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When you work for a company, you should know that your employer is investing in you and that it is doing work you can be proud of. That's why we want to help you grow and make a positive impact on the world. Discover how you could be making a difference at Intel.

Come build the future with us. We develop technologies that break barriers and enable tomorrow's greatest scientific and cultural wonders. Take a closer look at what we do and the extraordinary ways people use Intel technologies and solutions to create, innovate, and better the world around us.

A chance to work at the leading edge of technology - You know that we are a silicon technology company, but you may not know about the breadth of our innovation. We are expanding the boundaries in Data Centers, AI, Automated Vehicles, Memory, Software and much, much more. We want you to dream big and help us take on some of the biggest technical challenges in the industry.

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.

This position is within the Design Enablement (DE) organization of Technology Development. The Runset Development team within this organization is looking for talented individuals to develop physical layout verification software (DRC, LVS, RC extraction) and support the latest Intel technologies and microprocessor designs.

At Intel, Design Enablement is one of the key pillars enabling Intel to deliver winning products in the marketplace. Your work will directly enable design teams to get to market faster with leadership products on innovative technologies.

As part of the Design Enablement/Process Design Kit (PDK) group, you will join a highly motivated team of talented engineers solving challenging technical problems, enabling PDKs for Intel's most advanced process technologies, and drive PDKs towards industry standard methods and ease of use for the end customers.

The job requires partnering and leveraging domain experts across various areas of Technology Development, EDA vendors, and product design teams to develop and deliver high quality technology collaterals, models, and enablement of EDA tools. 

What You Will Do

  • Develop physical layout verification design rule checker (DRC), Layout vs Schematic (LVS), and RC extraction runsets using industry standard EDA tools (Synopsys ICV, Siemens/Mentor Calibre, and Cadence Pegasus).
  • Work with the process development teams at Intel to define specifications for DRC, LVS, and RC extraction runsets.
  • Coordinate development of technology features, develop QA plans, and drive test-cases development working with relevant stakeholders.
  • Support PDK development and Intel design teams to debug and enhance runset quality and enhance runtime and usability of the runsets.
  • Engage with internal partners and external EDA vendors to coordinate tool feature requirements and specification.
  • Assess architecture and hardware limitations, plan technical projects in the design and development of CAD software.
  • Help library teams at Intel with technology path finding activities. 

Required Skills and Abilities

The candidate must possess 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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork class research and or relevant previous job and or internship experiences.

  • You should have Bachelor's/Master's/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or another related Electrical Scientific STEM field.
  • Proficient in TCL, Perl or Python programming language.
  • Unix/Linux operating system.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, and often intense project schedule.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a good team player as well as able to work independently.
  • Possess a creative mind and self-motivated.
  • Analytical problem solving and multitasking.
  • Able to do pathfinding or research independently to find solutions. 

Important behavior traits we look for:

  • Creative, independent, and out of the box thinker with strong problem-solving skills and analytical ability.
  • Drive innovation and initiatives to enhance existing automation, tools, and methodology.
  • Identify and analyze problems, plans, tasks, and solutions.
  • Cultivate and reinforce appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors.
  • Perform in a dynamic and challenging environment with drive and creativity. 
Closed 10 days ago
Closed 10 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Electrical, Engineering

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  • Closing Date:23rd Jun 2022, 6:00 pm


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