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Job ID: JR0170160
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Software Engineer

Job Description

About the team:

You will be part of Intel Advanced Design Organization (AD) within Design Enablement (DE) focused on pathfinding and development of advanced memory technology and circuits to enable best-in-class memory collateral/IP and product design across all generations of Intel process technology.

Our AD organization:

  • Delivers critical technology and design collaterals to enable future product designs
  • Develops the 1st chips for all new Intel technology nodes
  • Ensure process and design enablement are robust for high-volume product manufacturing
  • Critical technologies AD delivers to Intel:
  • Digital and Analog Standard Cell Libraries
  • Embedded Memory (SRAM, RF, ROM, eDRAM, Fuse, etc.)
  • Analog Circuit Reference Designs (PLL, DLL, VR, etc.)
  • High-speed I/O Reference Designs (DDR, SerDes, GPIO)
  • RF and Wireless Circuits (WaveGuide TX, Power Amplifier)
  • Advanced Design develops embedded memory technology, array designs, silicon testing on technologies like eDRAM, MRAM and SRAM.

About the role:

We're looking for a software engineer to develop software for library development and automation. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a group of talented software developers and circuit, process, and design rule engineers to develop crucial software tools using state of art software including Machine Learning with cutting-edge process technologies.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop software to automate layout and/or schematic to generate library collaterals
  • Develop validation tools/flows
  • Development software to do data analysis on library development and validation
  • Develop analog parameterize cells (PCells/PyCells)
  • Collaborate with and provide layout feedback to designers and process engineers

Behavior traits:

  • Communication skills (both oral and written)


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE) with 5+ years of industry experience OR Master in EE, CS, CE with 2+ years of industry experience OR a PhD in EE, CS, CE.

Experience in the following areas:

  • Programming in Python, Shell Scripting
  • Familiar with Cadence Virtuoso, and its scripting language SKILL
  • PCell development
  • Proficient with UNIX/Linux computing platform
  • Basic understanding of CAD and VLSI design

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in CAD development flow
  • Hands-on foundry experience and expertise in developing PDK
  • Possess an understanding of technology design rules, circuit design knowledge


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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