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Job ID: JR0185581
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Folsom, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Senior 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 team as a Product Development Test Engineer 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 Product Development Test 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 Sr. Staff Product Engineer, you are responsible for bringing up new cutting-edge 3D NAND Technologies by working with a 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, Technology Development, Process, Device, Characterization, Reliability and Test Engineering teams in bringing up and qualifying the product, requiring excellent 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:
Delivering healthy, balanced Read Window Budget to ensure robust product performance.
Developing, maintaining, and upgrading RWB code platform to keep pace with future 3D NAND products.
Development and evolution of key Read Window Budget metrics (Scorecards, CSPECS, etc)
Working with Design, Technology Development, and other cross-functional teams in developing solutions for product related issues.
Ensuring product specifications are properly defined, Silicon performance matches or exceeds specification, and quickly drive resolution of any gaps identified.
Developing trim solutions to meet product specification and ensure product qualification readiness.
Data Analysis and Parsing skills to analyze high volume data for Quality improvement, RWB analysis, and Yield improvement.
Product qualification. Drive root-cause of failures resulting from qualification testing.
Developing SSD Policies for internal SSD customers
Working with cross-functional teams in resolving external customer related issues including internal SSD qualifications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar degree.
  • 8+ years' experience in NAND Flash Read Window Budget and memory array characterization development
  • 8+ years' experience including working on non-volatile memory component, as a Product Engineer, Staff Engineer, Product QRE, or in High Volume Test
  • 8+ years' experience in memory test or device characterization

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 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 and developing effective solutions
  • Knowledge of NAND Flash quality, reliability mechanisms and NAND device physics
  • 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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