Careers in Component Design Engineering
Learn about component design and validation engineering careers, including daily roles, skills a candidate needs, and current opportunities.
Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a given area of silicon will double about every 24 months. As feature sizes become smaller and circuits operate at higher speeds, Intel component design and validation engineers are the ones that design innovative architectures to deliver new levels of performance and energy efficiency.
The jobs our component design and validation engineers do are anything but routine. These are the people responsible for chip layout, circuit design, circuit checking, device evaluation, and validation. Starting with product requirements and logic diagrams, they plan design projects and help address the unique needs of our customers. And, for Intel's senior positions, you'll combine engineering and manufacturing work with management responsibilities. That means every day presents exciting new technical challenges.
Intel delivers processor innovations from the desktop to the data center, and on the go.
As our future becomes increasingly connected, Intel is developing advanced technologies that are enabling an entirely new line of laptops, Mobile Internet Devices, and more.
Successful component design and validation engineers at Intel typically have bachelors or advanced degrees in electrical, electrical and computing, or mechanical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or computer science. We look for individuals with strong knowledge of processor architecture and microarchitecture, system debug skills, programming skills in C, C++, TCL, assembly, and Perl in the Linux* or Windows* environment, and understanding of software or hardware validation techniques. We also value experience with VHDL and Verilog RTL coding and Synopsys Design Compiler*/Physical Compiler*. Excellent knowledge of overall validation and verification concepts from design to production and the related quality metrics is important.
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