SSD Firmware Validation Engineer - SK
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 -
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
This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join our Data
Center NAND Division as a Firmware Validation 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 Firmware Validation Engineer, you will be part of a world-class
team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK Hynix.
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 is currently seeking Firmware Validation professionals to
join a growing team working on validating next generation Solid
State Disk (SSD) solutions within our Non-volatile Memory Solutions
In this position you will join a fast paced team developing new
validation software for Intel Solid State Drives (SSD). You will
utilize and grow your experience in validating architecture,
external interfaces, and product constraints, along with ability to
validate architectures/features that meet these constraints while
providing new value for the platform. You will design, develop, and
verify validation software and tests in an embedded systems
environment and review and maintain the validation ecosystem
utilizing Python/Perl/C/C++. You will use and gain experience in
storage interface standards such as SATA, SAS, PCIe, and NVMe. The
team utilizes the Agile development methodologies, therefore,
excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with
team members, both locally and across the organization is
As a Validation Firmware Engineer, regular responsibilities
include but are not be limited to:
- Develop, review, document, and maintain source code in
- Define, develop and implement firmware validation test plans
and test content with deep comprehension of firmware algorithms and
- Integrate tests into an automated test environment, and
collaborate with test execution teams to drive validation
- Review, track and document test results and failures.
- Triage failures, recommend and/or implement solutions.
- Work closely with internal teams such as ASIC and firmware
development to drive resolution of firmware and system bugs.
- Identify opportunities for improvements, and drive improved
validation methodologies within the team.
A successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Listening, understanding and responding professionally to
partner questions and issues while building trust.
- Excellent written and presentation skills.
- A history of self-starting and effective multitasking, with
strong influencing and leadership skills.
The candidate must have a Bachelor or a Master Degree in
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or
a related field.
1+ years of software or firmware development experience in an
embedded systems validation environment with programming in
1+ years of experience in developing, reviewing, and
implementing test plans.
1+ years of experience in software validation concepts and
coverage analysis tools.
1+ years of experience in developing unit tests for code
coverage and quality validation.
Storage industry (SSDs or enterprise storage).
Validation development techniques utilizing hardware and
Exposure to commercial product development/validation
Structured software development and practices, analytical
problem solving, innovation and a mindset of continuous
Enterprise storage interface protocols (e.g., SATA, SAS, PCIe,
SSD or enterprise storage device security protocols and
techniques (e.g., Opal, ESSC, and AES).
Software/firmware development processes including workflow and
continuous integration validation.
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
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