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NAND SDV PDE Tech lead (SK)

Folsom, California Job ID JR0230025 Job Category Engineering Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

It's an exciting time to join Intel as a NAND Product Validation Engineer!

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 to develop a 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 leads responsibilities to include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, execute, and debug test flows and validation scenarios. Identify and close SSD sightings, including bug fixes.
  • Lead the debugging 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 and develop 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.

The position is associated with the sale of the NAND business to SK Hynix aligning with 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 worldwide. 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 Requirements
The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.

6+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Hardware and Software product development.
  • Product Validation experience.
  • Computer storage and memory hierarchy.
  • Technical product development and customer enablement.

3+ years of experience in the following:

  • NAND Solid State Drives (SSDs).
  • Software or firmware development experience in an embedded systems' environment with programming in C/C++.
  • Firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, emulators, and toolchains.
  • Development of unit tests for code coverage and quality validation.

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field with 4+ years of experience in the minimum requirements.

  • Storage industry (SSDs or enterprise storage).
  • Embedded development techniques using hardware and firmware tools.
  • Enterprise storage interface protocols (e.g., SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe).

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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