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Senior Staff Firmware Engineer

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

 

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Firmware Sr. Manager of SSD Firmware Customization Engineering, as a Senior Staff Firmware Engineer for Toshiba Inc., you will be responsible for providing the technical capability in the creation and customization of Firmware for use in SSD products. You will be responsible for generating, compiling and testing firmware. This firmware activity can be at any point within in the product development life cycle and can range from additional features and customizations to new product feature and product firmware based ideas. You will also be responsible for providing technical support to implement the development and quality assurance processes necessary to insure the firmware consistently and provides the required functionality, usability, quality/reliability, performance, and supportability to insure the products meet or exceed their design and customer targets.

 

Responsibilities:

Develop and modify existing firmware subsystems for SSD products that meet or exceed the requirements of the technical spec matrix; including, but not limited to: Performance, Endurance, Capacity, Functionality, and Quality/Reliability
Firmware Quality Assurance: Run and modify a firmware functional integration test capability that insures the firmware subsystem meets the quality, functional, and performance requirements required at each integration milestone in the product development lifecycle
Firmware Quality Assurance Process: Modify and deliver a functional integrity test process that is capable of continuous improving pre-integration firmware quality, while reducing test time, and maintaining test cost
Proactively provide to Management, cross-functional team members, and the firmware team consistent, detailed, and properly summarized information regarding activities within the firmware development organization and status of firmware development projects

 

Requirements:

10+ years' experience in the embedded systems development field
7+ years' experience with storage devices
5+ years' experience with SSD firmware development
Experience designing and developing firmware using assembly and C/C++ programming
Proficiency debugging an embedded firmware application
Proficiency in using development tools and IDE's such as SourcePoint and Realview
The ability to analyze firmware and hardware issues
A high level of skill in problem re-creation and trapping as well as identifying and optimizing performance of critical algorithms
Hands-on experience in firmware development and verification, system failure analysis, and problem solving
A working knowledge of digital hardware design and test equipment such as In-Circuit Emulators (ICE) and logic/bus analyzers (highly desired but not required)

 

Education:

BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar degree

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