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Job ID: JR0165144
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

NAND Product Engineer - (SK)

Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel’s NAND memory and storage business to SK Hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business’ storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel come join the Nonvolatile Memory Solutions Group as a Sr Product Engineer and work on the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology in the world.

As the global leader in the semiconductor industry Intel possesses industry leading SSD technology and the most capable NAND Flash products As a Sr Product Engineer you will be part of a world class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK Hynix.

This position aligns to Phase 2 of the transaction which includes NAND technology and component development along with fab operations. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel and will continue to develop NAND technology and components and manufacture NAND wafers at the fab. Phase 2 of the transaction is expected to close in March 2025 at which time employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition employment to SK Hynix.

As a Senior Product Engineer you are responsible for bringing up new cutting edge 3D NAND Technologies by working with brilliant team of engineers. You will be faced with complex problems in bringing up the technology and are required to possess excellent problem-solving skills. You will be responsible for mentoring and instructing new engineers along with the product ramp up. You will work hand in hand with several cross functional teams such as Design Process Device Characterization Reliability and Test Engineering teams in bringing up and qualifying the product requiring communication multitasking and presentation skills

Job Role and Details:

As part of the broader NAND Product Development Engineering department, you will be responsible for characterizing the health of NAND flash wafers and components in terms of performance, cycling, and temperature.

The focus of this team within PDE is to deliver a product that meets RBER qualification specifications (tPROG/tBERS/tR) across all cycle counts and usage conditions.

This role involves the development of NAND features to optimize Silicon performance, with close collaboration from design, architecture, manufacturing and other disciplines within Product Development Engineering.

Partnership with both component/system design/firmware teams is critical in this role to create the best performing solutions.

In this role, you will be expected to autonomously plan and schedule daily tasks; and develop solutions to problems leveraging your formal education and engineering judgment.


Minimum Qualifications:

BS or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar degree.
3+ years experience as a Product Engineer or Validation Engineer.
3+ years experience in firmware development.
3+ years of experience in software development using C.

Preferred Skills Experience:
Knowledge of NAND Flash erase program and read algorithms semiconductor. device physics NAND reliability mechanisms.
Development of firmware for NAND or memory system.
Prior experience and familiarity with Perl Python JMP.
Knowledge of NAND Flash to system integration.

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.

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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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