• Sr. Firmware Development Engineer - Solid State Devices

    Company/Location (search) US-CA-Cupertino
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/8/2018 12:20 PM)
    Job ID
    727705
    Company
    A100 US LLC
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    The AWS Hardware Engineering team is driving rapid innovation in the server and storage infrastructure used by Amazon Web Services. Our designs are fundamentally changing the data center, providing operational and financial benefits that are critical to the success of the AWS business and its millions of customers. Our Software Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and take big bets on new concepts, enabling AWS services to continue to revolutionize the industry.

    The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will be a NAND media expert with the ability to architecturally evaluate, characterize, and develop firmware to operate NAND media for use in SSDs with focus on performance and reliability in a variety of use cases. You will use your broad experience using and developing automated testing, programming languages and knowledge of storage devices to build NAND characterization tools and infrastructure. You will be able to balance technical leadership with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices and will innovate rapidly. You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, firmware, validation, software services). AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history!
    You will collaborate with internal and external development engineers (architecture, hardware, validation, software services). AWS Engineers are shaping the way people use computers and designing the future of cloud computing technology – come help us make history!

    What you will do: You will be a member of a team designing and building transformative AWS-specific hardware, firmware and software for non-volatile memory based storage solutions, including NAND-based SSDs. You will be a part of the software development effort from conception, through validation and into production and operation. You will work closely with AWS software engineers to tailor and operate storage solutions for the AWS environment.

    Why it matters: Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The breathtaking scale of AWS, combined with a deep understanding of how our hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customizations that will directly benefit our customers.

    Why you will love it: You will work with engineers across the company to build next-generation cutting edge infrastructure. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver features and functionality to our customers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team and have ownership for the implementation of your work.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.
    • 5+ years of software development experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience developing firmware in C for low level storage hardware interfaces
    • Hands on experience with NAND operation, failure analysis, and characterization
    • Experience with SSD concepts such as wear-leveling, garbage collection, read disturb as well as overall SSD hardware architecture
    • Knowledge of high speed storage technology at the HW and firmware/driver levels
    • Excellent written communication and verbal skills
    • An understanding of AWS technologies (aws.amazon.com).
    • Graduate degree or higher
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
    • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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