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Reliability Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 218401 


Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.


As a Reliability Engineer working in the R&D Emerging Memory Technology Group at Micron, you will be working in an industry leading 300mm R&D facility on technology which enables future memory scaling. You will focus on Reliability characterization of memories such as PCM, RRAM, STT, Nanotube, 3D, Crosspoint, FBC, etc., both for non-volatile, and volatile memories. The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for the development of memory-test patterns, analyzing electrical failures, improvement of yield and of overall cell performance, debug, design, simulation and implementation of circuit and process changes on test chips. In addition to a broad basis of Reliability knowledge, you have device physics expertise and a deep understanding of Semiconductor Device Physics including CMOS, bipolar, diodes, etc. You interact significantly with simulation, modeling, characterization, design and product groups.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Design reliability experiments and coordinate their execution for emerging memory cells, selector and access devices, thin film transistors and CMOS. Analyze array reliability and support process qualification of emerging memory technologies to enable new product development and manufacturability.
  • Understand array reliability failure modes, the underlying physical mechanisms, and test methods for accelerating those mechanisms.
  • Perform statistical analysis of array data collected across a variety of test platforms, including single die, wafer level, and lot level.
  • Develop reliability models using customer usage models, acceleration factor modeling, detection methods, qualification methods, etc.
  • Evaluate in-line, probe, parametric, and back end data.
  • Collaborate with test engineers to enable volume data collection at wafer and unit level.
  • Utilize engineering test stations to design, implement and analyze array characterization experiments.
  • Perform, Correlate, and analyze array reliability and characterization testing to product reliability.
  • Gain understanding of array architecture and circuits, as well as cell properties, functionality, and reliability through multi-functional interaction.
  • Devise and execute experiments to evaluate memory cell capabilities and properties and the effects on reliability, functionality, and performance.
  • Develop and support test chips, gather and disseminate data.
  • Work with design and process integration engineers to provide requirements and validate functionality of test chips to explore array device physics.
  • Perform tests and propose testing solutions to generate data.
  • Analyze data and provide feedback to process integration and design to enable process and design improvements.
  • Define, support and capture data on media management techniques, on-chip and in-system to improve performance and reliability of end product.
  • Support analysis of existing systems, using knowledge of design, device, and reliability to propose exploration paths.
  • Distill system knowledge and device knowledge into proposals for memory management features.
  • Support media management exploration with experiments and data analysis to validate assumptions and virtually qualify media management techniques.
  • Present data in a clear and concise format, using appropriate plot/method to best convey conclusions.
  • Written and verbal communication skills are a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, and team building skills
  • The ability to work in teams and to work well with others and to be a self-starter with strong work ethic is also critical for this job.


  • You have a detailed knowledge of mainstream memory technologies such as DRAM, NAND, NOR, & SRAM acquired through significant industry experience.
  • Expertise in device physics.
  • You are very familiar with both Process Integration & Circuit/Architecture issues as they relate to memory.
  • You are proficient with data analysis, DOE, and statistical techniques.


  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other related technical field is required.

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more, visit

Micron believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. Micron recruits, hires, trains, promotes, disciplines and provides other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, marital status or other classifications protected under law or Company policy. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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