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SSD Systems Architect/Technologist

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 144508 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


Micron Technology is a leader in the semiconductor industry developing and manufacturing DRAM and NAND Flash products. As part of the continued growth in non-volatile memory technologies, Micron continues to invest in the internal development of Solid State Drives (SSDs). Micron values technical contributions and innovation through its Technical Leadership Program (TLP) which drives high-value, differentiated technology solutions that contribute to the company’s success. Top candidates will display proactive leadership qualities as defined by the Micron Leadership Framework and Mindset which consist of Reality, Vision, People, and Courage.


As an SSD Systems Architect/Technologist, you will be an integral part of the architecture and product planning team to define storage systems for our customers. Micron’s SSD group is looking for a recent college graduate with expertise and interest in developing new technology and exhibits technical knowledge of storage system solutions.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Define detailed SSD product requirements and develop new product architecture specifications
  • Generate new intellectual property, patents, technical presentations and/or publications, trade secrets, etc
  • Model and analyze performance, latency, and power from host-driven workloads
  • Maintain strong technical engineering relationships with customers, partner system architects and key technologists
  • Work with other architects, technologists, design engineers and engineering teams to ensure successful implementation and feasibility demonstration of new product concepts
  • Evangelize new storage products, technologies, and capabilities
  • Identify and stay abreast of key technical trends and competitive landscapes within the storage industry
  • Influence different technical disciplines with reach spanning across geographic areas, organizational boundaries, and the industry


Minimum Qualifications:


Successful candidates for this position will have:


  • Solid understanding of storage device architecture via relevant coursework
  • Systems experience:
    • A proven track record of delivering SSD and/or HDD products to market
    • Operating systems such as Linux, Windows, VMware, etc
    • Storage systems such as RAID, Blades, Workstations, etc
    • Host system device drivers and application analysis
  • Technical skills, including detailed knowledge of:
    • Storage device protocols such as PCIe/NVMe, SATA/ATA, SAS, etc
    • NAND flash operation, including array behaviors, error management techniques, ONFI/toggle interfaces, etc
    • Firmware operation, including logical to physical mapping, power-loss protection, command prioritization, scheduling, caching, etc
    • ASIC/SoC operation, including host-to-media data flow, end-to-end data protection schemes, automation, pacing hardware, etc
  • Able to work with engineers across multiple disciplines, as well as customers of various positions
  • Able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • BSEE or equivalent required, MSEE or PhD strongly preferred


Preferred Skills:


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and maintain positive relationships
  • Ambitious, goal-oriented, and a dedicated colleague
  • Collaborate effectively in a dynamic team environment


About Us


As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits


Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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