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SSD Firmware Engineering Manager

Job Overview:

TMA is looking for a hands-on SSD Firmware Engineering Manager to join its SSD MST (Manufacturing Self Test) Firmware team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing and delivering SSD MST firmware for our Enterprise SSD products. As a senior member of the TMA engineering team, you will participate in all phases of our next generation SSD products. 

Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead a team of firmware engineers through design reviews and structured development- develop and execute to schedule
  • Specify the firmware architecture and develop code targeted for embedded systems (this is a hands on role!)
  • Assist other organizational functions in ensuring a successful product launch (hardware engineering, internal test activities, product engineering and customer qualifications support)
  • Coordinate with manufacturing worldwide to ensure the pilot run and mass production are done smoothly
  • Contribute to our products definition jointly with peer engineering teams and product management.
  • Prototype product concepts and contribute to firmware architecture.
  • Innovate and be creative within the engineering function.

Requirements:

To succeed in this role, the candidate must have the following proven experiences or expertise:

  • Strong leadership, mentoring and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record as a team lead or manager, including 3 years as a manager
  • Proficient communication skills both written and verbal in order to interface with firmware engineers as well as peer engineering teams and partners, in some cases across sites
  • Experience architecting and delivering complex firmware systems in small and mid-size team environments
  • Ability to scope and estimate development effort
  • Proficient and comfortable with standard software development methodologies including source control systems (Git, SVN or similar) and defect tracking systems (JIRA or similar)
  • Strong understanding of RISC processors, including but not limited to: C calling conventions, instruction and data caches, CPU pipeline and its impact to firmware, CPU contexts for interrupts and other operating modes
  • 10 years of embedded firmware experience is required, including successfully delivering firmware for two different embedded systems (platforms and CPUs)
  • 10 years of Firmware/System debug skills with tools such as JTAG debugger, GDB and protocol analyzer
  • Over 10 years in C programming, exposure to C++ a plus
  • 5 years of prior experience with scripting languages for test automation (Perl, Python or similar)

While not absolutely required, experience with the following is highly preferred and will highly increase your ability to impact the architecture and/or design:

  • Understanding of NAND flash concepts: interfaces (ONFI, Toggle), architectures (MLC, TLC and multiplane) and challenges due to smaller geometries (read and retry)
  • Experience with Multi-Core firmware design and inter-processor communications
  • Understanding the manufacturing processes and quality control

Education:

  • BS degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering required. MS preferred.

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