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Intel Technology Development ESD Reliability Engineer in Helena, Montana

Job Description

The successful candidate will be working in Technology Development Q and R group which is part of broader CQN organization focusing on research and Technology development.

In this position, you will help ensure robustness of Intel's leading-edge technologies and products. This is done in collaboration with process development and design teams. Job duties include development of new devices and processes as well as working with design teams to implement innovative reliability solutions. Specifically, this position is responsible to improve reliability against electrostatic discharge (ESD).

The engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Analyze data from test structures, test chips, and products to create design rules that aid in product design.

  • Run simulations on experimental and product circuits to ensure robustness and develop design guidance.

  • Develop, document, and publish design rules to aid both internal and foundry design teams.

  • Serve as a consultant to design teams to ensure ESD-robust circuits.

  • Plan and implement test structures on test chips.

  • Develop ESD protection devices and concepts for internal products and Intel Foundry Services.

  • Implement ESD design rule checking in industry-standard pre-silicon design validation tools such as PERC.

  • Collaboration with cross functional teams to solve technical/design issues during technology development and product design.

  • Support data analysis to summarize design of experiment results.

  • Support data interpretation to generate meaningful action plan.


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You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position.

Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum qualifications and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science with 3+ years of experience in circuit design, semiconductor device development or characterization.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science with 6+ months of experience in circuit design, semiconductor device development or characterization.

Preferred Qualifications:

1+ years of experience in these areas:

  • Experience with on-chip ESD device development and characterization.

  • Experience with transmission line pulse (TLP) measurement.

  • Experience in ESD IO design and simulation, SoC level ESD planning.

  • Experience in VLSI circuit design, layout development and simulation.

  • Experience in semiconductor device test and characterization.

  • Data analysis background supporting design of experiments.

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, 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.