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Intel Process Design Kit Specifications Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Team

Design Enablement (DE) is one of the key pillars enabling Intel to deliver winning products. DE's mission is to enable all Intel product design teams to get to market faster with leadership products.

The Process Design Kit Group (PDK) within DE delivers Intel process technology PDKs that are optimized to work with industry standard EDA tools.

The Role

In this position, you will be work with experts helping them to define requirements specifications for the PDKs. The specifications need to capture the requirements for the PDK components and the interoperability between the components.

Especially, you will focus on generating electronically consumable specifications (for instance yaml) to enable or improve automation in component (code) development, test-plan and test-case generation, and automated regressions for a continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) DevOps development style.

You will use modern scripting languages (like python) to generate and or interpret the specifications.You will assist PDK developers to establish a sustainable spec creation and maintenance process.

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Creative thinker that is self motivated and collaborates well with peers and expert leaders.

This is an internship and compensation will be given accordingly based on candidate education level and internship duration.

Job assignments are usually for the summer or for short periods during breaks from school.


Minimum qualifications are required 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 would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related field of study.

  • Actively pursuing a MS or PhD in Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related field of study.

  • University course work in one or more of the following areas: VLSI; Circuit layout, transistor's type, and usage; Software development in TCL or Python

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Python programming

  • Understanding of electrical circuit design and simulation and or physical design Understanding of semiconductor physics and technology

  • Exposure to Calibre SVRF and TVF, or Synopsys ICV, or Cadence Pegasus. Exposure to layout and/or schematic entry using Cadence Virtuoso and/or Synopsys Custom Designer

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US,TX,Austin;US,AZ,Phoenix;US,CA,Folsom;US,CA,Santa Clara

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.