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Job ID: JR0123207
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: College Grad

NVM Reliability Engineer

Job Description

In this position, you will be working as a member of the Non-Volatile Memory NVM Solutions Group's NSG's Technology Development Quality and Reliability team, helping to develop Intel's new emerging NVM technologies such as 3D NAND and 3D XPointTM and SSD products, focusing on NVM reliability.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Determining reliability requirements and technology targets of components and systems to achieve company, customer and other reliability objectives.
  • Designing and executing experiments to identify, segment, characterize and model NVM reliability mechanisms.
  • Developing empirical and physics-based predictive reliability modeling methods and tools for reliability risk assessments.
  • Developing new acceleration techniques, test methods and analytical tools to provide fast and effective feedback for reliability process optimization.
  • Influencing design, process, product, test and/or system solutions in order to enable aggressive scaling of Intel's NVM technologies and exploration of novel memory cells.
  • Developing the appropriate process- and product-qualification stress methods and criteria.
  • You may be expected to lead small cross-functional and cross-company groups of engineers on multi-disciplinary technical projects to solve complex reliability issues- such as, during technology development and ramp to high-volume manufacturing.

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits:

  • Systematic analytical problem solving.
  • Creativity and innovation in solving technical problems.
  • Affinity for cross -disciplinary work performance skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to details and quality of the work.
  • Persistence and commitment to task.
  • Ability to clearly communicate achieved results and to influence wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership to assume the authority and advocate for new ideas.


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 Qualifications:
The candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or Information Systems Engineering.

Minimum 6+ months of experience in the following:

  • Semiconductor device physics, materials science, probability and statistics, circuit design, semiconductor processing, and quantum physics
  • Hands-on experimental design, execution, analysis, interpretation and synthesis
  • Programming C or C++, PERL or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in/with:

  • Non-volatile memories, especially device, product or reliability engineering.
  • Experience with a range of analytical lab test equipment such as Logic analyzer/oscilloscopes, semiconductor parametric analyzer CV-IV, memory testers, SEM/TEM/IREM.
  • Reliability failure statistics, physics, or failure mechanisms.
  • One or more of the following areas: CMOS transistor level circuit design, semiconductor device physics, memory reliability, interconnect reliability, or computer or digital systems.
  • Statistical analysis packages (R, JMP or Minitab).
  • Computer programming for testing, preferably of memories, and data acquisition, reduction and analysis.
  • Semiconductor fabrication process, packaging assembly, and/or board system technology operation.


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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