VLSI Design Engineer Intern - 702496
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VLSI Design Engineer Intern




Job Description: Creates bottoms-up elements of chip design including but not limited to FET, cell, and block-level custom layouts, FUB-level floor plans, abstract view generation, RC extraction and schematic-to-layout verification and debug using phases of physical design development including parasitic extraction, static timing, wire load models, clock generation, customer polygon editing, auto-place and route algorithms, floor planning, full-chip assembly, packaging, and verification. Troubleshoots a wide variety up to and including difficult design issues and applied proactive intervention. Schedules, staffs, executes and verifies complex chips development and execution of project methodologies and/or flow developments. Requires expansive knowledge and practical application of methodologies and physical design.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • A self starter with good initiative and leadership skills

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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be pursuing an MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 months experience with transistor (FET) level circuit
  • Minimum of 3 months experience with chip or block level design, floorplan, composition, and routing
  • Minimum of 3 months experience with timing and electrical analysis tools including Spice*
  • Minimum of 3 months experience with Digital Logic design
  • Minimum of 3 months experience with design, problem-solving, and debug skills
Job Category



Primary Location


USA-Colorado, Fort Collins

Full/Part Time


Full Time

Job Type






Posting Date


Dec 13, 2012

Apply Before


Feb 28, 2013

Business Group

Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.

The Fort Collins Design Center is located along Colorado's Front Range, 60 miles north of Denver, Ft. Collins' population is 140,000 (2010) and growing. The area has exceptionally nice weather with over 300 days of sunshine per year and average high temperatures of 85 degrees during summer and 42 degrees during winter. Ft. Collins is a growing professional community with a number of large high tech local employers and is a College town (Colorado State University plus smaller colleges).

Posting Statement


We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel’s discretion. Intel invites people of all ages currently enrolled in an academic institution (or graduated within the last 18 months) to apply.

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