Firmware Validation Engineer

Intel
Folsom, CA 95630
  • Job Code
    JR0175082
Job Description

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 - https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/10/nand-memory-news-q-a.pdf). 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 Client NAND Division as a Firmware Validation Engineer 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 Firmware Validation 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 1 of the transaction, which includes the 3DNAND 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.

Intel is currently seeking Firmware Validation professionals to join a growing team working on validating next generation Solid State Disk (SSD) solutions within our Non-volatile Memory Solutions Group. In this position you will join a fast paced team developing new validation software for Intel Solid State Drives (SSD).
+You will utilize and grow your skills in validating firmware architecture, internal functions, and external interfaces, along with ability to validate architectures/features that meet the product constraints while providing new value for the platform.
+You will design, develop, and verify validation software and tests in an embedded systems environment and review and maintain the validation ecosystem utilizing Python/Perl/C/C++.
+You will use and gain experience in storage interface standards such as SATA, PCIe, and NVMe. This requires the ability to work closely with all team members, both locally and across the organization is required.

As a validation engineer, regular responsibilities include but are not be limited to:
+Develop, review, document, and maintain source code in Python/C/C++Analyze and develop validation tests for internal and external (customer) specifications.
+Define, develop and implement firmware validation test plans and test content with deep comprehension of firmware algorithms and customer specifications, Integrate tests into an automated test environment, and collaborate with test execution teams to drive validation plans/strategy. Review, track, and document test results and failures.
+Triage failures, recommend and/or implement solutions. Work closely with internal teams such as ASIC and firmware development to drive resolution of firmware and system bugs.
+Identify opportunities for improvements, and drive improved validation methodologies within the team.
+Work with project stakeholders to turn product requirements into development and validation plans.
Participate in and role model an Agile/Kanban development culture which emphasizes product quality, team accountability, and continuous improvement.
+Coordinate priorities and activities with other engineering stakeholders to accomplish committed milestones

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
+The ability to listen, understand and respond professionally to partner questions and issues while building trust. Written and presentation skills. A history of self-starting and effective multitasking, with strong influencing and leadership skills


Qualifications

You 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.

Minimum Requirements:
The candidate must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or a related field

Minimum 1+ year of experience in the following areas:
Software or firmware development experience in an embedded systems validation environment with programming in Python/C/C++

Experience in developing, reviewing, and implementing test plans

Knowledge of software validation concepts and coverage analysis tools

Developing unit tests for code coverage and quality validation


Preferred Requirements:
Minimum 1+ years of experience in the following areas:
Storage industry (Non-Volatile Memory and Client SSDs )

Validation development techniques utilizing hardware and firmware tools

Exposure to commercial product development/validation environment

Structured software development and practices, analytical problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous improvement

Client storage interface protocols (e.g. PCIe, and NVMe)

Client SSD storage device security protocols and techniques (e.g., Opal, Pyrite, ATA, and AES)

Software/firmware development processes including workflow and continuous integration validation

DevOps process strategies, tools and execution, from code check-in through Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Project planning, estimation, and risk management

Customer requirements definition, clarification, and technical assessment

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

Canada, Vancouver;US, California, Santa Clara



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.


Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here

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