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Hardware Development Engineer - SSD Quality and Reliability

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020

Role Number:200114937

Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As p...Summary


Posted: Jan 30, 2020

Role Number:200114937

Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you'll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You'll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you'll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple's devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices.

Our expert engineer will conduct quality assessment and statistical analysis for SSD and NAND products to ensure components meet Apple quality standards. You'll work directly with NAND vendors/CM sites audits. Additionally, you will be involved in formulating the Q&R requirements of SSD and NAND components to help define Apple's mass storage solutions for our current line of world-class products. You will have a direct technical impact on what our future product capabilities will be!

Your proven success and technical depth in managing external supplier will make you drive items to closure across lamulti-functionalonal teams. This is an outstanding opportunity to showcase your skills in Flash memory wafer process, package assembly, test and system design. At Apple we hire champion for quality and best-in-class product solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years in SSD or NAND Flash memory experience
  • Expertise in Flash Quality and Reliability
  • Protocol knowledge of SATA, SAS, and PCIe interfaces
  • Logic knowledge or high-level programing languages (C, SQL, Python, etc...)
  • Experience with system level NAND flash engineering is a plus
  • Experience with semiconductor package engineering is a plus


Our SSD Quality and Reliability Engineer should have past experience with most of the following activities:
- Familiar with NAND physics and failure mechanism, understand usage condition and capable of developing and conducting NAND/SSD RDT (Reliability Demonstration Test)
- Experience in data analysis, statistical analysis and reliability modeling. Expert in reliability analysis such as product lifetime projection, accelerated factor studies, and reliability allocations.
- Experience in semiconductor system risk assessment methodology, e.g. FMEA, DOEs and Six-sigma method.
- Managing vendors NAND memory qualification, manufacturing quality systems and methods, failure analysis, PCN control, MRB and lot disposition, and conducting on-site Audit
- Drive vendors NAND quality/reliability target and performance to meet Apple's requirements
- Develop analytical tools and quality screens to assure early identification of potential problems with new NAND product and packaging
- Supporting internal engineering and management teams in SSD/NAND memory failure analysis, and defining corrective actions
- Creating and maintaining a failure analysis workflow with CMs, vendors and internal team

Education & Experience

MS or BS Degree in technical discipline

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2020-08-21 Expires: 2020-09-20

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Hardware Development Engineer - SSD Quality and Reliability

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