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Job ID: JR0044850
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: San Diego, CA US
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Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Job Description

Senior technical role in the development of baseband modem hardware solutions for the Baseband SoC Development (BSD) organization within Intel’s Communications and Devices Group (iCDG).  Responsible for the definition, design, implementation and verification of complex digital modem blocks and sub-systems for wireless applications including 4G LTE and 5G.

Role would include responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: 

Requirements and specifications, micro-architectural definition, digital design (RTL) and verification, synthesis, static timing analysis, formal verification, gate-level simulations, and power estimation and optimization.

Project deliverables may include specification documents, micro-architectural definitions, RTL code (Verilog and/or System Verilog), simulation models, test benches, gate-level netlists, timing constraints, UPF files, and associated documentation and additional collateral.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Problem-solving skills with appropriate attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Qualifications


    This position requires an MS or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering plus at least 5+ years of industry experience in the following areas:

    • RTL & lower level design of multi-million gate ASICs in advance process nodes
    • Experience with RTL-to-GDS design flows IC Compiler, etc. for advance process nodes
    • Experience with industry standard toolsets in the areas of logic synthesis, timing closure, design for test techniques
    • Experience in Verilog and/or System Verilog digital design, simulation and verification
    • ASIC synthesis, formal verification, gate level simulation, static timing analysis, UPF simulations, and/or power estimation
    • Experience with revision control systems such as ClearCase or GIT
    • Debug and analysis skills in emulation, FPGA and Si lab bringup.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Expertise in wireless communications systems and standards, including 4G LTE (FDD/TDD) and/or 5G
    • Ability to comprehend complex digital communications and signal processing algorithms and provide feedback/alternatives.
    • Experience in baseband modem micro-architecture, design and verification.
    • Experience with Synopsys synthesis and timing analysis tools
    • Experience with scripting languages such as TCL, Python, or Perl
    • Experience with VCS, Verdi, and Spyglass
    • Experience with DPI-C, System Verilog, UVM
    • Experience with C/C++, Python, Matlab and/or other simulation and modeling tools/languages
    • Experience with Linux/Unix operating system
    • Familiarity with System C/Architecture profiling.

    Inside this Business Group

    Intel is one of the largest suppliers of chips for the communications market. The Intel Communications group is focused on designing and building communications technologies such as Ethernet connectivity products, optical components, communications processing solutions and broadband products.

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