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DTCO APR Engineer

Malaysia Job ID JR0232312 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Join Intel to have an opportunity to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. In this role you'll supervise a team of DTCO (Design Technology Co-Optimization) engineer performing all aspects of the SoC design flow from high level design to synthesis, place and route, timing and power to create an optimal design.

As DTCO APR engineer, your responsibilities include although not limited to:

  • Support RTL synthesis and place and route experiments using internal and external vendor tools to improve Intel's product Power, Performance, and Area, for existing and future process nodes on internal Intel Architecture (IA/X86) and external ARM IP's.

  • Deal with changes in floorplan, corresponding scaling, and its impact to power, congestion, and timing for the present technology node and predict how it would impact the scaling of power, routing and timing for the next technology node.

  • Help improve cell utilization and transistor density metrics by leveraging leading edge tools and methodologies.

  • Able to analyze power (dynamic and leakage), performance (setup and hold), improve critical path timing, find ways to reduce congestion by making best use of available metal layers, debug tools and more.


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

  • Bachelor Degree (Master Degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related field of study

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in silicon design and/or TFM development

  • Experience in the following areas:

  • At least one of the following: Python, Perl, TCL, Shell scripting

  • Use of industry standard placement and routing CAD tools


  • Floor planning and power grid setup, Clock methodologies, IR droop and SI mitigation strategies, power and timing signoff conditions, and leveraging the industry standard tools, flows, and methodology to get the correct PPA tradeoffs.

  • Experience performing feasibility or technology pathfinding

  • Background in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI-ML)


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.

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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