OPC Engineer - SK

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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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 NAND Collateral Team as an OPC 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 an OPC 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 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.

The Intel NAND-DTM Process Technology Development group is responsible for developing state of the art 3D-NAND technology. As a NAND collateral development engineer, you will be responsibilities will be in the areas of initial tape-out reviews, verification of design rules, generation of rules, or model-based mask flows and mask-ready data, and verification of this data to DRs or fab needs. The final goal is alignment between Litho process, mask and OPC to deliver the right patterns on the wafer. The specific functions of an OPC engineer are to define OPC solutions for new layers or challenging design rules on new nodes including illumination, SMO, resist models, etch models, target layer definition, OPC recipes, OPC checking and fab verification.

The ideal candidate will have:
Demonstrated ability to produce effective, efficient and flexible code to spec along with user interfaces and documentation.
Good verbal and written communication skills with Excel, Visio and Power Point proficiency.


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 Requirements:

  • Master's degree and 3+ years or a PhD degree with relevant academic or industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience in semiconductor industry or relevant academic endeavors
  • Familiarity with Tape-out, OPC and Mask Generation Flows for High volume manufacturing or Technology Development
  • Knowledge of Calibre, any OPC software platform or any other languages like PythonC, C++ in Linux.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in the following areas:
  • Semiconductor device and layout.
  • Device physics and parametric analysis.
  • Photolithography and reticle creation.
  • OPC and manipulation of incoming data to create mask images to construct desired shapes in resist on silicon wafers
  • CAD tools and software such as Mentor, Cadence, and Synopsys tools
  • Wafer fab processes with focus on Litho module and optimizing illumination details to design rules and OPC.
  • Tapeout, OPC and Mask Generation Flows for High volume manufacturing.
  • Standard programming languages such as Perl, Python, MySQL or any other languages like C, C++ in Linux.
  • Linux operating systems and batch job controls and monitoring.

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.

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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