Job Description :
Position: Firmware Validation Engineer
Location : Santa Clara, CA
Duration : 12 months +

Job Description:
SanDisk SATA 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 SATA/NVMe 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 SanDisk SATA/NVMe SSD validation requirements and influence future SanDisk 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 SATA and NVMe.
Test coverage methods for real-time embedded systems, especially storage systems and/or NAND storage
Knowledge in any Host protocols like as SCSI, SATA, eMMC, UFS, PCIe, NVMe 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, be a 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 7+ years in storage related OEM or Enterprise industry segments
Worked with international teams