San Jose, California

Job Description

Barefoot Networking Division is Intel's organization tasked with bring best-in-class, programmable Ethernet switch products to market. These solutions enable some of the largest datacenters in the world to function efficiently and flexibly respond to new challenges. Our work environment combines the resources of Intel with the fast-moving culture of a startup to deliver a culture which bring together the best of both worlds.

In this role, your daily activities at our growing division will be anything but repetitive. The Front End (FE) Design Automation (DA) team is a 'force multiplier' on the skills of our hardware designers and verification engineers.

The selected candidate's responsibilities will entail:
- Develop and test engineering design automation CAD tools centered around RTL development and validation flows, such as RTL Simulation, Emulation, RTL analysis, Gate Level simulation, memory mapping, test logic insertion and validation tools.
- Create flows/scripts to run checks on FE collateral and analyze resulting data.
- Evangelize Continuous Integration and good version control processes.
- Work with tool suppliers to support the FE RTL development and validation flows.
- Design, deploy and test the tools used to achieve design goals. 
- Collaborate with design teams on broader methodology development.


Candidates 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. Requirements listed below would be obtained through a combination of industry job relevant experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Education Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 4 years of industry work experience, or

- Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 3 years of industry work experience, or

- PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 2 years of industry work experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
 - 4+ years of experience in Data structures and Algorithms.
 - 4+ years of experience in Programming and scripting (e.g. C/C++, Perl/Tcl, Python, Shell scripting, Linux/Unix, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
 - Experience supporting chip design activities, strong references from those designers that have been supported.
 - Record of peer-reviewed research published in electronic design automation, chip design methodology, or a related field.
 - History of contributions to the open-source community in those areas.
 - This will be a 'flexible' working environment (in-office, virtual, or hybrid arrangement will be negotiated).

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, Colorado, Fort Collins;Virtual US and Canada

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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San Jose, California

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