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Principal Engineer, Firmware Engineering

Location: Chubei City, Hsinchu County, Taiwan 
Req ID: JR-0000026110

Description

Education Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have an Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physics (or a Masters in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or Physics). 3 or more years of experience working with embedded firmware, experience developing (design, implementation, debug) of code.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Expert level in C programming.
  • Two or more years experience with storage systems.
  • Three years or more embedded firmware experience; including debugging using JTAG-based debuggers.
  • Understanding of RISC microprocessors; including interrupts scheduling and optimization. Prior product development experience with at least two embedded microprocessors such as PowerPC, ARC, ARM, Tensillica, or equivalent.
  • Solid knowledge in and practical experience with boot-loader and bring-up firmware architecture for RISC based platform. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing software using structured methodologies, including but not limited to: requirements analysis and capture, design documentation, source code management tools, and defect tracking tools.
  • Good communication skills and ability to succinctly describe and summarize highly technical firmware and/or system challenges.
  • Strong engineering aptitude for electronic/electrical systems, including ability to understand schematics as necessary for software/hardware integration.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience in storage systems and SSD
  • Knowledge of memory controllers and memory systems (DDR3/4)
  • Experience with Toggle or ONFI Flash memory technology
  • Solid skills with one or more scripting language such as Perl or Python.
  • Working knowledge of digital hardware design. Knowledge of Verilog a plus
  • Perform failure analysis by using storage interface bus analyzer and digital scope, identifying the issues, duplicating the problems, and resolving the issues with corrective actions

Other skills

  • Teamwork, good communication skills and openness.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills coupled with attention to detail and enthusiasm for a right first time approach.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, write and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and emails in English.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to internal customers and other employees of the organization.