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Senior Logic Design Engineer - (SK)

Folsom, CA 95630
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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 DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING team as 3D NAND Logic Design Engineer and work on the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses industry-leading SSD technology and the most capable Triple Level Cell (TLC) & Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As Sr. Logic Design 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 is part of 3D NAND logic design and validation team. Candidate will be a technical individual contributor in design and validation of the on-chip controller and mixed signal circuitry in 3D NAND FLASH chips.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Architecture development, product definition, and full-chip/block-level validation and debug.
  • Micro Architecture spec development, RTL design and implementation of the controller hardware, synthesis, APR, and full timing/power closure. Debug RTL simulations.
  • Development of firmware code for NAND operations such as Write, Read and Erase.
  • Validating the functionality of new architectural features of next generation designs by developing the validation test plan and participate in coverage analysis.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to follow up with all phases of design from conceptual design to production support efficiently.
  • Participate in post silicon evaluation and debug.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork.
  • Troubleshooting and analyzing complex problems.


Minimum qualifications:

Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and related field.

7+ years' experience in the following:

  • Verilog or System Verilog language
  • Programming experience in C, C++, Python or Perl
  • Digital design flow, from the spec all the way to the physical design
  • Firmware development for dedicated controllers
  • Hands-on Silicon debug/evaluation

Preferred Qualifications:

6+ years of experience in the following:

  • 2D or 3D NAND or non-volatile memory design experience with strong fundamentals in Flash-cell and in Semiconductor device physics.
  • Working with cross functional teams (product engineering, technology, spec development, architecture, SSD system).
  • UVM and test bench development.

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.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

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.

Posted: 2022-05-15 Expires: 2022-06-15

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