Staff / Snr Staff Process Engineer - Diffusion - SK

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix (Phase 2) (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 team as a Diffusion process 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 Diffusion process 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.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Designing and optimizing Diffusion processes for leading edge memory technology.

Selecting and developing material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity, and manufacturability requirements.

Designing, executing, and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for processes.

Conducting process, equipment and material development projects with equipment and material suppliers.

Working effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues.

Collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet challenging goals.

Transferring the technology to high volume manufacturing and providing support to volume ramp.

Coordinating development tool installation and qualification at manufacturing site.

Participate in development of intellectual property.

Domestic and international travel, as necessary to support job responsibilities after the pandemic.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or related field with 4+ years of relevant industry experience or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or related field with 2+ years of relevant industry experience.

  • 4+ years of experience in the following areas:

- Semiconductor fab processing and/or equipment development.

- CVD/ALD fundamentals and interactions pertaining to high aspect ratio feature.
- Diffusion process for leading technology nodes and scaling them up to high volume manufacturing.
- Interactions between process, tool and down-stream processes.

- Working with external and internal partners, including semiconductor equipment and/or materials manufacturers.
- Surface and analytical characterization techniques such as ICPMS, SIMS, XPS, FT-IR, SEM, TEM, Hg probe, EBSD, Hall, Raman, etc.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth experience of cell dielectric materials.
  • Extensive experience in channel mobility engineering.

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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