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Job ID: JR0168716
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Albuquerque, NM US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

PVD Sr. Technologist

Job Description

Intel is a company of bold and curious inventors and problem solvers who create some of the most astounding technology advancements and experiences in the world. With a legacy of relentless innovation and a commitment to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth, our diverse and brilliant teams are continually searching for tomorrow's technology and revel in the challenge that changing the world for the better brings.

Intel's Optane Technology is a new breakthrough in nonvolatile memory technology and is revolutionizing the NVM landscape. Intel's unique Optane memory technology delivers industry leading low latency in both solid-state drive and persistent memory products, that are positioned to change how data is managed worldwide. You can learn more about Intel Optane here:

At Intel, we optimize storage and memory from device physics to platform architecture to system level solutions while collaborating with industry leaders to help our customers. Located at F11x in Rio Rancho, the Intel Optane Group (IOG) process development team is focused on delivering world class low latency Optane (3DxP) memory technology solutions.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior PVD Process Development Engineer to drive new thin solutions for this leading-edge technology.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Investigation of new materials systems and materials or process improvements to enable continuous improvement of Optane memory cell performance.

  • Developing, maintaining, and transferring new PVD processes to high volume manufacturing (HVM).

  • Conducting well designed experiments and characterization to deliver world class process solutions.

  • Full ownership of process setup, control, and improvements during the development phase.

  • Working with other team members and equipment vendors as needed to identify- and implement new hardware solutions as needed to improve process capabilities.

  • Collaboration with other process areas, integration, quality, and cost teams to deliver low cost, high margin processes to HVM.

  • Ensuring that all processes and procedures conform to Intel's Safety, Environmental and Quality standards and addressing any quality deviations.

  • Documentation of process work including thorough characterization of films and properties and updating process specifications as needed.

  • Helping to define PVD process road maps to meet requirements, goals and milestones for new technology processes.

  • Working with other IOG engineers and groups to develop, prioritize, and manage projects

  • Supporting the Pilot Development team to ensure that we deliver low cost, high quality, manufacturable process solutions.

  • Identifying, quantifying, and qualifying cost reduction projects

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Will be a strategic thinker with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Proven experience in multi-tasking complex projects with a track record of innovation and successful delivery of processes to volume manufacturing.

  • A strong grasp of thin film deposition, properties, and characterization and a fundamental understanding of how process conditions impact material properties will be needed to be successful in this role.


You must possess the below education and 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.


  • A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or Chemistry.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years industry experience in:

    • PVD with a strong industry Research and Development background

    • Experience pathfinding new materials

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced memory cell material development experience.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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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