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Firmware Validation Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00325
Location: California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/30/2018
Title : Firmware Validation Engineer
Location : Milpitas, CA

Rate :
FRESHERS
W2 - $29/ to $37/hour (assuming no benefits)
C2C $34/hour to $42/hour

JUNIORS (3-4 YRS EXPERIENCE)
W2 - $31/HOUR - $41/HOUR (ASSUMING NO BENEFITS)
C2C $36/HOUR - $46/HOUR

Job Description:

SSD products must be validated in house to assure that products shipped will meet OEM quality requirements. We need an experienced Firmware validation engineer to understand SSD's system design and firmware algorithms in order to create a firmware design verification plans and implement them in modern object oriented languages.
  • Work closely with the system architects and the firmware team to develop design verification plans, test bench and test cases
  • Develop an overall firmware validation strategy including defining validation infrastructure and validation methodology
  • Debug the firmware and expose design issues
  • Define and design functional tests required to meet customer needs
  • Review SSD validation requirements and influence future product design for debug and test
  • Work with customers to understand field bugs and to enhance the validation coverage
  • Interface with all key stakeholders to ensure product validation meets customer expectations and needs
Technical and analytical skills required
  • In depth understanding of firmware algorithms used in any NAND Flash based storage devices (SSD, eMMC, SD, USB Flash drives) or other storage devices
  • Experienced and familiar with firmware development, Integration and validation
  • Knowledgeable on product and quality standards and relevant host protocols, in particular NVMe and SATA.
  • Test coverage methods for real-time embedded systems, especially storage systems and/or NAND storage
  • Knowledge in any Host protocols like as NVMe, SATA, SCSI, eMMC, UFS is an added advantage
  • Able to methodically root cause complex failure mechanism
  • Strong programming knowledge & debugging skills in Python, C and C++.
Soft skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Team player
  • Able to develop key relationships
  • Able to elect requirements from all stakeholders
  • Be able to work in pressure for quick resolution and delivery.
Experience required
  • Minimum 5+ years in storage related OEM or Enterprise industry segments
  • Worked with international teams
  • Managed automated regression systems