Intel CAD Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate candidate with hands-on experience and expertise in CAD infrastructure, physical design flow and methodology development and deployment.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Developing a strategy and vision for Intel RTL2GDS environment

  • Developing and delivering effective and efficient Implementation tools, flows and methodologies.

  • Managing technical vendor interactions

  • Working across multiple geos with Industry leading technologists

  • Driving corporate initiatives to advance the state of CAD tools, flows and methodologies

Principal Engineers at Intel are active technical leaders inside and outside the company. Activities include participation in major industry and academic conferences, voting membership in international standards committees, generation of patents and technical papers.


  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering or related disciplines

  • 15+ years of relevant domain experience and 5+ years of experience managing large (50+) cross site teams

  • Experience in various aspects of CAD especially in physical design and implementation

  • Experience with Synopsys tools such as ICC2 and 14nm/10nm/7nm process technologies a plus

  • Experience with make files, Lynx and/or flow tracer is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and foster senior technical leaders

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to make strategic presentations to senior management.

  • Willingness to travel. Role requires occasional domestic and international travel as needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with external vendors and suppliers

  • Ability to lead cross-organizational strategic initiatives

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, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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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 Talent Consultant.