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PDK Software Engineer - VLSI Physical Verification

Hillsboro, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0239728 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

Job Description

Designs, develops, tests, and debugs software tools, flows, PDK design components, and/or methodologies used in design automation and by teams in the design of hardware products, process design, or manufacturing.

Responsibilities include capturing user stories/requirements, writing both functional and test code, automating build and deployment, and/or performing unit, integration, and end to end testing of the software tools.



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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must possess a minimum of a BS degree with 4+ years of experience or an MS degree with 3+ years of experience or a PhD with 1+ years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related fields.

3+ years of semiconductor industry experience in the following areas:

  • DRC/LVS runsets and EDA tools (Synopsys ICV, Siemens/Mentor Calibre or Cadence Pegasus, and simulation tools).
  • Unix/Linux operating system.
  • At least one of the following: C++, C#, Python, Perl, TCL.
  • VLSI design process, reliability verification, ESD concepts, standard cell library, and memory architectures.

Preferred Qualifications

1+ years of experience/knowledge in the following:

  • Knowledge in semiconductor device physics, models, parasitic extraction, and technology scaling.
  • Experience with working in software repository management tools like Git.

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.

Other Locations

US,TX,Austin;US,AZ,Phoenix;US,CA,Santa Clara

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:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $139,480.00-$209,760.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

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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