Hardware Engineer (-SK)

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 - https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/10/nand-memory-news-q-a.pdf). 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 team as a Hardware 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 Solid State Drives (SSDs) technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a Hardware 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.

Hardware team division of Intel Corporation is looking for a Hardware engineer. Our hardware team is responsible for all product design development phases ranging from Printed Circuit Board (PCB) circuit design simulations layout prototyping and validation leading to high volume manufacture Intel Solid State Drive. Hardware engineers design and develop SSD products including researching components simulations, schematic capture component placement, and routing on printed circuit boards PCB building prototypes validating designs and successfully transitioning to high volume manufacture. Hardware engineers ensure that SSD designs conform to standards and specifications. Hardware engineers make development plans and cost estimates for project teams and execute to product schedules. Responsibilities also include developing test procedures for components and SSD product designs and writing firmware for component and SSD product validation. Hardware engineers need to work closely with cross functional teams during pre and post design phase for smooth development of products and to meet product schedules Hardware Engineers develop solutions to problems utilizing formal education and judgment.

As an SSD Hardware Engineer, you will be responsible for a range of tasks related to PCB design for SSD products. Your responsibilities will include but not are not limited to:

  • Working closely with rest of the project teams to develop and qualify SSD products

  • Evaluating and validating components for SSD PCBs

  • Planning and documentation

  • Dealing with challenging situations

  • Communicating with different teams and building relationships with them


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Relevant experience can be obtained through course work, classes, projects, internships, military training, and/or work experience. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

  • Must have taken course work in analog and digital circuit design signals and systems and transmission lines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6+ months of experience working with analog circuits design mixed circuit design signals and systems transmission lines.

  • Minimum 6+ months of experience working with PCB design including circuit design schematic capture layout and validation

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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