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Intel RET Design Principle Engineer in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

Initiates the research, development and implementation of Resolution Enhancement Techniques (RET) for nanoscale process technologies. Investigates potential inventions typically 2 to 4 years prior to being applied to a product. Scope includes models and software to perform layout correction for high resolution reproduction on wafers. Applies software engineering methods, theories and research in the investigation and solution of technical RET problems. Defines and selects new approaches and implementation of RET software engineering applications, design specifications and parameters. Maintains substantial knowledge of state of the art principles and theories in lithography, optics, resists, modeling, and software engineering. Contributes to scientific literature, conferences, and the development of intellectual property. Coordinates interdepartmental activities and research efforts. Must be able to interact with both VLSI design and silicon process technology development communities to ensure solutions are optimal.


  • Familiarity with engineering operating systems such as Linux, programming languages such as C++; scripting languages such as Python, Statistical analysis packages such as JMP; general purpose scientific applications such as MatLab, R, Mahout, Octave, Weka; Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, HBase, Lucene/Sol is helpful.

Preference is given if your graduate work required development of skills in:

  • Coding

  • Machine learning

  • CAD tools

  • Geometry algorithms

  • Image Processing, Geometric and Fourier optics

  • Nanometrology (e.g. Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, etc.)

  • Design of Experiments & Analysis of Variance techniques

  • Semiconductor fabrication, Lithography, Lithography simulation, Optical Proximity Correction



  • This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Optics, Materials Science, Computer Science, or a related scientific discipline

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 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

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....

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....