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Job ID: JR0169745
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
Other Locations: US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Portland
Job Type: College Grad

Design Automation Engineer

Job Description

This is a Design Automation Engineering position in the Custom Layout Team of the Process Design Kit (PDK) group, within the Design Enablement (DE) organization.

Excellent opportunity for individuals who enjoy working in fast paced team environment with eagerness to learn. The custom layout team works closely with EDA suppliers to provide PDKs to customers on Intel's advanced process technologies.

About the role:

  • Develops and tests Engineering Design Automation tools, creates flows/scripts to analyze and test design methodologies
  • Role involves writing efficient code in scripting languages to automatically translate Intel process technology rules and requirements into vendor specific technology library file formats.
  • Identify and address custom layout technology file and tool gaps and help drive vendor tool updates. Deploy and test efficiency of tools 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.

Important behavior traits we look for:

  • Versatile Team player
  • Behavioral history with respect to quality
  • Customer orientation
  • Critical thinker with 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.

3+ months experience in the following areas:

  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python or Ruby or TCL
  • Using the UNIX-Linux operating system is a requirement
  • Understand layout design rule concepts
  • Object-oriented programming


  • Experience with Perl
  • Exposure to Cadence or Synopsys custom layout tool (VIRTUOSO-Custom Compiler)


Inside this Business Group

The Design Engineering Group is a worldwide team responsible for the design, development, validation, and manufacturing of IPs and SOCs. Our mission is to deliver leadership products through groundbreaking innovations.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Portland

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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