Intel Physical Design Engineer in Hudson, Massachusetts

Job Description

Do you want to collaborate with the best minds in the world? Do you love the idea of directly impacting Intel's future generation CPUs? Can you bring your high performance CPU design experience and help Intel reach the next level? Are you experienced in design implementation in state of the art process technologies?

We are a trusted, creative SoC design team delivering Xeon products and related IP's for the Server markets. The Scalable Performance CPU Development Group (SDG) is building the next generation of CPU's that fuel Intel's growth in Data Center and will make a significant impact to the "virtuous growth cycle." SDG is looking for an extraordinary physical design implementation engineer to join our elite engineering team.

You will collaborate with architects and logic designers in evaluating implementation details of complex design features. You will support all facets of the SoC design flow from high-level design through synthesis, place and route, timing analysis and power reduction. You will be a key contributor for building a design database that has completed sign-off flows and is ready for manufacturing.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • IP Family and/or block-level floor planning

  • Power supply and power grid planning and analysis

  • Logic synthesis of design blocks

  • Formal Equivalence Verification (FEV)

  • Clocking network planning and analysis

  • Auto Place-and-Route (APR) using Synopsys ICC tools

  • Timing verification using Synopsys PrimeTime

  • Physical verification - Layout vs. Schematic (LVS), Design Rule Checks (DRC), Electrical Rule Checks (ERC), and Design for Manufacturability checks (DFM)

  • Reliability Verification

  • Debug and resolution of integration issues at parent level

  • Completion of design reviews and design signoff flows

  • Assist in the preparation of the full-chip layout design database for introduction to manufacturing


  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related

  • 6+ years of experience in Physical Design or Design Implementation

  • Experience with Synopsys design tools, flows and methodology using ICCDP, Design Compiler, ICC/ICC2

  • Experience in Static Timing Analysis

  • Experience with TCL or Perl programming

Preferred (Additional) Qualifications

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related

  • Experience in RTL/Logic design

  • Experience in Layout verification and developing DRC cleanup scripts

  • Experience in circuit design

  • Experience in computer architecture

  • Experience in Python, C and/or C++ programming

Inside this Business Group

The Platform Engineering Group (PEG) is responsible for the design, development, and production of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products that go into Intel’s next generation client and mobile platforms. PEG strives to lead the industry moving forward through product innovation and world class engineering.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

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