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NSG Director / Sr. Director, Process Engineer


Santa Clara, CA
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NSG Director / Sr. Director, Process Engineer Careers at Intel in Santa Clara, CA
Job ID: JR0053189
Job Category: Engineering Management
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

NSG Director / Sr. Director, Process Engineer

Job Description

Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Technology Development Group is forming a new Process Engineering team focused on enabling and securing the 3D NAND technology roadmap.  This job requires an experienced process and equipment development leader with knowledge of multiple process areas.  The candidate will manage the development of world class semiconductor manufacturing processes, reporting directly to the VP of Process Engineering.  The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of delivering leading edge process capability and demonstrated collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams including equipment and material vendors.  This requisition has two openings.  The Patterning Module Director will manage Plasma Etch, Lithography and Wet Process.  The Thin Films Director will manage CVD, ALD, PVD, Diffusion, and Metrology/Defect Inspection. 

The candidate will build and lead a world class team with the following job responsibilities:

  • Defining roadmaps to meet requirements, goals and milestones for a new technology process.
  • Defining and establishing flow, procedures, and equipment configuration for the module.
  • Selecting and developing material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and manufacturability requirements.
  • Leading and conducting process, equipment and material development projects with equipment and material suppliers.  This will involve exceptional collaboration with cross-functional/cross-company teams and tool vendors to meet challenging program goals.
  • Designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
  • Working effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues.
  • Driving improvements on quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity and safety/ergonomic over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment and operating personnel.
  • Developing solutions to problems utilizing formal education, statistical knowledge, and problem solving tools.
  • Establishing process control systems for the process module.
  • Training production/receiving process engineers in high volume factories.
  • Transferring processes to high volume manufacturing and providing support in new factory startup.
  • Domestic and International travel, as necessary to support job responsibilities


PhD degree (or MS) in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry or an equivalent field. 10+ years of experience in semiconductor process and/or equipment development. Additional Requirements: 5+ years managing teams with direct reports Recognized industry leader with demonstrated track record including relevant technical publications and/or patents Demonstrated experience as internal / external spokesperson regarding technology or strategy. Demonstrated experience with executive presentations Demonstrate experience with technical problem solving skills, with multitasking Demonstrated experience working with external and internal partners, including leading edge semiconductor equipment and/or materials manufacturers. A fast learner, able to adapt to the culture and the technology Must be flexible in accommodating changing priorities and working hours to support business needs

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group:  The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices.  The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

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Position of Trust. This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Talent Consultant.


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