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SSD Pathfinding and Architecture


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SSD Pathfinding and Architecture Careers at Intel in Hillsboro, OR
Job ID: JR0035660
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: College Grad

SSD Pathfinding and Architecture

Job Description

Intel's Storage Technologies Group STG is part of Intel's NVM Solutions Group NSG responsible for delivering Intel's solid-state storage products spanning both 3D NAND and 3DXP media technologies. STG is responsible for pathfinding and architecture in support of NSG's SSD business objectives.

The NAND SSD architecture team is part of STG and is responsible for the architectural definition for Intel's NAND-based datacenter SSDs, architecting innovative new solutions and SSDs to meet new market requirements in a segment that is experiencing rapid growth and high pace of innovation. In addition, the team is responsible for pathfinding and technology vetting of new concepts to refine them for product inclusion. The small cohesive senior team is led by an Intel Fellow.

Responsibilities include, but not limit to:

  • Analysis and prototyping to quantify architectural choices in order to support sound architectural decisions.
  • Prototyping, involving modification of existing SSD firmware, in order to assess potential approaches.
  • Close collaboration with architect and firmware partners is also required to ensure comprehensive consideration in supporting decisions.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with firmware partners as well as with senior architects.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Clear results orientation.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.


The candidate 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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your school work/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or any other related field.
  • Minimum 6 months of relevant hands-on experience in the following fields:
    • Hardware design and low-level software drivers, firmware, or systems software development.
    • Storage concepts.
    • Computer architecture, including operating system or low-level software fundamentals.

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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