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TCAD Software / Modeling Engineer-Returnship

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0228244 Job Category Contract Employee Work Mode Fully Remote Experience Level Contract
Job Description

Have you taken a career break and had your resume rejected because of your resume gap? Intel is offering 16-week paid returnships for experienced professionals ready to return to the workforce. If you have taken a break of at least one year for the following 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

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. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce.

This position is
virtual or hybrid or on-site during the 16-week returnship program. The goal of this program is to hire individuals who were successful throughout the program duration. A full-time offer will be hybrid or on-site.

What we offer:

  • We foster a collaborative, supportive, and exciting environment where the brightest minds in the world come together to achieve exceptional results.
  • Competitive salary, opportunities to buy Intel stock at a discounted rate, and Intel stock awards (eligibility at the discretion of Intel Corporation).
  • Benefits that promote a healthy, enjoyable life: medical plans, wellness programs, on-site amenities, time off, recreational activities, discounts on various products and services.

Candidate must have the legal right to work in the United States. Intel does not provide Visa sponsorship for this position. 

About the Team:

Employees in the Technology Development 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.

You will be working in a dynamic team environment that develops and applies physics-based modeling tools for simulating the creation and behavior of microelectronic devices and structures on Intel's microprocessors.

As a Software / Modeling Engineer-Returnship your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Development of advanced software libraries and applications involving numerical process modeling, and/or geometry, meshing and GUI infrastructure.
  • Areas of expertise that are applicable to this position depend on the subgroup and include:
  • Geometry/Meshing/GUI: Computational geometry, mesh generation algorithms, graph theory, computer graphics, scientific visualization, parallel programming and experience developing GUI for simulation tools.
  • Process: Defect-coupled diffusion/activation, FEM based stress simulation, Software architecture, Numerical methods for process problems.

The ideal candidate must exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Effectively communicating and collaborating with team members.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Analytics and problem-solving skills to communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way.


You must possess the 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.Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have been out of the paid workforce for at least one year
  • Candidate must possess a Master's or PhD degree  in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience programming in C/C++.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience of experience in scientific software development, modeling of PDEs, atomistic modeling or in advanced meshing/geometry/GUI.
  • 2 years of experience in software development for semiconductor device, process, equipment, thermo-mechanical modeling physics or in advanced meshing or geometry/GUI
  • 2 years of experience with scripting such as Python or equivalent desirable

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 is available as a fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need. This role may also be available as 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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