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canada ASIC Development Co-op (-SK)

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Vancouver
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storagebusiness 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 ASIC Verification team as a ASIC Development Co-op and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a ASIC Development Co-op, 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 1 of the transaction, which includes the 3DNAND enterprise and client SSD business. Phase 1 is expected to close in late 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. At deal close, all employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition to SK Hynix.

A co-op term with Intel of Canada's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a challenging but rewarding experience, allowing you to gain knowledge and experience in design and test of IC and module products for the next generation of Solid State Drives (SSDs). As a member of our Systems Engineering team, you will work alongside experienced engineers to solve new and interesting problems, making an important contribution to our exciting high performance SSD projects.

ASIC Development

Data is our future. 90 percent of all data today was created in the last two years and this trend will only accelerate. With the advent of AI, autonomous cars and data science, all of the data infrastructure we have built until now will need to be doubled in the next five years. Can you think of the possibilities?

The Vancouver ASIC team develops SoCs which power next generation Optane and NAND Client and Enterprise Solid State Drives (SSD) - a key enabler for our data hungry future. Modern ASICs have grown exponentially more complex in order to enable greater functionality, to push the limits of performance and to use less power. Nevertheless, ASIC verification must absorb and adapt to this growth because high quality ASICs are crucial for success. Our team develops object oriented models using cutting edge techniques and methodologies which are then simulated and compared against the ASIC.
Employees are encouraged to work remotely due to Covid-19, all new hire orientations will be done virtually. This is subject to change and employees deemed as essential workers may be required to work on-site.

We are looking for enthusiastic students with problem solving abilities, communication and desire to learn. Technically, a solid foundation of digital design (VHDL, Verilog) and object oriented programming is desired but not required. Students who are looking for a challenging and rewarding work experience should not hesitate to apply.

Job assignments will be based on available projects during the work term and on the skills and interests of the student. We encourage undergraduate graduate candidates to apply. We encourage students with relevant work experience (other co-op terms, work experience) to apply.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position.

  • Candidate must be pursuing a BS degree in Software Engineering, Computer Scientist or related field

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.

Other Locations: Virtual US and Canada


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. 

Job Skills/Competencies Required

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.

  • Debugging and problem solving skills
  • Project based teamwork
  • Fundamental Digital Logic Design
  • Object Oriented Programming experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Linux experience
  • Languages: C, C++, Python, Java, System C, VHDL, FPGA, SystemVerilog, or UVM
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