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Job ID: JR0185582
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Sr NAND Product Engineer - 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 NAND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY and MANUFACTURING team as a Sr Product 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 NAND Flash products As a Sr Product 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. 

As a Senior Product Engineer you are responsible for bringing up new cutting edge 3D NAND Technologies by working with brilliant team of engineers. You will be faced with complex problems in bringing up the technology and are required to possess excellent problem-solving skills. You will be responsible for mentoring and instructing new engineers along with the product ramp up. You will work hand in hand with several cross functional teams such as Design Process Device Characterization Reliability and Test Engineering teams in bringing up and qualifying the product requiring communication multitasking and presentation skills.

  • As a NAND Sr. Staff Product Engineer, you are responsible for a wide variety of tasks in the NAND product life cycle such as:
  • Working with design teams in developing solutions for "Design for Manufacturability" including new testmodes for effective screens and stresses development, simulations and validation of testmodes and help debug design related issues.
  • Ensure product specifications are met working with design teams.
  • Responsible for developing Wafer sort/Probe tests, Test Time Reduction and Probe Yield/Fab Yield improvement.
  • Responsible for Electrical Failure Analysis and development of new stresses and screens for DPM improvement and yield improvement on the new upcoming technologies and yield sustainability on mature products.
  • Work with several cross-functional teams for resolving product level issues.
  • Data Analysis and Parsing skills to analysis high volume data for Quality improvement and Yield improvement.
  • Develop package level Test Flow for component parts testing.
  • Analyzes and evaluates component specification versus performance to ensure optimal match of component requirements with production equipment capability with specific emphasis on yield analysis.
  • Responsible for product qualification.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in resolving external customer related issues including internal SSD qualifications.



  • Must Have a BS or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar degree.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years' experience including working on non-volatile memory component, as a Product Engineer, Staff Engineer, Product QRE, or in High Volume Test
  • 6+ years' experience in memory test or device characterization

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Nice to have-prior experience and familiarity with MS Excel, JMP, and Python
  • Understanding of NAND Flash Memory architecture and NAND erase, program and read algorithms
  • Experience in Electrical Failure Analysis, identifying root cause of the problems and developing counter measures
  • Knowledge of NAND Flash quality, reliability mechanisms and NAND device physics
  • Knowledge of NAND Flash wafer and component level testing and yield improvement
  • Knowledge of NAND Flash to system integration

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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