Apply Now    
Job ID: JR0164778
Job Category: Intern/Student
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
Other Locations: Virtual US and Canada
Job Type: Intern

Design Automation Graduate Intern - Custom flows (-SK)

Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel’s NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business’ storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.  

This is an exciting time to be at Intel – come join our team as a Design Automation Graduate Intern and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a Design Automation Graduate Intern you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.  

This position aligns to Phase 2 of the transaction, which includes NAND technology and component development along with fab operations. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel and will continue to develop NAND technology and components and manufacture NAND wafers at the fab. Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025, at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to SK hynix. 

Design Automation intern responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Develop flows/tools that help design and layout engineers to execute projects with high quality.

  • Support and help with QA and documenting existing custom frontend and backend flows  

  • Programming skills in perl, csh, python.

  • Understanding of custom backend industry standard tools such as cadence virtuoso, mentor graphics calibre.

The ideal candidate should also exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Problem solving skills, Teamwork and discipline.

Responsibilities may be quite diverse of a technical nature. U.S. experience and education requirements will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the job. Job assignments are usually for the summer 6 months full time or for short periods during breaks from school.


You must possess the 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. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work classes and project work internships military training and or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidate must be pursuing a MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

Minimum 3+ months of experience or equivalent coursework in the following areas:

  • With any version of Linux

  • Proficiency in a programming language (Perl, Python, Java, etc)

  • Basic knowledge with cadence virtuoso, skill language and pcells.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of spice simulators such as spice, spectre.

  • Knowledge on using data management software such as designsync, perforce or GIT.

  • Exposure to EDA tools, PDK, verification flows - DRC/LVS and starcXT.

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group:  The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices.  The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

Other Locations

Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here.
Apply Now    

What would you like to do now?

Student Center

Find out more about working at Intel

Learn more
Hiring Process

Hiring Process

Learn more

Grow your network of opportunities