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Senior NAND Design Validation Engineer (SK)

Folsom, California Job ID JR0231265 Job Category Engineering Work Mode On-site Required Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Come join the NAND Design team as a Senior NAND Design Validation engineer.

Play an integral role in helping qualify the next generation of Intel NAND Flash Memory.

Your responsibilities will be the following:

  • Validate NAND chip functionality, testability, and compliance power/performance/reliability specification.
  • Develop scripts/macros, and execute to collect data in the laboratory using state-of-the-art equipment such as wafer micro probing and characterization testers.
  • Analyze results, and create and present technical reports.
  • Understand the NAND chip operation technical details based on the datasheet, perform circuit and/or simulation analysis, firmware debug, signal analysis, and generate test macro sequences to validate/debug the product issues.
  • Work closely with Design, Product, Test, and Reliability Engineering teams as a vital part of the Product Development team with the end goal of qualifying the NAND device for production.

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 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 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. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes, and project work internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering and the following:

  • 3+ years of combined experience in Memory Design, Product, Test, Yield, and Quality Engineering.
  • 1+ years’ experience in High-level programming languages such as C++, Perl, and Python.
  • 1+ years’ experience on various lab equipment like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, voltage supplies, and/or parametric analyzers.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering and 2+ years of experience in the minimum qualifications, and in the following:

  • 3D NAND Flash Memory.
  • Memory Validation and/or Characterization.
  • Semiconductor Device Physics.
  • CMOS circuit design and verification.
  • Logic and Mixed-signal simulation.
  • Digital design language such as Verilog/VHDL.
  • Simulation tools like VCS Modelsim IUS.
  • Analog circuits like Pumps and Regulators.
  • Custom design environments such as Cadence Virtuoso.

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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