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Job ID: JR0169351
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: College Grad

CAD Engineer for QnR Test Chips

Job Description

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. 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. So join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

You will have the opportunity to work with partners in Technology Development (TD), Design Enablement (DE), and a world class team of QnR engineers to understand, define, and execute the requirements of new trailblazing Test Chips.

The CAD Engineer for QnR Test Chips will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Develop and execute CAD software and flows to automate and build the physical design (layout) of Quality and Reliability (QnR) test structures and circuits to enable Intel's leading-edge Si technologies that are capable of delivering products exceeding the QnR expectations of its customers at optimized cost.

  • Configure the CAD design environment, develop and maintain parametric cells (pcells), troubleshoot tools, flows, and methodologies, run CAD flows to build layouts that pass DRC/LVS checks, and perform full-chip tape-in operations.

  • Develop and apply computer aided design (CAD) software engineering methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of technical problems. Assessing architecture and hardware limitations, plans technical projects in the design and development of CAD software.

  • Define and select new approaches and implementation of CAD software engineering applications and design specifications and parameters. Develops routines and utility programs. Prepares design specifications, analysis and recommendations for presentation and approval.

The candidate should possess the below behavioral traits:

  • Effectively communicating and collaborating with team members.

  • Willingness to work in a dynamic environment.

  • Analytics and problem-solving skills to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way

What we offer:  

  • We give you opportunities to transform technology and create a better future, by delivering products that touch the lives of every person on earth. 

  • As a global leader in innovation and new technology, we foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results. 

  • We offer a competitive salary and financial benefits such as bonuses, life and disability insurance, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation). 

  • We provide benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: excellent medical plans, wellness programs, and amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services, and much more creative perks that make Intel a Great Place to Work! 

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today!


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

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Computer Science or related field.

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in:

    • Data Structures, algorithms and software engineering practices

    • Programming/scripting in C/C++, SKILL, Python, TcL

    • Unix/Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 months of experience in:

    • CMOS VLSI circuit design

    • Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools from Cadence (Virtuoso), Synopsys (IC Validator), Mentor (Calibre)

    • Demonstrated experience in developing CAD software/design automation tools/flows for VLSI design.

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

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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