Fault Isolation Engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

In this position, you will be performing Fault Isolation and Failure Analysis on Xeon Server Family of CPUs. The goal is to characterize and isolate failure from the ATE/tester signature down to a single failing node or transistor, employing a wide array of DFx (including Scan/ATPG) and test tools, complemented with your knowledge of computer architecture, logic, circuit/VLSI, process, and device physics.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing fault isolation and failure analysis to determine the root cause of failures utilizing various tools and techniques such as ATE testing, DFx software tools, optical probing, logic/circuit simulation, and emulation, probing, and layout study.
  • Be involved in development work to ensure fault isolation capability and readiness to support the next generation of products.
  • Collaboration and remote analysis with cross-site teams are required.
  • Working directly with internal customers to help solve and determine the root cause of various complex issues.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Teamwork. Advanced attention to detail, and discipline.


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.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics or related field of study.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming in Unix and Windows, including Perl/TCL, Python, and C or Visual Basic.
  • Knowledge of Design for Test features.
  • Knowledge of Semiconductor fabrication, assembly, and test.
  • Knowledge of logic and VLSI design with exposure to Verilog and VCS.
  • Experience with ATE Testers and/or optical probers.

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 Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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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