Software Design Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

The Production Libraries Group is looking for a Software Engineer in Electronic Design Automation (EDA)/ Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop and support best in class standard cell library designs for use by Intel CPU, Atom, Graphics, mixed signal IPs, Client, Sever, Chipset projects and IFS Foundry customers.

The successful candidate will be part of the Production Libraries team responsible for standard cells validation enablement doing validation automation development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop automation to measure and ensure high quality of standard cell library models utilizing a combination of internal and industry design tools
  • Debug, root cause, and drive alignment and improvements in standard cell modeling
  • Design automation to improve execution and summarization of in-house and vendor design tools and flows
  • Develop regression automation to identify tool compliance issues quickly and work with vendors for solutions
  • Design of database and tools analytics for performance and quality improvements

In addition to the qualifications listed below the ideal candidate will also have:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills
  • Effective team player with continuous learning and growth mindset
  • Willingness to balance multiple tasks and drive improvements in a fast-paced environment and have as much fun and growth as possible in the process


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:

The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science with 3+ years of experience -OR- Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science with 2+ years of experience in/with:

  • Programming and automation skills using Python
  • Experience in one or more areas of VLSI Design Automation such as Physical Design Automation or Simulation or Timing Analysis or Reliability Analysis
  • Programming and scripting experience in Linux, or MongoDB, or SQL, or Tcl

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming and automation skills including: Machine Learning, C, Shell Scripting
  • Experience in Data Structure and Algorithms
  • In depth technical knowledge on circuit design, front end model creation and functional verification
  • Knowledge in one or more areas of Liberty File Format/Standard Cell Characterization/Timing Analysis/IR drop Analysis/Reliability Analysis
  • Experience in developing and supporting tools/automation for a fast-paced, geographically distributed and demanding customer-base

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

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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