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Design Rule Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0239129 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level

Job Description

As a member of the Design Rule Definition Group, you will be at the forefront of co-optimizing Intel's state-of-the-art process technology with diverse design needs in order to enable best-in-class products in a data-centric world. Tech Definition and Modeling Team serves as the design interface with the process development team, working out key design/process interactions for all new Intel processes. You will be responsible for defining, analyzing and driving Intel's logic design rules in a robust and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities may include:

- Work with the process, device, EDA vendors and design teams to co-optimize the process technology and layout design rules to enable TD technology certification vehicle as well as products.

- Analyze, develop and drive new methodologies, experiments and test structures on silicon to represent critical product patterns for faster yield learning.

- Analyze cross-technology design rules to achieve maximum reuse and faster cycle time.

- Develop methodologies to achieve consistency and efficiency in the design rule definition process as well as testing methodology.

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



You must possess the below minimum qualifications 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.

Knowledge and/or experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences .

Minimum qualifications:

Candidate must possess an MS degree with 6+ months of experience or a PhD degree with 1+ years of experience in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Physical Science.

Must have the required degree or expect the required degree by the start date.

6+ months of experience in one of the following:

- Module Process development and/or process integration
- Technology design rules interactions
- Digital, high-speed VLSI design
- Physical design, fill and layout completion or full chip integration
- Semiconductor device physics
- Patterning
- Layout manipulation

Preferred Qualifications:

6+ months of experience in the following:

- UNIX/Linux platforms
- Software development/programming in high-level languages (e.g. Python, SKILL, C++, TCL)
- Layout manipulation and analysis methods

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 Development 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.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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