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Sr. Staff Engineer - Firmware SAS

San Jose, California | Contract

Post Date: 09/21/2017 Job ID: 17548 Industry: IT/Software Development

Position Title: Sr. Staff Engineer – Firmware SAS

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

We are currently looking for Firmware Engineers to join our rapidly growing Enterprise Product Development in San Jose, CA that is developing the next generation of enterprise solid-state flash technologies. Our core development focus is the host interface firmware layer that sits in the intersection of system software and flash management firmware. This key host interface firmware technology drives breakthrough V-NAND technology and enables our customers to power performance-oriented, demanding, enterprise-class applications ranging from hyper-scale data centers, to big data processing, to software defined virtualized storage arrays and infrastructures.

The ideal candidate for this role would share our passion for creating and innovating new technologies, and thrive in a highly dynamic, fast-paced, results-driven environment. We are looking for highly talented, passionate, and versatile engineers that can create the next generation enterprise SSD solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and development of high performance firmware and software for cutting-edge enterprise SSD products.
  • Debug, optimize, and validate SSD firmware on complex embedded multi-core architectures.
  • Support customer qualification and adoption of SSD products.
  • Participate in ground-breaking advanced SSD storage development and research projects.

Required Skills:
  • BS and 10+ years’ experience MS and 8+ years’ experience  in Computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, of relevant experience in storage firmware development is required.
  • Strong programming experience and demonstrated proficiency in C/C++ for embedded systems, including development of algorithms, manipulation of complex data structures, and implementing highly optimized code, is required.
  • Relevant hands on experience in embedded software or firmware development, including storage devices or other embedded platforms is required.
  • Experience with one or more of the following storage related technologies: NAND Flash/FTL, Fibre Channel, NVM Express, SAS, SATA, SCSI, SSD, PCI Express, eMMC, or UFS is beneficial.
  • Experience with ARM or equivalent embedded multi-core microprocessor architectures is required.
  • Hands on experience with JTAG/ICE debuggers and protocol analyzers is required.
  • Some scripting experience in one of Python/Perl/Javascript is desired.
  • Familiarity and experience with modern agile software development methodologies and practices is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, as part of a local and globally distributed team.
  • Good oral and written skills for communication and documentation of technical information.
  • Open to domestic and/or international travel.
  • Is comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity.
  • Storage industry experience and familiarity with SAS/SATA/NNMe protocols is preferred.

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.

Jason Mason

My goal as a Technical recruiter is to gain credibility and trust with candidates, learn about their skills and aspirations, and find the best position for them to grow professionally. New to Protingent, I am eager to apply my recruiting skills in the technical world. I love recruiting because it utilizes my personality, intelligence, and creativity to become more efficient and effective every day. When I am not at work, I am a very passionate musician (I sing and play guitar daily). Ping me, let's get started today.

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