Data Center NAND SSD Software Engineer

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business' storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our Data Center NAND Division as a Performance Modeling 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 Performance Modeling Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.

This position aligns to Phase 1 of the transaction, which includes the 3DNAND enterprise and client SSD business. Phase 1 is expected to close in late 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. At deal close, all employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition to SK hynix.

In this role, you will be a member of the Data Center NAND Performance Modeling team.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Implement hardware and firmware features in the SSD C++ model and evaluate performance and latency impact.
  • Design and develop tools that augment Intels SSD modeling capabilities in terms of performance, power, and latency.
  • Perform SSD performance data analysis to root cause performance bottleneck.
  • Develop python scripts to automate data analysis and performance debug.
  • Model next generation SSD Systems to optimize future architectures and provide expected performance targets.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Demonstrate problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Verbal, written and customer communications skills
  • Be self-motivated, take initiative and show ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Collaborate with engineers across multiple disciplines


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:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field of study with 2yrs to 4yrs of experience
  • Programming and problem-solving skills
  • 1+ year of experience with C++
  • 1+ year of experience with Python

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior modeling and system architecture experience
  • Experience in NAND Flash or other memory technology
  • Experience with Virtual Platform modeling
  • System Architecture design understanding as in PCIe, SATA, NVMe, SAS.

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group:  The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices.  The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

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.

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