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Job ID: JR0121278
Job Category: Intern/Student
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Intern

SSD Technical Internship in Customer Engagement and Marketing Organization

Job Description

Intel provides technically advanced products that support every level of computing-from data center to (gaming) enthusiast. Intel Optane memory creates an accelerated bridge between memory and storage. Intel Solid State Drives (Intel SSDs) provide storage flexibility, stability, and efficiency.

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The SSD Technical Internship role offers first-hand experience on cutting edge storage technology solutions. The internship is an opportunity to learn about the fast-growing solid-state drive market and how it is changing data center and enterprise computing environments. Successful candidate will work primarily with the Applications Engineering (AE) team to support customer technical activities for example, product sampling, platform level testing of SSD, assist with reproduction of customer reported failures, and support the AE team. In addition, the candidate will contribute on customer presentations, track program indicators, and marketing collaterals.

Assignments will be technical in nature and will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the projects and experience/educational background of the individual. For example:

  • Automating scripts to update firmware on an SSD
  • Benchmark Intel SSDs using benchmarking tools/software applications
  • Work with AE and customer to resolve issues across a breadth of engineering disciplines
  • Optimize internal customer issue tracking tools
  • Print labels that meet customer specifications for SSDs
  • Perform specification gap analysis on Intel SSD vs customer requirements
  • Prepare SSDs for customer sampling

This internship has a minimum duration of 7 months, from Dec 16, 2019 - July 31, 2020

Success in this role requires a team player attitude, willingness to take initiative, tolerance for multitasking, and motivation to go above and beyond baseline expectations to deliver results to teammates & stakeholders. All candidates must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for this internship. Preferred requirements are additional factors that distinguish top candidates.


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 listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The candidate must be pursuing a BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
  • This U.S. position is open to U.S. Workers Only. A U.S. Worker is someone who is either a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident, or a person granted Refugee or Asylum status by the U.S. Government. Intel will not sponsor a foreign national for this position.

6+ months of experience in the following areas:

  • Building a PC from assembly to installation of operating system (O/S)
  • PC architecture and the relationship between CPU/DRAM/storage
  • Debugging with some examples such as setting up a test environment to determine if compatibility issue is software or hardware related
  • Programming language: C, C#, Python

Preferred Requirements:

  • SSD benchmarking process and experience with FIO, IOmeter, Vdbench, CrystalDiskMark, Sysmark, or PCMarkVantage

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group:  The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices.  The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

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....

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