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Intel Standard Cell Library Engineer - Returnship in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Have you taken a career break and are now interested in returning to the workforce? Intel is offering a 20-week paid Returnship for experienced professionals ready to return to the workforce! If you have at least 3 years of professional experience and have taken a break from your career for 2+ years for any of the following, but not limited to reasons, we welcome you to apply:

  • Starting or raising a family

  • Military service/military spouse

  • Community service/volunteer work

  • Caring for a family member or self

  • Teaching

  • Other

At Intel we are excited to have a Return-to-Work program because we appreciate the skills individuals who are returning to work can offer. Through this program you will have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new skills and experiences as well as make connections with others transitioning back into the workforce.

This position is hybrid in Folsom or Santa Clara, CA or 100% Virtual during the 20-week returnship program


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering with 3+ years of experience or Master's degree in electronics engineering with 2+ years of experience.

  • Experience in VLSI design.

  • Candidates must have taken a career break for 2 or more years.

This position is not eligible for Intel Immigration sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Standard cell library design.

  • Experience in digital circuit design, including CMOS combinatorial logic and sequential element design and layout.

  • Good understanding of device physics and FinFet characteristics.

  • Experience using industry-standard design automation tools in one or more of the areas: circuit simulation, std cell characterization, synthesis, place and route, physical design verification and reliability verification.

  • Experience in scripting (TCL, Perl, Python, ML) for design automation.

  • Experience working in the Linux environment and its development tools

Inside this Business Group

IP Engineering Group's (IPG) vision Build IPs that power Intel's leadership products and power our customer's silicon. We want to attract & retain talent who get joy in building high quality IP and share our core belief that IP is fundamental to transforming Intel's silicon design process. IPG's guiding principles will be ensuring Quality (Zero Bugs), Customer Obsession (Delight our Customers) and structured Problem Solving. We are a fearless organization transforming IP development.

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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, and benefit programs. Find more information about 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.