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Firmware Validation Engineer - Solid State Devices

Firmware Validation Engineer - Solid State Devices

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The AWS Hardware Engineering team creates server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be an innovative self-starter. You will work with engineers across the company as well as external companies and lead test automation and storage device bring-up efforts. You will use your broad experience using and developing automated testing tools, programming languages and knowledge of storage devices to validate custom SSD products. 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 a member of a team designing AWS-specific hardware, firmware and software for NAND memory devices. You will interact with engineers across the company. You will lead the design, development and automation of device validation of NVMe and SATA SSDs. You drive the development of white box test routines and tools to meet the needs of new storage architectures. You will recommend product improvements based on your testing results. You will work closely with AWS software and firmware engineers to automate health reporting of these products in production.

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 scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for component customizations that will directly benefit customers.

Why you will love it: You will work with engineers across the company to build next-generation devices. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. You will see direct product improvements based on the results of your work.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree or higher in EE, CE or CS
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Hands-on experience in the development and execution of engineering evaluation tests using a high level scripting language (Perl, Python)
  • Hands-on experience with validation of firmware, drivers and software
  • Experience with modern storage technology devices, rotational and solid state, as well as a variety of interface standards (FC, SATA, SAS, NVMe)
  • Linux knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SSD design and architecture
  • Experience with storage platform design and architecture
  • Experience with server platform design and architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills