Transistor Reliability R&D Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

The Transistor Reliability Research and Development (R&D) Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • The candidate will help to develop leading-edge logic process technologies that will be used in future CPU and SOC products by ensuring the front end of line and transistors meet reliability requirements.
  • Depending on candidate background the job role may include researching transistor reliability device physics, developing physics-based and empirical compact models that quantify transistor reliability, and/or developing new process technologies from research through certification.
  • Additionally, the job role may involve partnering with process development teams to define new transistor architectures, materials, and process flows.
  • The job involves developing and conducting electrical tests to quantify transistor reliability behavior and identify new failure modes that may be present in emerging technologies.  
  • Designing and executing experiments to determine the necessary parameters for reliability model development and validation.
  • Developing new acceleration techniques and analytical tools to assure the early identification of potential reliability problems with new products manufacturing processes and transistor architecture.
  • Formulating risk assessments and making quality and reliability predictions based on data collected using statistical principles and design of experiments fundamentals.
  • Creating layout design layout rules and specifications to ensure transistor reliability. 
  • Advising design engineering on selection application and test of electronic components and systems.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams to solve reliability issues during technology development and ramp to high volume manufacturing.
  • Recommending process technology certification evaluation and acceptance criteria.
  • Recommending design test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.
  • Partners may include Logic Technology Development (LTD), Advanced Design, circuit design teams, Wafer Fab Manufacturing, Test FSM, and partners within Intel's Customer Quality Network (CQN) focused on product development and manufacturing reliability. 


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 Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field of study with 8+ years of experience in semiconductor device physics or a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field of study with 3+ years of experience in semiconductor device physics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in/with:
    • Developing device physics models through TCAD compact modeling or first principles physics.
    • Experimental design execution and interpretation.
    • Semiconductor device fabrication integration and characterization.
    • Electrical test of semiconductor devices including experience with various types of measurement equipment B1500 or similar SPA oscilloscopes function generators High-frequency test experience.
    • VLSI circuit design including analog and digital design concepts and physical layout interactions.
    • Reliability failure statistics physics or failure mechanisms.
    • Programming with scripting language (JSL PERL Python SQL TCL VBScript).
    • Statistical analysis packages such as JMP or Minitab.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

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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