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Staff / Snr Staff Process Engineer - PECVD/PEALD (SK)

Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0235608 Job Category Engineering Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group as a Senior Staff Process Engineer and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world.

As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products.

As a Senior Staff Process Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK Hynix.Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is hiring experienced Process Development Engineers in Thin Films, PECVD/PEALD to develop world-class semiconductor development.

You will be working on leading-edge process and hardware skill, yield, cost, and manufacturability solutions. This will involve exceptional collaboration with cross-functional, cross-company, cross -geo teams and tool suppliers to meet device requirements for next-generation memory products.

Responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

  • Defining and establishing flow, procedures, and equipment configuration for the module.
  • Selecting and developing materials and equipment for processes to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Conducting process, equipment, and material development projects with equipment and material suppliers.
  • This will involve exceptional collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet challenging program goals.
  • Forecasting future technology needs and driving process area roadmaps to ensure technology readiness.
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
  • Working effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, and propose and evaluate hardware modifications to mitigate issues.
  • Driving improvements in quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/skill, productivity, and safety/ergonomics over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment, and operating personnel.
  • Developing solutions to problems utilizing formal education, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • Establishing process control systems for the processing module.
  • Training production/receiving process engineers in high-volume factories.
  • Transferring processes to high-volume manufacturing and providing support to new factory startups.
  • Domestic and International travel, as necessary to support job responsibilities. Soft Skills:
  • Willing to and enjoy working across geographies.
  • Willing to accommodate changing priorities and working hours to support business needs.

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 Required Qualifications:
Master's (MS) degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, or related field with 6+ years of relevant industry experience.
6+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor FAB processing and/or equipment development.
  • Developing processes for leading technology nodes and scaling them up to High Volume Manufacturing (HVM).
  • Surface and analytical characterization techniques such as ICPMS, SIMS, XPS, SEM, TEM, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, or in a related field with 4+ years of relevant industry experience.

  • Working with external and internal partners, including semiconductor equipment and/or materials manufacturers.
  • Understands interactions between process, tool, and downstream processes.
  • Technical expertise within semiconductor processing engineering preferably in Memory process development for leading-edge technology.

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 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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