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NAND Product Development Engineer (SK)

Folsom, California Job ID JR0231494 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

This is an exciting time to be at Intel® 3D NAND Technology! Come join our NAND DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, AND MANUFACTURING team as a Senior Product Engineer and work on the most advanced 3DNAND and Solid-State Drive technology in the world.

As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses industry-leading Solid-State Drive technology and the most capable NAND Flash products. As a Senior Product Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the Solid State Drive business at SK Hynix.

As a Senior 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. 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 excellent communication, multitasking, and presentation skills.


As Senior NAND 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 test modes for effective screens and stresses development, simulations, and validation of test modes 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 analyze 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.


The position is associated with the sale of the NAND business to SK Hynix aligning to Phase 2 of the transaction. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel developing NAND technology and components. 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 Solidigm, a stand-alone US subsidiary of SK Hynix headquartered in San Jose, California with offices world-wide. Solidigm is a leading global supplier of NAND flash memory solutions, led by Robert (Rob) B. Crooke as CEO, previously senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. To read more, see: https://www.intc.com/news-events/press-releases/detail/1513/intel-sells-ssd-business-and-dalian-facility-to-sk-hynix


Qualifications

You must possess the following qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar degree and 4+ years of experience in the following:

  • Non-volatile memory components as a Product Engineer, Staff Engineer, Product QRE, or in High Volume Test.
  • Memory test or device characterization.
  • Any related NAND or NOR experience.


Preferred Skills/Experience:
Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar degree and 3+ years of experience in the minimum qualifications.

  • Experience and familiarity with MS Excel, JMP, and Python.
  • Experience in NAND Flash Memory architecture and NAND erase, program and read algorithms.
  • Experience in Electrical Failure Analysis, identifying the root cause of the problems, and developing countermeasures.
  • NAND Flash quality, reliability mechanisms, and NAND device physics.
  • NAND Flash wafer and component level testing and yield improvement.
  • NAND Flash to system integration.

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.


Covid Statement
Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.
Benefits
We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html

Working Model
This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
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