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Validation Engineer

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As an SSD Validation Engineer, you will be responsible for providing the technical leadership and direction to validate 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 Senior Validation Engineering team has critical responsibilities in systems test, compatibility testing, and customer system (pre-qualification) testing. The Validation Engineering team is responsible for proving that the product meets functional and performance metrics as well as proving that the product is of high quality and will be reliable across its life span. We work closely with the Development teams as well as the business units, coordinating validations and testing required to deliver product to the factory as well as customers.

 You will be responsible for defining and executing validation test that ensure our SSD products meet customer expectations. Specific tasks include developing and executing regression tests suites using standardized test platforms and software, maintaining accurate test records and maintenance of test systems.


  • Reliability & Compatibility Testing
  • System Validations
  • Failure Analysis
  • Managing test and equipment used for the tests
  • Triage and summary of tests
  • Assist in other areas, as assigned


  • Education: Bachelors or Masters in EE/CE/CS or Equivalent Experience (see below)
  • 3-7+ years' experience Systems and silicon validation
  • Good verbal communication skills (English)
  • NAND processes (Silicon process and CMOS cell structures)
  • JEDEC & JESD218 standards for SSD Endurance
  • Advanced understanding of computer system architecture fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of storage device regression processes
  • Experience working with computer equipment and peripherals
  • Expertise with data manipulation/analysis (spreadsheets or more advanced tools)
  • Expertise with PCIE and SATA storage devices
  • Scripting and test automation a requirement
  • NAND reliability experience
  • Expertise in SATA, SAS, or PCIE protocol and debug, including knowledge of relevant debug tools (protocol analyzers, scopes, logic analyzers)
  • Experience with common low-power processor architecture and development/debug tools
  • 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)
  • Strong software development and debug skills
  • Expertise with Windows and Linux
  • Experience with test case management


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