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Sr. Quality and Reliability Engineer

 

Job Summary

As an SSD Senior Quality & Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for providing the technical leadership and direction to qualify Solid State Drives. You will have a key role in managing, creating and enhancing our ability to understand, verify and validate that our transformative technology products are meeting and exceeding expectations.

Our SSD Quality & Reliability Engineering team has critical responsibilities in planning the full product qualification and carrying out Reliability Demonstration Testing (RDT). The Quality & Reliability Engineering team is responsible for proving that the product meets quality metrics as well as proving that the product meets reliability metrics across its life span. We work closely with the Product Development Teams as well as the business units, coordinating testing required to deliver product to the factory as well as customers.

You will be responsible for product family risk assessment, stress definition, qualification planning and execution and issue management to ensure our SSD products meet customer expectations. The successful candidate will possess strong technical, influencing and communication skills and possess a proven track record working effectively with cross-functional as well as remotely located teams.

.This position is based in Folsom, CA.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop customized and new firmware subsystems for SSD products that meet or exceed the requirements including, but not limited to; performance, endurance, capacity, functionality, quality, reliability and customer requirements.
  • Develop a firmware functional integration test capability with software debug tools that insures the firmware subsystem meet the quality, functional, and performance requirements required at each integration milestone in the product development lifecycle.
  • Integrate with existing cross-site firmware development process and continuously look for improving firmware quality.
  • Develop and deliver a firmware team with consistent , detailed and properly summarized information regarding activities within the firmware development organization and status of firmware development projects
  • Working closely with validation team to ensure correct validation product coverage
  • Maintain and deliver results within a given budget.

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Qualifications and Skills

  • Product Development Team support
  • Product Qualification Stress and Test Definition
  • RDT Planning and Execution
  • Capacity and Resource Planning
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Failure Analysis
  • Product Development Team support
  • 3-7+ years' experience in semiconductor and/or component reliability (ideally NAND)
  • Understanding of SSD hardware and operation (protocols, form factors, wear leveling, RAID, etc.)
  • NAND process (silicon process and CMOS cell structure) expertise
  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (English)
  • Strong data analysis and statistics skills
  • Experience in Windows and Linux environments

Other:

  • Experience with SSD reliability testing standards (e.g. JESD218, JESD219)
  • Understanding of computer system architecture fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of storage device regression processes
  • Expertise in SATA, SAS, or PCIE protocol and debug, including knowledge of relevant debug tools (protocol analyzers, scopes, logic analyzers)
  • Experience with C and Python languages
  • Experience with embedded devices and development and debug of embedded systems
  • Experience developing and debugging code in the Windows* or Linux* environments, including driver development, validation, or debug
  • Experience with software development and debug tools (such as in-system processor probes, compilers/linkers, debuggers, source control systems, bug tracking tools - JIRA)
  • Software development and debugging skills

Education

  • Bachelors or Masters in EE/CE/CS or equivalent experience

 

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