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Structural Physical Design Engineer

Hudson, Massachusetts; Folsom, California Job ID JR0232800 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

Come join a growing team working on innovative custom SOC designs. The project is in the early (pre-execution) design phase with plenty of opportunities for growth, leadership and technical career development. We are looking for talented individuals to be part of our high performing team in the physical design of highly complex blocks from synthesis/APR through post-layout verification, SOC integration, full-chip electrical verification and tape-in/tape-out.

In this role your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of physical design and implementation of custom SOC designs
  • Performs all aspects of the SoC design flow from high level design to synthesis, place and route and clock tree synthesis, timing and power to create a design database that is ready for manufacturing.
  • Multiple Power Domain analysis using standard Power Formats UPF, chip assembly and place and route, timing closure.
  • Craft designs for static timing analysis, power and noise analysis and back-end verification.


This is an Intel Federal Position.

Minimum qualifications are required 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 skills and experience:

Must have a Bachelor's in Computer/Electrical Engineering or related fields with 3+ years of relevant work experience.  Or a Master’s in the same fields with 1+ years of relevant work experience OR a PhD in the same field with 6+ months  of relevant work experience.

Your experience must be in 1 of the following:

  • Block level design and associated circuit design tools (Synopsys), (such as logic synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis and design closure)

  • SOC integration and chip-level physical design and verification such as formal equivalence, timing, electrical rules, DRC/LVS, Noise and electro-migration checks

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Physical design project life cycle and a strong commitment to planning and executing to the project's high-level schedule are a must

  • C and scripting languages

  • Exposure to DFX and design for manufacturing

Inside this Business Group
The focus of Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) is to accelerate our execution in strategic growth areas of high-performance computing and graphics. AXG is chartered with delivering high performance computing and graphics solutions (IP, Software, Systems), for both integrated and discrete segments across client, enterprise and data center.  Our mission is to make zeta-scale computing accessible to every human on the planet by the end of this decade and to entertain, educate and connect billions of people with buttery smooth visual experiences.

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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.
Maggie, Offensive Security Researcher

Maggie Offensive Security Researcher

“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

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