Senior NAND Product Test Development 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: 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 team as a Senior Product Development Test 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 Senior Product Development Test 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. This position gives a unique opportunity for the candidate to showcase leadership, hardware, software, and data analysis skills. The candidate will be part of a dynamic team and a unique work culture. This is a high impact role, with a broad scope where the candidate will have clear ownership, accountability, and the deliverables will have direct visibility and impact to overall business.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the testability and manufacturability of integrated circuits from feasibility stage through production ramp, and drive the evaluation, development, and debug of complex test methods for new and exciting product generations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of test strategy and execution plans.
  • Development, evaluation, debug of complex circuits and test programs.
  • Development, testing, and qualification of new test hardware solutions.
  • Driving collaborations with cross-functional teams such as Test Engineering, Design Engineering, Technology Development, Product Engineering and Process Engineering to resolve cross-functional problems.
  • Driving process improvements by creating tools and systems.
  • Driving cross-functional stakeholder consensus and providing technical leadership and mentorship for junior engineers.
  • Coming up with innovative solutions to drive test time reduction and yield improvement.

The ideal candidate should also demonstrate the following:

  • Proven experience/leadership in the area of semiconductor device testing, yield improvement and test time reduction, preferably with flash devices.
  • Be a team player, enthusiastic about working in a collaborative, cross-functional and cross-site environment.
  • Be self-directed, independent, analytical, with deep experience in trouble shooting and resolving complex technical problems.
  • Possess excellent communication, technical presentation, and problem-solving skills.


The below minimum qualifications must be met to be 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering plus 8+ years of experience, or Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 6+ years of experience, or PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 4+ years of experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in C/C++ programming.
  • 4+ years of experience in Data extraction and analysis.

4+ years of experience with one or more of the following:

  • Silicon debug
  • Module development
  • Content development
  • RTL simulations
  • Test Program Integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with semiconductor device physics and circuits.
  • Minimum 2+ years of work experience in NAND or NOR flash memory product development.
  • Experience with Python scripting skills.
  • Experience with Git/Bitbucket/Agile methodology.
  • Experience with Sort, Class, and System Test Techniques.
  • Experience with semiconductor fabrication process flow, wafer test methodologies and reliability mechanisms.

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.

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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