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NAND Product Quality and Reliability Engineer (SK)

Folsom, California Job ID JR0232142 Job Category Engineering Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

In this position, you will be working as a member of the NAND Design, Technology and Manufacturing Group's (NDTM) Quality and Reliability team, helping to develop Intel's new 3D NAND technologies and system-level storage products, focusing on Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) reliability.

The 3D NAND Product QRE will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Designing and executing experiments to identify, segment, characterize and model NVM reliability mechanisms.
  • Developing empirical and physics-based predictive reliability modeling methods and tools for reliability risk assessments.
  • Developing new acceleration techniques, test methods, and analytical tools to provide fast and effective feedback for reliability process optimization.
  • Determining reliability requirements and technology targets of components and systems to achieve company, customer, and other reliability objectives.
  • Developing the appropriate process- and product-qualification stress methods and criteria.
  • Influencing design, process, product, test, and/or system solutions in order to enable aggressive scaling of Intel's NVM technologies and exploration of novel memory cells.
  • You may be expected to lead small cross-functional and cross-company groups of engineers on multi-disciplinary technical projects to solve complex reliability issues- such as, during technology development and ramp to high-volume manufacturing.
  • Understand the high-level picture and apply systems thinking to generate solutions.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality of the work.
  • Demonstrated persistence and commitment to the task.
  • Clearly communicate achieved results and influence a wide range of audiences.
  • Work well in a team setting with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Systematic analytical problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving technical problems.
  • Affinity for cross-disciplinary work.

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:


You must possess the below minimum 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:
The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field.
4+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor device physics and materials science.
  • Probability and statistics, VLSI circuit design, semiconductor processing, and quantum physics.
  • Experimental design, execution, and data analysis, interpretation, and synthesis.
  • Programming (C or C++, PERL, or Python).

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in Electrical, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related field with 3+ years of experience in the minimum qualifications.


Ph.D. with 1+ years of experience in minimum qualifications.

  • CMOS transistor level circuit design, semiconductor device physics/engineering, memory reliability, interconnect reliability, computer or digital systems, or board level design.
  • Non-volatile memories, especially product or reliability.
  • Analytical lab test equipment such as Logic analyzer/oscilloscopes, semiconductor parametric analyzer (CV-IV), memory testers, SEM/TEM/IREM.
  • Reliability failure statistics, physics, or failure mechanisms.
  • Statistical analysis packages (e.g., R, JMP).
  • Computer programming for testing, preferably of memories, and data acquisition, reduction, analysis, and visualization.
  • Semiconductor fabrication.

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.
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:

Working Model
This role will require an on-site presence.
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