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Intel Components Research Device Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Join Intel-and build a better tomorrow. Intel is in the midst of an exciting transformation, with a vision to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on Earth. So join us-and help us create the next generation of technologies that will shape the future for decades to come.

About the role:

Research Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research enabling manufacture of innovative device and packaging architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigate the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products typically 5+ years prior to landing on a product roadmap.

  • Initiate and drive the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific and engineering research projects in both fab and laboratory environments to fuel Intel's growth in the areas of computing, communication, technology, and manufacturing and new business opportunity.

  • Operate fabrication line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors.

  • Collaborate with equipment suppliers to develop new equipment necessary to exploit the understanding gained in research by identifying shortcomings, proposing and evaluating hardware modifications to mitigate issues.

  • Participate in the transfer of viable technology options to the internal technology development team.

  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and contributes to technical literature and conferences.

  • Participate in development of intellectual property.

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Be self-motivated

  • Committed

  • Enthusiastic

  • Able to work in a team

We're constantly working on making a more connected and intelligent future, and we need your help. Change tomorrow. Start today.


You must possess the below requirements to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork and/or classes and/or research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or related discipline

  • 2+ years experience with advanced engineering disciplines such as math, statistics, physics, chemistry and programming language

  • 2+ years Semiconductor Device characterization and data analysis/modeling or 2+ years Semiconductor device fabrication and physical characterization

Preferred Requirements:

Demonstrated experience in the following areas:

  • Emphasis in Solid State Material and Semiconductor Device Physics, Digital and Analog Circuit Design and Analysis, CMOS Process Technology

  • Electrical circuit design/debug/characterization

  • Proficient in coding/scripting language (C/C++/python/Matlab)

  • Hands-on experience with electrical test equipment such as oscilloscope, pulse generator, semiconductor parameter analyzer (CV-IV), and controlling software

  • Proficiency in design of experiment, statistical analysis methods and analysis software, such as JMP

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.

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.