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Senior Design Engineer - Networking

San Jose, California | Contract

Post Date: 10/04/2017 Job ID: 17601 Industry: IT/Networking/Hardware

Position Title: Senior Design Engineer – Networking

Position Description:   Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in San Jose, CA.

The Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) is part of the Memory Business Unit, the industry' s technology and volume leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SRAM memory.  MSL’ s vision is to solve key problems & optimize architecture solutions for Cloud & Data center environments. We are an integral part of the R&D focus & lab innovation engine. We work closely with development teams to bring feature innovation to product roadmaps.

The Candidate will be a key technical member of System Architecture Lab.  He or she will join a team of experts in researching and developing innovative data center/ cloud networking, storage, and compute ASIC/ FPGA and system solutions. The ideal candidate must have prior experience developing architecture and design of leading edge networking, storage, embedded computing ASIC and/ or FPGA.

  • Research architectural trade-offs of networked storage controller ASIC/ FPGA
  • Research, evaluate and integrate acquired hardware Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Develop new IP for high performance networked storage based solid state drives
  • Research emerging technology standards and map to optimal implementation in FPGA/ ASIC
  • Work with other hardware/ software architects developing one of a kind innovative FPGA prototypes, contribute to feasibility studies & developing solutions
  • Assist software architects developing Linux/ Windows device driver, test and debug
  • Propose and execute on innovations in software and hardware architecture based on their benefits to large-scale applications.

Required Skills:

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of development experience and expertise in at least one of the following:
    • Ethernet protocol accelerators such as TOE / UOE
    • RDMA protocols such as InfiniBand, iWARP, RoCE v1/v2
    • 10-100 Gb Ethernet controller, switch, or RNIC
  • In depth background in HDL development, synthesis, debug, simulation, test bench creation and debug using CAD tools (Synopsys, Mentor, Cadence, or FPGA tools)
  • Solid expertise in computer architecture, including experience with some of the following: server systems, data centers, processors, memory hierarchy, memory subsystems, storage, I/O and networking.
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to meet aggressive project deadlines in a team environment
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams, including coordinating across organizational boundaries and geographies.
  • Ability to create near term value within a strategic research environment.
  • Comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity

Preferred Skills:
  • Hands on lab prototype set up, testing, measurement and debug is highly desired.
  • Understanding of low level software and device drivers such as Firmware, Boot, UEFI, PCIe, Ethernet controller and similar device drivers is desired.
  • Understanding of typical hyperscale and data center applications and benchmarks desired.

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Monique Walker

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