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Software Development Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0231082 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
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. AD delivers critical technology and design collaterals to enable future product designs. For all new Intel technology nodes, AD develops the 1st chips and ensure process and design enablement are robust for high-volume product manufacturing. AD 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 analog parameterize cells (PCells/PyCells)

  • 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

  • Collaborate with and provide layout feedback to designers and process engineers

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Strong communication skills


You must possess the below requirements 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 Ph.D. degree, or Master with at 3+ years' experience, in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline.

2+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • CAD and VLSI design

  • Programming in Python, Shell Scripting

  • Proficient with UNIX/Linux computing platform

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiar with CAD tools from Cadence (Virtuoso, and its scripting language SKILL), Synopsys (Custom Designer, IC Validator) and Mentor (Calibre)

  • PCell or PyCell design

  • 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 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, and benefit programs. Find more information about 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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