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Job ID: JR0183749
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

NAND Product Validation PDE 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 team as a PE 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 PE 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 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.

NAND PDE Validation manager position is responsible for analyzing NAND data sheet specifications, defining validation requirements, ensuring validation flows meet functional and performance requirements per milestone, and other quality criteria.

PDE Responsibilities include, but are not be limited to: Develop, execute and debug test flows and validation scenarios. Identify and close design and environment defects including bug fixes. Debug hardware in both pre and post silicon validation environment. Interface with Architecture, Design, Validation Engineers and customers to enable debug and closure of issues. Autonomously plans and schedules own daily tasks develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education and judgment. Additional responsibilities may include enabling/validation on customer platforms.

A successful candidate must demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills, as well as good written and verbal communication skills
  • Work effectively with both internal and external teams
  • Mentor other engineers and technically guide them
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Work independently and at different levels of abstraction


Minimum Requirements
Candidate must have a Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and 5+ years of relevant experience in Operational Research, a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and 7+ years of relevant experience in two or more of the following domains:

  • Verilog based Pre-Si Validation.
  • Memory testers and test code development.
  • Device characterization.
  • NAND design/SSD platform validation
  • Product validation

2+ years in a technical leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Can independently read specifications, identify interesting test cases, document them, and capable to architect a test plan.
  • Possess hands-on relevant technical experience in NAND Memory / SSD Product validation.
  • Have 2+ years of experience managing varied experience engineers.
  • Proven track record leading projects and teams.
  • Deep understanding of tools flows and Memory test methodologies for validation.

Inside this Business Group

Employees in Intel's NAND Product Group deliver solutions that are transforming computing across all segments from data centers to Ultrabooks. They invent, develop, bring to market and support customers with leading-edge NAND flash memory and system level solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are accelerating performance for gaming enthusiasts, reducing total cost of ownership for IT managers of data centers and improving security and reliability for businesses. This dynamic group is strategically positioned to become the leading Non-Volatile Memory solution supplier for the compute segment and is a key to expanding markets and continuing the growth for Intel.

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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