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Job ID: JR0166312
Job Category: Engineering Management
Primary Location: Boulder, CO US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Software Engineering Manager / Project Manager (-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 our Data Center NAND Division as a Software Engineering Manager and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a Software Engineering Manager, 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 1 of the transaction, which includes the 3DNAND enterprise and client SSD business. Phase 1 is expected to close in late 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. At deal close, all employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition to SK hynix.

In this position, you will be a leader and manager of firmware and validation developers who design/implement/validate firmware for NSG Solid State Drive (SSD) products. This also includes the project management of their work and deliverables. This is an exciting opportunity to combine storage (SSD) and firmware technical knowledge with project management and people management skills to plan/execute/validate firmware development for enterprise SSDs. Along the way you will develop the capabilities of your team and role-model a culture of continuous improvement within the multi-site, multi-product engineering team. The primary responsibility is on shipping and soon to ship products which require development of complex features and also drive the team to product acceptance across the customers.

As an engineering manager your responsibilities include but are not be limited to:

  • Working with project stakeholders turning product requirements into development and validation plans.
  • Analysis and implementation of internal and external (customer) specifications.
  • Build a strong team with an Agile/Kanban development culture which emphasizes product quality, team accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop the capabilities of your team using coaching and mentorship.
  • Perform project management for your assigned projects including backlog management, scheduling, resourcing, and risk mitigation. Coordinate priorities and activities with other leaders to accomplish committed milestones.
  • Identify and drive process improvement efforts to improve product quality and organizational efficiently.
  • Responsible for hiring, resource planning, team member work assignments and firmware/validation deliverables.
  • Regular travel to partner Intel sites and customer locations targeted at up to 25percent

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Listening, understanding and responding professionally to partner questions and issues while building trust.
  • Demonstrated written and presentation skills.
  • History of self-starting and effective multitasking, with influencing and leadership skills.


Candidates 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. Requirements listed below would be obtained through a combination of schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Requirements:
The candidate must have a BS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related field
5+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Software or firmware development experience in an embedded systems environment.
  • Storage industry (SSDs or enterprise storage).
  • Software management or leadership experience delivering complex engineering projects and working across multiple engineering teams and product lines.
  • Project planning, estimation, and risk management.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proficiency in structured S/W development and practices, analytical problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • Direct and indirect coach and mentor that grows team capabilities.
  • Direct customer technical engagements.
  • Customer requirements definition, clarification, and technical assessment.
  • Structured S/W development and practices, analytical problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • NVMe and other enterprise storage protocols and products.
  • Software/firmware development process including workflow and continuous integration validation.
  • Embedded development techniques and hardware and firmware tools.

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.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

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