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Transistor RnD Engineer

Hillsboro, Oregon Job ID JR0234978 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

The Transistor Reliability Research and Development (RnD) Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • The candidate will help to develop leading-edge logic process technologies that will be used in future CPU and SOC products by ensuring the front end of line and transistors meet reliability requirements.

  • Depending on candidate background, the job role may include researching transistor reliability device physics, developing physics-based and empirical compact models that quantify transistor reliability, and/or developing new process technologies from research through certification.

  • Additionally, the job role may involve partnering with process development teams to define new transistor architectures, materials, and process flows.

  • Developing and conducting electrical tests to quantify transistor reliability behavior and identify new failure modes that may be present in emerging technologies.

  • Developing new acceleration techniques and analytical tools to assure the early identification of potential reliability problems with new products manufacturing processes and transistor architecture.

  • Formulating risk assessments and making quality and reliability predictions based on data collected using statistical principles and design of experiments fundamentals.

  • Advising design engineering on selection application and test of electronic components and systems.

  • Recommending design test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.


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:
Candidate must possess a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field of study with 5+ years of transistor reliability experience.

Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field of study with 2+ years of transistor reliability experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in/with:

  • Developing device physics models through TCAD compact modeling or first principles physics.

  • Semiconductor device fabrication integration and characterization.

  • Electrical test of semiconductor devices including experience with various types of measurement equipment B1500 or similar SPA oscilloscopes function generators High-frequency test experience.

  • Reliability failure statistics physics or failure mechanisms.

  • Programming with scripting language (JSL PERL Python SQL TCL VBScript).

Inside this Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

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 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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