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Job ID: JR0183750
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire


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 PDE Tech Lead 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 PDE Tech Lead, 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.

The NAND Product Validation Team is seeking a Senior NAND System Validation Engineer with deep experience in Silicon, Firmware and Product Validation (execution and debug). In this position you will provide technical leadership in enabling a fast-paced, path-finding team developing new NAND system validation platform to meet evolving NAND/SSD validation challenges. This position is responsible for analyzing NAND data sheet specifications, defining system validation requirements, ensuring validation flows meet functional and performance requirements per milestone, and other quality criteria.

NAND SDV Tech lead responsibilities include, but are not be limited to:

Develop, execute and debug test flows and validation scenarios. Identify and close SSD sightings including bug fixes. Lead the debug of SDV hardware. Interface with Architecture, Design, Validation Engineers, SSD and Firmware teams to enable platform validation 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.

Analytical problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous improvement.

Work independently and at different levels of abstraction.


Minimum Requirements

Candidate must have a Master's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and 4+ years of relevant experience in OR a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and 6+ years of relevant experience in:

- Hardware and Software product development.
- Product Validation experience.
- Computer storage and memory hierarchy.
- Technical product development and customer enablement.
- 3+ years of experiences in the following:

- Solid State Drives (SSDs)
- Software or firmware development experience in an embedded systems environment with programming in C/C++
- Embedded firmware development running in a real-time operating system (RTOS), with hardware and software interactions
- Firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, emulators, and tool-chains
- Development of unit tests for code coverage and quality validation

Preferred Requirements:
o 5+ years of experience in the following areas:

o Structured software development and practices
o Storage industry (SSDs or enterprise storage)
o Embedded development techniques using hardware and firmware tools
o Enterprise storage interface protocols (e.g., SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe)
o Software/firmware development processes including workflow and continuous integration 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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