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PDK Software Engineer - VLSI Physical Verification

Company: INTEL
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

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.

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 activities.

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 behaviors.

The remote work model is negotiable.



Qualifications

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 fields.

3+ years of semiconductor industry experience in the following areas:

- 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 like Git.

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.

Other Locations

US,TX,Austin;US,AZ,Phoenix;US,CA,Santa Clara

Covid Statement

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.
Benefits

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 here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $119,130.00-$178,690.00
Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

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.

Keywords: INTEL, Redwood City , PDK Software Engineer - VLSI Physical Verification, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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