NAND Product Quality and Reliability Engineer (SK)

Folsom, CA 95630
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Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intels NAND memory and storagebusiness 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 our team as a NAND Product Q&R 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 NAND Product Q&R Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.  

Candidates being hired for Phase 2

This position aligns to Phase 2 of the transaction, which includes NAND technology and component development along with fab operations. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel and will continue to develop NAND technology and components and manufacture NAND wafers at the fab. 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 SK hynix. 

In this position you will be working as a member of the NAND Design Technology amp Manufacturing Groups NDTM Quality and Reliability team helping to develop Intel's new 3D NAND technologies and system level storage products focusing on NVM nonvolatile memory reliability

The 3D NAND Product QRE will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Designing and executing experiments to identify segment characterize and model NVM reliability mechanisms
  • Developing empirical and physics based predictive reliability modeling methods and tools for reliability risk assessments
  • Developing new acceleration techniques test methods and analytical tools to provide fast and effective feedback for reliability process optimization
  • Determining reliability requirements and technology targets of components and systems to achieve company customer and other reliability objectives
  • Developing the appropriate process and product qualification stress methods and criteria
  • Influencing design process product test and/or system solutions in order to enable aggressive scaling of Intel's NVM technologies and exploration of novel memory cells
  • You may be expected to lead small cross-functional and cross-company groups of engineers on multidisciplinary technical projects to solve complex reliability issues such as during technology development and ramp to high volume manufacturing
  • Understand the high level picture and apply systems thinking to generate solutions

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Attention to details and quality of the work
  • Persistence and commitment to task
  • Communicate achieved results and to influence wide range of audiences
  • Work well in a team setting with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Systematic analytical problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation in solving technical problems


Minimum Qualifications
Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related field.
3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor device physics and materials science
  • VLSI circuit design semiconductor processing and quantum physics
  • Probability and statistics
  • Design execution and data analysis interpretation and synthesis
  • Programming (C, C++, PERL or Python)

Preferred Qualifications
6+ months of experience in the following areas:

  • CMOS transistor level circuit design semiconductor device physics
  • Engineering memory reliability interconnect reliability computer or digital systems or board level design
  • Nonvolatile memories especially product or reliability
  • Analytical lab test equipment such as Logic analyzer
  • Oscilloscopes semiconductor parametric analyzer CVIV memory testers SEMTEMIREM
  • Reliability failure statistics physics or failure mechanisms
  • Statistical analysis packages
  • Computer programming for testing preferably of memories and data acquisition reduction analysis and visualization
  • Semiconductor fabrication

Master or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related field.

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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