Security Firmware Validation Engineer

5 days agoFolsom, CA

Job Description
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 data.

This is an exciting time to be at Intel - come join Core Systems Engineering as a Security 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 Security Firmware Validation Engineer, you will be part of a world-class team that will transition to lead the SSD business at SK hynix.

Candidates being hired for Phase 1
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.

In this role your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Define, develop and implement firmware validation test plan and test content
Integrate tests into an automated test environment and collaborate with test execution teams to drive your validation plans/strategy
Review, track and document test results and sightings
Triage failures and recommend or implement solutions
Ensure necessary coverage goals based on product requirements, internal specifications & customer use-cases to validate the firmware holistically
Engage with the platform validation teams to ensure SSD products have a robust overall validation plan and that firmware validation and integration schedules are aligned properly
Developing personal technical expertise in the new technology areas to ensure you can have significant impact on developing validation coverage plans for new complex capabilities

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:
Strong verbal and written communication skills for interfacing with architecture, development, validation, manufacturing, and other disciplines
Good analytical, integration, support, and debugging s


Candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree with at least 7 years additional experience, or a Master of Science degree with at least 5 years additional experience, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Minimal Qualifications:
Minimum of 7 years' experience with high level programming C/C++ and scripting languages like Python
Minimum of 7 years' of validation experience with embedded firmware, real-time operating system RTOS, and HW/SW interactions
Minimum of 2 years' experience in developing, reviewing, and implementing test plans
Minimum of 5 years' experience with hardware/software debugging using JTAG, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in C, C++ programming skills in an embedded environment
Experience developing unit tests for code quality validation
Knowledge of Agile development methodologies
Experience with hardware/software debugging using logic analyzers and protocol analyzers.
Knowledge of software validation concepts
Industry experience in SSDs, storage protocols especially PCIe and/or NVMe
Exposure to commercial product development/validation environment
Experience in data manipulation and memory-management algorithms in flash memories
Experience in validation of TCG storage security specifications
Experience with Fuzz and/or Penetration testing tools
Virtual platform development experience- planning, writing, and executing tests on an emulated product
Highly motivated self-starter, able to work in collaborative environment with cross-organizational teams

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 manufacturing.

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

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 ordinance.
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