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Intel Operations Research Engineer in Helena, Montana

Job Description

As the Operations Research Engineer, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Solves engineering problems critical for technology and product development through software expertise, domain knowledge, modeling, and research methodologies.

  • Develops strategic software applications, algorithms/flows, and/or AI solutions to ensure continued advancement.

  • Researches technological trends, collaborates with industry, academic, and industry standardization, product, and technical groups to address important technology and customer issues, and finds innovative solutions to difficult problems for midterm or long-term time frames (two years or beyond).

  • May research to define boundaries, create proof of concepts, or prototype new ideas.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Strong problem-solving and analysis skills.

  • Willingness to identify root causes of problems and synthesizes effective practical solution approaches implementing these solutions in real-life production usage.

  • Committed and highly motivated team player with strong communication skills.


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. Experience would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research and relevant previous job and/or internship experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess at least one of the following degrees plus the years of experience determined for each degree in the areas specified below:

  • Master's degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Management, Science, or related discipline with 3 + years of relevant experience.

  • Ph.D. degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Management, Science, or related discipline with 1 + years of relevant experience.

Expertise Areas:

  • Programming: CSharp or Java and work with commercial optimization packages such as ILOG CPLEX, Gurobi, Autosched, etc.

  • Database management systems, such as SQL Server, etc.

  • Operations Research (OR), Linear Programming, Integer Programming, Constraint Programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in semiconductor manufacturing and scheduling are highly preferred.

  • Discrete Event Simulation, Simulated Annealing, Meta Heuristics, and Evolutionary Algorithms, etc.

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,OR,Hillsboro;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, 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.