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Job ID: JR0154529
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Phoenix, AZ US
Other Locations: US, California, Folsom
Job Type: Experienced Hire

Design Automation Engineer

Job Description

About the team:

The position offered is for a Design Automation Engineer in the Design Rule Optimization (DRO) team of the Process Design Kit (PDK) group, within the Design Enablement (DE) organization. A key function of the DRO team is to further develop and deploy software to formally model and streamline delivery of machine-readable design rule data to PDK development teams, allowing them to employ automated techniques in collateral and layout test case generation.  Additionally, the DRO team works closely in partnership with Intel’s advanced process technology definition team, EDA suppliers, and PDK developers to optimize Intel's process technology competitiveness using traditional automation and Machine Learning (ML) techniques.

About the role:

  • Develops and tests Engineering Design Automation tools, creates flows/scripts to analyze and test design methodologies.
  • Writes automation to automatically create highly permuted layout test cases to assess process technology competitiveness.
  • Evaluates vendor practical capabilities to provide required products or services.
  • Responsible for designing, deploying and testing efficiency of tools to utilize in achieving design goals and collaborating with design teams on methodology development.
  • Design Automation Engineers are advocates of applying design methodologies to help execute projects effectively and successfully with high quality.

Behavior traits we look for:

  • Behavioral history with respect to quality
  • Customer orientation
  • Problem-solving skills

This is an entry level position and compensation will be given accordingly.


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Must have the required degree by May 2021.
  • Experience in programming languages such as C++, Python, Ruby, or Tcl as well as experience in using the UNIX/Linux operating system is a requirement.


  • Ability to understand and model layout design rule concepts


Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom

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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