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Director of Storage Software Strategy

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Location: San Jose, CA


Job Overview:

Toshiba is looking for a Director of Storage Software Strategy with extensive expertise in software development with strong organizational leadership, high judgment, and previous experience setting technology direction to achieve strategic objectives. In this role, you will interact across technical/functional areas with senior management - both domestically and internationally - to conceptualize and deliver innovative solutions. The successful candidate for this exciting role will combine entrepreneurial thinking with disciplined execution to deliver an architectural roadmap ahead of rapidly changing market and customer needs.



A driving force in helping determine strategic direction of the project. The successful candidate will need to:

Understand how SSD's work, including the physics of the drives (strengths and limitations), a working knowledge of the FTL, and be able to knowledgably interact with TSB experts.
Understand how SSD's interact with the host and how the host uses them.
Deep knowledge and experience in the storage ecosystem, including SW (OSS, SDS).
Understand -- from a technology perspective - storage history as well as trends in storage, storage SW and applications (especially SDS).
Maintain a great professional network within the SSD ecosystem



Ability to lead development of SW tools and solutions as defined by the project

A history in leading technology development is a must.
Ability to individually design SW (C++, Linux) is helpful, but not required
Can manage remote/contract SW developers
Able to work effectively, efficiently and amicably with other project team-mates in TAEC and Japan

They need to be personable and able to cooperate
Ability to interface and engage knowledgably and credibly with key players within Japan R&D



MBA preferred, BSEE or BSCS.

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