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Micron Technology, Inc. Sr. SSD Validation Engineer in Longmont, Colorado

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all .

Micron Technology is a world leader in innovating memory and storage solutions that accelerate the transformation of information into intelligence, inspiring the world to learn, communicate and advance faster than ever.

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all .

Micron Technology is a world leader in innovating memory and storage solutions that accelerate the transformation of information into intelligence, inspiring the world to learn, communicate and advance faster than ever.

For more than 45 years, Micron Technology, Inc. has redefined innovation with the world’s most advanced memory and semiconductor technologies. We’re an international team of visionaries and scientists, developing groundbreaking technologies that are redefining how the world uses information to enrich life.

In this role in our beautiful Longmont, CO offices, we are looking for a motivated Staff Engineer to join our growing Enterprise SSD Validation Engineering team as a Lead Engineer. We work as an integral part of our enterprise SSD development and validation process, ensuring our products are timely to market and of outstanding quality in the field!

You will partner multi-functionally and cross-site with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, and other engineering groups to collaborate in developing strategies to complete validation. As a leader you will have the ownership of products, developing test plans, and driving activities across all segments of the SSD Validation organization to ensure our products meet customer requirements by design.

What’s Encouraged Daily

Technical Ownership

  • Serve as the domain authority for validation of customer test requirements, associated industry certifications, and results.

  • Build and implement test plans, coverage, and testing activities to drive both increased effectiveness and efficiencies across the product portfolio.

  • Recommend and instrument new validation approaches that drive better coverage, more accurate testing, and expanded testing services.

  • Apply technical, project, and delegation experience to actively lead product test cycles across all SSD Validation.

Requirements Analysis

  • Plan test schedules or strategies per project scope and delivery dates

  • Firmware maturity levels that unblock incremental test capability as products are delivered against a delivery plan.

  • Study of product requirements to verify testability and identify suitable testing equipment.

  • Feedback and influence product design for the definition and implementation of new requirements/ performances.

Validation Strategy

  • Definition of test cases to verify functional and non-functional requirements comply with system requirements.

  • Working with design for test cases developing coherently with FW and HW architecture

  • Identification of PASS/FAIL criteria in terms of the number of cycles, statistics, and temperature.

  • Enable shift-left efforts to move the detection of failures from customer tests to internally developed and maintained test frameworks.

Test Implementation

  • Define the Test Implementation Strategy and Software Architecture to encompass both development and debugging.

  • Define and complete a test automation strategy, to facilitate product firmware releases and supervise progression in maturity, pass rate, and percent execution vs. plan.

  • Constantly evaluate, refine, and implement validation processes/methodologies.

Test Execution

  • Execution of Product Validation flow to match programmed validation plan.

  • Monitoring of test time – Test time reduction.

  • Results analysis – Bin Pareto.

  • Report Generation - Report data in a clear format including concise comments about findings.

  • Track document revision to provide historical reference.

Defect Management

  • Work in partnership with the Product development teams to provide root cause and drive failure analysis coming from upstream/downstream validation teams, customers, and other partners to closure, while also articulating the associated risk.

  • Implement detailed steps to reproduce failures while providing traceability to the bugs/gaps/escapes.

  • Collaborate with partner teams to assess test results and generate deviation.

(Disclaimer): While you may not exhibit all the characteristics/skills listed below today, we are highly interested in a teammate who is motivated to grow in technical breadth and depth. Suppose you are open to learning while being a valued member of a team of world-class engineers. In that case, we are determined to help build upon your existing foundation, while focusing on your individual and collaborative skills in this exciting and outstanding opportunity.

How to Qualify

  • BS in an engineering field or equivalent

  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience with a proven ability to encourage and lead change.

  • Ability to analyze problems, diagnose to root cause, and apply corrective actions.

  • Strong communication, facilitation, negotiation, and teamwork skills across sites and time zones.

  • 8+ years of validation experience, with demonstrated ability to craft and implement elite product test strategies.

  • Deep knowledge of enterprise PCIe SSDs, NAND, memory storage hierarchy, and enterprise storage.

  • Knowledge of NVMe storage protocols.

  • Ability to read and understand FW code and analyze sophisticated firmware, software (Windows & Linux), and hardware issues in systems with experience in ASIC/ FPGA design and FPGA design tools.

  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a dynamic, and evolving environment with shifting demands.

  • Experience with Agile product development processes and project management

  • Experience with quality and process improvement methodologies and tools (Lean, Six Sigma, value stream mapping, FMEAs, DMAIC)

What Sets You Apart

  • Embedded C and an understanding of an Object-Oriented Programming language; Python preferred.

Job Profile(s):

Systems Design Engineer 4

Relocation Level: TBD

The US base salary range that Micron Technology estimates it could pay for this full-time position is:

$133,000.00 - $227,000.00

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries of the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional job-related factors, including knowledge, skills, experience, tenure and relevant education or training. The pay scale is subject to change depending on business needs. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Additional compensation may include benefits, discretionary bonuses and equity.

As a world leader in the semiconductor industry, Micron is dedicated to your personal wellbeing and professional growth. Micron benefits are designed to help you stay well, provide peace of mind and help you prepare for the future. We offer a choice of medical, dental and vision plans in all locations enabling team members to select the plans that best meet their family healthcare needs and budget. Micron also provides benefit programs that help protect your income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury, and paid family leave. Additionally, Micron benefits include a robust paid time-off program and paid holidays. For additional information regarding the Benefit programs available, please see the Benefits Guide posted on micron.com/careers/benefits .

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