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SoC Design Engineer - Stdcell (Standard cell) Library Design

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States; San Jose, California, United States; Santa Clara, California, United States Job ID JR0241981 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

Job Description

Come join Intel's Design Engineering Group responsible for designing Client SoCs that make up more than half of Intel's annual revenue. We envision the future of computing and design for the next generation of Laptops and desktop computers.

We are looking for an SoC (System on Chip) Standard Cell library design engineer, ready to research, design, develop, and test lead Intel designs as we reimagine how to build SoCs at Intel and in the semiconductor industry.

This role is within Intel's highly regarded Devices Development Group headquartered in Portland, Oregon with additional sites in Austin, Texas and Penang, Malaysia.

Our bold purpose as a company is to create world changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth and this role is instrumental in furthering our mission to shape the future of technology.

As a member of the design team, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Validate, build, and characterize standard cell libraries.

  • Provide customer support for multiple CEG projects for library, including Verilog, liberty, and library TFM.

  • Work on extraction, simulation and PPA studies/experimentation.

The ideal candidate will also have the following skills in addition to the qualifications listed below:

  • High motivation and results orientation

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.

  • Teamwork, negotiation, and presentation skills


You must possess the below 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a Bachelor's in electrical or computer Engineering and 5+ years of experience - OR - Master's degree in electrical or computer Engineering and 3+ years of experience:

Your experience must be in the following:

  • 5 years of experience related to Stdcell (Standard cell) Libraries.

  • Ability to run circuit simulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skill for automation using Python and/or TCL.

  • Experience with block-level APR design.

Inside this Business Group

In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intel’s engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Other Locations

US,CA,San Jose;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: $119,130.00-$178,690.00
*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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