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Job ID: JR0168571
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

3D NAND Logic Design Engineer

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 NAND DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING team as 3D NAND Logic Design 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 Triple Level Cell (TLC) & Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As Sr. Logic Design 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. 

This position is part of 3D NAND logic design and validation team. Candidate will be technical individual contributor in design and validation of the on-chip controller and mixed signal circuitry in 3D NAND FLASH chips.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architecture development, product definition, and full-chip/block-level validation and debug
  • RTL design and implementation of the controller hardware, synthesis, APR and full timing/power closure. Debug RTL simulations
  • Development of firmware code for NAND operations such as Write, Read and Erase
  • Validating the functionality of new architectural features of next generation designs by developing the validation test plan and participate in coverage analysis
  • Work closely with other teams to follow up with all phases of design from conceptual design to production support efficiently

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • communication skills and teamwork
  • problem solving skills


  • The candidate must possess a MS Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and related field
  • Minimum 3+ years experience in the following:
    • Verilog or System Verilog language
    • Digital design flow, from the spec all the way to the physical design
    • Firmware development for dedicated controllers

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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