Firmware Validation Engineer - SK

Intel
Folsom, CA 95630
  • Job Code
    JR0180717
Job Description
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 - 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 Core Systems Engineering as a Security 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 Security Firmware Validation Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix. Candidates being hired for Phase 1 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. 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 experience in validating architecture, external interfaces, and product constraints, along with ability to validate architectures/features that meet these 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, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe.The team utilizes the Agile development methodologies, therefore, excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with 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 trustExcellent written and presentation skillsA history of self-starting and effective multitasking, with strong influencing and leadership skillsYou will join a fast-paced team developing new validation software for Intel Solid State Drives (SSD).You will utilize and grow your experience in validating architecture, external interfaces, and product constraints, along with ability to validate architectures/features that meet these 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, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe.The team utilizes the Agile development methodologies, therefore, excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with 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 trustExcellent written and presentation skillsA 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. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork/classes/research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences. This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly. Education:The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree with at least 2 years additional experience or a Master of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.Minimum Requirements:6+ months of experience in the following areas:Software or firmware development experience in an embedded systems validation environment with programming in Python/C/C++Developing, reviewing, and implementing test plansSoftware validation concepts and coverage analysis toolsDeveloping unit tests for code coverage and quality validation Preferred Requirements:Previous Intel Internships6+ months of experience in the following areas:Storage industry (SSDs or enterprise storage)Validation development techniques utilizing hardware and firmware toolsExposure to commercial product development/validation environmentStructured software development and practices, analytical problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous improvementEnterprise storage interface protocols (e.g., SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe)SSD or enterprise storage device security protocols and techniques (e.g., Opal, ESSC, and AES)Software/firmware development processes including workflow and continuous integration validationDevOps process strategies, tools and execution, from code check-in through Continuous Integration and Continuous DeliveryProject planning, estimation, and risk managementCustomer requirements definition, clarification, and technical assessmentValidation of TCG storage security specificationsFuzz and/or Penetration testing tools

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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