PDK Software Engineer - VLSI Physical Verification
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 14, 2023
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
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.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- 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 specifications.
- Assess architecture and hardware limitations, and plans technical
projects in the design and development of CAD software.
- Help library teams at Intel with technology path-finding
Candidate must exhibit the following behavioral traits/skills:
- Creative, independent, and out-of-the-box thinker with
problem-solving skills and analytical ability.
- Drive innovation and initiatives to enhance existing automation,
tools, and methodology.
- Depth and breadth of being able to connect the dots and identify
cross-discipline optimal solutions.
- Self-motivated, leadership skills being able to influence across
the internal and external ecosystem.
- Written and verbal communication skills to present complex issues
with clarity to drive decisions.
- Soft skills to work with cross-functional and cross-site teams
and influence multiple internal and external stakeholders.
- Cultivate and reinforce appropriate group values, norms, and
The remote work model is negotiable.
You must possess the below minimum qualifications 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.
Candidate must possess a BS degree with 3 + years of experience or
an MS degree with 2 + years of experience in Computer Science,
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and related
3+ years of semiconductor industry experience in the following
- DRC/LV S runsets and EDA tools (Synopsys ICV, Siemens/Mentor
Calibre or Cadence Pegasus, and simulation tools).
- Unix/Linux operating system.
- At least one of the following: C , Python, Perl, TCL.
- VLSI design process, reliability verification, ESD concepts,
standard cell library, and memory architectures.
1+ years of experience /knowledge in the following:
- Knowledge in semiconductor device physics, models, parasitic
extraction, and technology scaling.
- Experience with working in software repository management tools
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
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.
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, as
well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and
vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits
Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US,
Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location
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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