to have a high impact role across multiple domains. Current efforts of the team include designing innovations to qualify IPs easily and efficiently across multiple process nodes, develop methodologies to achieve best in class performance, defining and driving methodology advancement across the IP execution teams, and improving the efficiency of construction methodology.

As a Physical Design Engineer, this position focuses on developing and implementing the methodology to be used across all soft IP on industry-leading internal and external nodes for top level construction and quality checks. The team is currently investigating opportunities with multiple vendors including Synopsys and Cadence to ensure that the methodologies use the best-in-class tools for enhanced quality, efficiency, and ease of use.

You must have expertise in design and development of scripts using TCL, Perl/Python and other languages. You should possess a technical understanding of the following concepts either through industry experience:

  • Synthesis, place, and route
  • Block-level floor planning and layout
  • Clocking and budgeting methodologies
  • Power grid and floorplan design
  • Timing and power analysis and verification
  • Semiconductor device and sub-micron IC design methodology
  • High speed circuit design

In addition to the technical qualifications listed above, you will need to demonstrate the following traits:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Effective communication with large number of design engineers
  • Good scripting skills

Proficient documentation and presentation design
Strong collaboration across multiple teams across different sites/geolocations


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 3+ years of experience - OR - Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 2+ years of experience in:

  • SOC/IP physical design
  • RLS
  • Floor planning and routing
  • Physical design convergence and tape-in
  • Interconnect design and analysis
  • Translation of architectural specification into physical domain
  • RTL/Logic design (Verilog, VCS, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electronic Design Automation tools such as Synopsys or Cadence packages
  • Circuit Design
  • Computer architecture
  • TCL, Perl, and Python programming

Inside this Business Group

IP Engineering Group's (IPG) vision Build IPs that power Intel's leadership products and power our customer's silicon. We want to attract & retain talent who get joy in building high quality IP and share our core belief that IP is fundamental to transforming Intel's silicon design process. IPG's guiding principles will be ensuring Quality (Zero Bugs), Customer Obsession (Delight our Customers) and structured Problem Solving. We are a fearless organization transforming IP development.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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.

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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