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NAND SPICE Modeling Engineer (SK)

Santa Clara, California; Folsom, California Job ID JR0236068 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

Come join the team as a NAND (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) SPICE Modeling Engineer for one of the fastest-growing industries in the world!

What you'll do:

  • Be responsible for characterizing device behavior and generating device models for NAND technology, implementing device models into the Process Design Kit (PDK) and ensuring robustness and accuracy of model simulation.
  • Define device specs and determine the best usage of the device type/sizes and device models in circuit design, together with the device team, reliability team, and design team.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following behavioral traits:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in defining model development roadmap and aligning goals with the design/Technology Development (TD) requirements.
  • Must be able to operate in a matrix environment with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Team Player.

This position is in the NAND-DTM Group which is aligned to phase 2 of the sale of the NAND business to Solidigm, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK hynix. Employees in this business group will work on 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.  Solidigm, a leading global supplier of NAND flash memory solutions, is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide.



Minimum qualifications are required 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:

A Master's degree in electrical engineering or related discipline.

A minimum of 4+ years of direct experience in the following with CMOS, interconnect modeling, and characterization:

  • Must have a background in semiconductor device physics, design, and layout of structures for parametric extraction.
  • Understanding of basic analog / digital circuit blocks and model interaction.
  • Experience in BSIM3/4 models and other compact models, extraction tools,PathWave Device Modeling (ICCAP) or PathWave Model Builder (MBP), and commercially available simulators (example: HSPICE, SPECTRE, etc.).
  • Experience in semiconductor device Direct Current (DC)/Capacitance-Voltage (CV) characterization tools, techniques, and systems. Experience in test automation and reliability tests is a plus.
  • C, C++, and/or Python programming.
  • Experience in a Cadence design environment, including schematic capture, analog design environment, virtuoso layout design, Design Rule Checking (DRC), Layout Versus Schematic (LVS), and layout extractions.
  • Understanding of Aging Simulations and reliability methodologies and tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2 + years of experience in the minimum requirements and the following:

  • Non-volatile memory (NVM) (NAND/ Emerging memory) experience is strongly preferred but not required

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.

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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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