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DFM/Software/CAD Engineer Lead/Manager (SK)

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

The Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Process Technology Development Group is responsible for developing state-of-the-art NVM memory technologies like 3D-NAND.

As a Design For Manufacturing (DFM) software / Optical Proximity Correction (OPC) engineer within this organization, you will be chartered with coding and maintaining mask algorithms, and Design Rule Check (DRC) run sets and will be involved in prep work on the mask data prior to tape-out of reticles for current and future NVM technologies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coding and maintaining mask synthesis algorithms and DRC run sets for modification and validation of GDS2/OASIS data to the specification of technology development engineers (DR team) which will be developed based on constant process/reticle/layout interaction requirements.
  • Write clear concise code in Calibre and Hercules languages without errors.
  • Document and present code in Generator/Tape out Code Design Reviews.
  • Write and maintain Calibre-based run sets for design rule checks (DRC) for various formats of layout and reticle data (GDS2/Stream files/ Oasis).
  • Write pattern matching checks in Calibre for complicated layouts which are required for High Volume manufacturing.
  • Write metal fill code and optimize algorithms to pass density and DFM flows.
  • Interface with multiple groups like Process Integration, Design Rules, CAD, Layout, Scribe, and Mask shops with patience and thoroughness.
  • Drive projects across multi-disciplinary teams focusing on layout and mask generation issues.
  • Drive diagnostic projects across multi-disciplinary teams to understand the product and test structure failures and their interaction with layout and mask synthesized data.

The ideal candidate will have the following behavioral skill:

  • Managed a small group of individual contributors in a high growth setting helpful.

The position is associated with the sale of the NAND business to SK Hynix aligning to Phase 2 of the transaction. Employees aligned to Phase 2 will continue to be employed by Intel developing NAND technology and components. 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 Solidigm, a stand-alone US subsidiary of SK Hynix headquartered in San Jose, California with offices world-wide. Solidigm is a leading global supplier of NAND flash memory solutions, led by Robert (Rob) B. Crooke as CEO, previously senior vice president and general manager of Intels Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. To read more, see: https://www.intc.com/news-events/press-releases/detail/1513/intel-sells-ssd-business-and-dalian-facility-to-sk-hynix


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

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Material Science, Chemistry, or related field.
6 plus years' of experience in the following areas:

  • Semiconductor industry experience in mask synthesis in a high-volume manufacturing setting.
  • Industry-standard measurement tools (DFII, K2VIEW or others).
  • Scripting languages (Perl or Python).
  • Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications
6 plus years' of experience in the following areas:

  • Calibre, Hercules in Unix/Linux environments.
  • Tape-out and Mask Generation Flows for High volume manufacturing.
  • GDS2/SF/OASIS format and layout hierarchy and layer maps.
  • Fab areas like Lithography, OPC, Scribe, Metal Fill, or CMP.

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 strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.

Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

Posted: 2022-06-23 Expires: 2022-07-25

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