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3D NAND Device Engineer (SK)

Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0234725 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Entry Level
Job Description

Come join our NAND DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, and MANUFACTURING team as a 3D NAND Device Engineer and work on the most advanced 3D NAND and SSD technology in the world.
As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses industry-leading SSD technology and the most capable Triple Level Cell, TLC, Quadruple Level Cell, QLC, and NAND Flash products. We have exciting opportunities in the Technology Development group for qualified Device Engineers looking to be part of the team responsible for delivering Moore's Law of Scaling for NAND Flash memory.

You will be part of the team responsible for overcoming NAND cell scaling challenges using semiconductor devices, technology, circuit, and algorithm approaches.

What you'll be doing:

  • Hands-on characterization, silicon experimentation, and modeling of the observed NAND memory device/array characteristics and engineering solutions to achieve the highest level of NAND memory component performance, quality, and reliability.

  • Collaborate with process integration engineers, circuit designers, product engineers, system engineers, and reliability engineers to understand the critical issues and inter-dependencies and engineer solutions to address them.

  • Create leading-edge NAND Flash technology with process development and process integration engineers.

  • Design and implement circuit schemes and algorithms used for reading and writing the NAND Flash memory with circuit designers.

  • Work with SSD systems engineers to establish system policies for the proper usage of NAND components as the storage media in SSDs.


An ideal candidate will exhibit the following:

  • Good problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrate good analytical capabilities, sound technical foundations, and creativity.

  • Good team player and interpersonal skills.

  • Good communication skills.


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 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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field of Study.
3 + years of experience in the following:

  • Semiconductor device physics, semiconductor technology, and semiconductor device characterization techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field of Study.

1 + years of experience in the minimum qualifications:

  • NAND Flash cell and array and NAND technology.

  • Manufacturing yield, design and analysis of experiments, statistical data analysis techniques, and device modeling.


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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