Staff Engineer, PCIE System Design Verification Engineering

Staff Engineer, PCIE System Design Verification Engineering

12 Jul 2021
California, Milpitas, 95035 Milpitas USA

Staff Engineer, PCIE System Design Verification Engineering

Job Description

This role requires quickly learning storage related specifications (PCIe/NVMe/SMBus), understanding customer requirements and use cases, creating test specifications, developing and executing tests, and debugging failures to root cause. During validation testing, engineers will create test plans optimized for repeated execution. Engineers also need to manage product schedule, working closely with cross-functional engineering teams to enable rapid debug/fix cycles, and making sure, they have adequate resources to meet planned execution schedules. Creation of thorough, high-quality test specifications and tests for new NVMe feature sets. Understands the feature sets and has familiarity with the tools, automation, and test environment. Be able to debug quickly the failures in their respective domains of expertise. The ideal outcome is having several completed test specs and test codes over a few months with demonstration of domain knowledge. Later during program development, creation of JIRA and ability to settle quickly the issues will be the most critical KPI.

Have an intimate understanding of one or more OEM's requirements and qualification test practices. Engineer should have a strong relationship with the customer-facing support team for their respective customer(s), be able to produce an extensive but pragmatic test plan, and prepare the appropriate infrastructure to execute their test plan. Further, engineer should have a good understanding of the qualification tests and be able to debug failures to root cause. Critical KPI will be ensuring all OEM requirements closed per Polarion, all tests understood and deployed in proper quantity, test plan thoroughly vetted by PDT, and JIRA quickly turned over with the Product teams.

The last outcome is around attitudes and teamwork. There is some fluidity in our work so the engineer must be flexible, able to handle tight schedules and shifting priorities with finesse. People should still want to work with this person, even during times of high pressure. The ideal engineer will be able to balance personal and work needs, work more if when it is required, lean on the team when they need to but also provide support to others as needed.

  • Responsible for defining and tracking test plans through product development cycles from Product Planning through customer qualification and Mass Production.
  • Monitor regression and qualification test cycles, perform first level FA and triage of failures, prepare and present testing statistics, and work closely with cross-functional engineering teams to drive issues through closure.
  • Research and implement innovative ways to test and validate PCIe/NVMe SSD
  • Lead bug, code, sprints review meetings.
  • Act as gatekeeper for product release to customer.
  • Maintain communication with Product teams to ensure test plans satisfy product and customer specifications and mirror customer tests/qualification procedures.
  • Scope test tools and customer hardware requirements, ensuring the lab has appropriate customer systems and debug tools.
  • Accountable to the update, correctness, and completeness of reports, statuses, and knowledge transfer to other team members and other groups
  • Has high tolerance to criticism of quality of work, and has willingness to be policed by Team-A player environment or groups
  • Resourceful and self-reliant that the team can be depended on


  • Bachelor’s Degree in CE, CS, EE, or related technical field. Masters is preferred,some experience in validation of consumer products or in storage devices are a plus.
  • Experience with computer systems particularly on servers/JBOF, components, and various OS (Windows, Linux, MacOS, ChromeOS)
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills to troubleshoot variety of system-level issues down to system/device HW/SW
  • Experience in scripting languages especially in Python 3
  • Ability to work efficiently in a group, as an individual, and in a team environment
  • Fluent in MS Office, esp. Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Has sense of accountability, does not skip due diligence, and know how to cover all basis

Additional Information

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