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Software Engineer - Returnship

Hillsboro, Oregon; Folsom, California; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0231628 Job Category Contract Employee Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Contract
Job Description

Have you taken a career break and are now interested in returning to the workforce? Intel is offering a 20-week paid Returnship for experienced professionals ready to return to the workforce! If you have at least 2 years of professional experience and have taken a break from your career for 2+ years for any of the following, but not limited to reasons, we welcome you to apply:

  • Starting or raising a family

  • Military service/military spouse

  • Community service/volunteer work

  • Caring for a family member or self

  • Teaching

  • Other

At Intel we are excited to have a Return-to-Work program because we appreciate the skills individuals who are returning to work can offer. Through this program you will have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new skills and experiences as well as make connections with others transitioning back into the workforce.

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for but not limited to:

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

You are also responsible for:

  • Capturing user stories/requirements

  • Writing both functional and test code

  • Automating build and deployment, and/or performing unit, integration

  • End-to-end testing of the software tools

  • Strong customer orientation, results orientation and sense-of-urgency

  • Team player with excellent communication skills

This position is hybrid at the Hillsboro OR, Folsom, CA or Santa Clara, CA site during the 20-week Returnship program.


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 have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or a related field with 2+ years experience in:

  • Python

  • Capturing user stories/requirements

  • Writing both functional and test code

  • Automating build and deployment, and/or performing unit, integration

  • End-to-end testing of the software tools

  • Candidates must have been out of the workforce for at least 2 years

This position is not eligible for Intel Immigration sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Object oriented (C++, Java)

  • Development skills in modern databases

  • Chip Architecture process

Inside this Business Group
Product Enablement Solutions Group (PESG) is one of the key pillars, enabling Intel product design teams get to market faster with winning leadership products.

Other Locations

US,CA,Folsom;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, 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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