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Staff Engineer, ASIC Development Engineering

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Location: Bangalore, KA, India 
Req ID: JR-0000036290


Staff Engineer

Location: Bangalore India

Req ID: JR-0000036290

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·         Play a key role in developing the FW framework and drivers for multiple IP blocks keeping in perspective portability and scalability.

·         Develop Test Engine (State machine based execution structure) and Test Automation.

·         Develop and port drivers and test Firmware for  UFS/PCIe/NVMe/SATA/SAS/DDR/Security IP blocks for eSSD, cSSD and HDD products.

·         Document and Package the drivers as an IP that can be used by other teams.

·         Refactor and port code for efficiency from C to C++ and Vice versa

·         Integrate and release drivers into FW staging branch release trains

·         Debug failures and perform root cause analysis with JTAG Debuggers, ICE, Scopes, Logic Analyzers in both pre and Post-Si environments

·         Develop/execute/debug test cases in Pre-Sillicon Validation on Palladium, FPGA and in-house emulators.

·         Collaborate with HW and FW teams.

·         Mentor Junior engineers.

·         Working closely with different teams within organization and tracking bugs to closure

·         Be involved in SOC bring-up and Post Si Validation

Experience Required:

·         4-8 years of hands-on experience with low level driver development and RTOS, C, Embedded Systems.

·         Good understanding of SOC/Microprocessor internal architecture and concepts.

·         Expert in writing optimized FW using underlying HW capabilities to the fullest

·         Experience with ARM architecture a plus.

·         Working knowledge of C++.

·         Preffered working knowledge of SATA or SAS or PCIe/NVMe architecture.

·         Hands-on experience of using JTAG debuggers and In circuit Emulators such as Green Hills, D-STREAM, Keil  etc. would be an added advantage

·         Hands-on experience in executing and debugging in Pre-Si emulation platforms like Palladium, Veloce, FPGA, Simulation environments would be as added advantage

Soft Skills:

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact across teams and geographies

·         Excellent verbal & written communication skills

·         Excellent problem solving and debugging skills

·         Team player who provides appropriate feedback to management & team members

·         Self-motivated individual who impacts the direction of the company & organization

·         Demonstrated Leadership skills in at least one endeavor

·         Ability to Guide and mentor Junior Engineers.

·         Ability to operate in a fast-past environment while creating an environment where teammates  feel appreciated & feel recognized for their contributions



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