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Date Added: Wed 14/07/2021

HDD/SSD Test Engineer (HW/SW/FW)

Irvine, CA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


Kforce has a client in search of an HDD/SDD Test Engineer (HW/SW/FW) in Irvine, CA. Summary: This Test Engineer works with customers during the qualification of HDD products and when these products are shipped to customers for their production. The HDD/SDD Test Engineer operates in a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary environment where teamwork, communication, and customer interaction skills are mandatory to win qualification of products at key customers and to support revenue shipments of products. Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Test Engineer will conduct technical meetings on current and future storage product lines
  • Provide technical documents and explanations to customers and internal teams
  • Work with customers and Japan teams to develop joint qualification plans, determine required equipment, and develop schedules to meet the customer's needs
  • As a Test Engineer you will diagnose, debug and document customer technical issues to facilitate solutions and closure of issues
  • Track customer technical requirements to provide to Marketing, Sales, Japan Engineering and Product Planning teams
  • Develop technical presentation materials
  • Track factory quality both at customer sites and company manufacturing sites
  • Provide quality reports to both customers and Japan quality teams
  • Perform preliminary failure analysis on drives that fail during qualifications and drives returned for urgent field issues
  • Generate reports and provide timely reporting to customers and internal teams
  • Track status on drives sent to Japan for further failure analysis
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

Job Requirements:


  • Engineering degree (Mechanical, Production, Electrical, Electronics or Computer Science)
  • 5 plus years of experience in HDD or computer industry
  • Experience with HDD technologies, manufacturing and test processes, and factory quality systems
  • Excellent knowledge of quality control tools, statistical process control, and reliability prediction methodologies
  • SCSI/FCAL/SAS/ drive firmware development of HDD products
  • Experience of PCIe/NVMe SSD firmware development
  • Expertise with RTOS, multitasking and multi-streaming
  • Expertise in C/C++; Familiar with Python, and some shell scripts as Bash, Perl
  • Experience with embedded communication and hardware interfaces as: UART, JTAG
  • Experience with storage technologies, HDD/NAND management & Caching software
  • Expertise in design and code development of embedded software/FW systems with Window/Linux environment and Linux kernel
  • Expertise in analytical debugging skills of embedded system and creative in problem solving in Window/Linux environment on server/client systems
  • Automate/write/modify test scripts to recreate/debug/solve issues on bench
  • Proficient in using debugging tools (e.g., GreenHill, JTAG, UART, logic/bus analyzer Finisar/XGig/Lecroy Analyzer)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer engagement skills
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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