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EDA Tools Software Engineer

Santa Clara, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona; Folsom, California Job ID JR0236142 Job Category Software Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

About the team:

This is Design Automation Engineering position in the Custom Layout Team of the Process Design Kit (PDK) group, within the Design Enablement (DE) organization.

Excellent opportunity for individuals who enjoy working in fast paced team environment. Highly visible role requiring excellent communication skills with ability to identify bottlenecks, critical paths and develop mitigation plans to manage risk, resources, and timelines for successful PDK delivery.

Additionally, the custom layout team works with internal and external customers to ensure that they are enabled with a productive design environment using Intel's advanced process technologies on external Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools.

About the role:

EDA Tools Software Engineer will manage development and support of Custom Layout EDA technology files for PDK component on Intel process nodes and drive milestones and associated tasks towards successful execution. Also own tasks and works through other members/teams to plan, execute and deploy necessary collaterals to support multi-vendor custom layout technology offering.

EDA Tools Software Engineer will manage and resolve all internal/external customer tickets as per guidelines.

Role requires individuals to identify; address custom layout technology file and tool gaps and help drive vendor tool updates. This includes functioning as an interface between end-users and EDA suppliers.

Some key responsibilities include the following:

  • Deploying and testing efficiency of tools in achieving design goals and collaborating with design teams on methodology development.

  • Development of automated flows involving writing efficient code in scripting languages to automatically translate Intel process technology rules and requirements into vendor specific technology library file formats.

  • Design Automation Engineers are advocates of applying design methodologies to help execute projects effectively and successfully with high quality.

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Experience would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research, and relevant previous job and/or internship experience.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelors or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

4+ years of industry experience is required in the following areas:

  • Custom Layout tools and Technology file development (Virtuoso or Custom Compiler)

  • Foundry design rules and layout concepts on advanced process nodes.

  • At least one of the following: Python, Ruby, or Tcl UNIX/Linux

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.

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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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