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Intel Senior SSD Firmware Engineer SK in Folsom, California

Job Description

This position is associated with the sale of Intel's NAND memory and storage business to SK Hynix (You can read more about the transaction in the press release - https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/10/nand-memory-news-q-a.pdf). The transaction will enhance the resources and potential of the business' storage solutions, including client and enterprise SSDs, in the rapidly growing NAND Flash space amid the era of big data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join Core Systems Engineering as a SSD Firmware Engineer and work on one of the most advanced 3DNAND and SSD technology portfolios in the world. As the global leader in the semiconductor industry, Intel possesses many industry-leading SSD technologies including the most capable Quadruple Level Cell (QLC) NAND Flash products. As a SSD Firmware Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK Hynix.

Candidates being hired for Phase 1 This position aligns to Phase 1 of the transaction, which includes the 3DNAND enterprise and client SSD business. Phase 1 is expected to close in late 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. At deal close, all employees aligned to this phase of the transaction will transition to SK Hynix.

Intel technology provides amazing user experiences across many devices. As a Firmware Engineer in NSG Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group you will develop and test the firmware that controls Intel's cutting edge SSD's Solid State Drives. You will collaborate with hardware design engineers to define the product feature set and work within a product development team to deliver firmware that meets or exceeds product requirements. This position gives you the opportunity to be part of one of Intel's fastest growing teams and enables you to work on industry changing memory technologies. We are seeking a self-motivated firmware engineer to join a growing team of SSD developers who focus on moving Intel's NAND & SSD technologies into new market segments. The Firmware engineer will be responsible for developing all FW features to build an enterprise quality data center SSD. Challenges include power / performance optimization, media management, security features enabling, front end protocol optimization etc. An SSD firmware engineer in this group will be involved in numerous activities including contributing to the embedded architecture and design, hardware interface programming, algorithm design/implementation and custom customer feature implementation. Product requirements evolve quickly as SSDs gain market share, so new and creative solutions are demanded on a regular basis of our engineers to meet the customer requirements or showcase new SSD capabilities. Our team is focused on building SSDs that add renewed and differentiated value to the PC platform in market segments that are early adopters of SSD products. Engineers are responsible for design, source code development, review and maintenance, unit and system level test/verification and release of the entire SSD firmware stack. Responsibilities may be quite diverse in a technical nature and will vary significantly depending on the unique needs of the role, U.S. experience and education requirements. This position is available in Folsom. The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits: Verbal and written communication skills for interfacing with peers and partners across other disciplines. Analytical, programming and debugging skills. Positive can-do attitude. Team player with initiative.

Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Requirements: The candidate must have a BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Minimum 3+ years of experience in the following areas: Embedded firmware development C, C++ programming Python or Perl Computer Architecture Operating systems Firmware development environments including compilers, debuggers, and emulators

Preferred Requirements: Minimum 3+ years of experience in the following areas: Storage protocols SATA, SAS, PCIe, NVMe Developing unit tests for code quality validation Agile development methodologies Data manipulation and memory-management algorithms in flash memories Hardware/software interactions RTOS concepts including task switching, deadlocks, and resource management Experience using UML to develop software designs and implementations.

Inside this Business Group

Non-Volatile Solutions Memory Group: The Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group is a worldwide organization that delivers NAND flash memory products for use in Solid State Drives (SSDs), portable memory storage devices, digital camera memory cards, and other devices. The group is responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, as well as wafer and SSD manufacturing.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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