Intel SoC Design Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Description

You will be a key member of a team participating in the design of a future generation Intel Atom microprocessor. This position requires an engineer with a broad array of design skills, an ability to communicate well, and a desire to work effectively as part of a team of experienced engineers. We are looking for a talented individual to drive implementation of standard cell-based design blocks from synthesis through post-layout verification and tapeout. You will develop the custom constraints for driving synthesis and auto-place and route (APR) tools to implement and optimize the design. You will work closely with the micro-architecture, RTL and custom circuit teams to converge the design to project targets.

Responsibilities for this position will include but not be limited to:

  • Critical path analysis and identification of logic structures requiring custom design and layout for timing optimization

  • Block floorplanning

  • Clock tree synthesis

  • RTL to gate level netlist generation through synthesis, placement, clock tree synthesis and route flows

  • Static timing analysis and convergence flows

  • Validation of physical design including timing, electrical rules, DRC/LVS, Noise, electro migration checks.

  • Formal equivalence verification

  • Scripting to automate tasks and improve debug efficiency

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Ability to work well in a team and be productive under aggressive schedules

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivation and well organized


You must possess the below 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.

Minimum qualifications:

BS in Computer or Electrical Engineering with 4+ years of below experience OR MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Physical design with synthesis and APR flows

  • Chip physical design verification including FEV, timing, electrical rules, DRC/LVS, Noise, RV

  • Proficiency with tools such as DC, ICC, PrimeTime, PTSI, Conformal, LEC, Redhawk, Caliber and Duet

  • TCL and/or Perl coding

Preferred qualifications:

7+ years of experience with the above skill sets

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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....