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Validation Architect

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Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron

Relocation Level: No 

Hiring Manager: Curtis Perkins 

Recruiter: Lauren Abbott 


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.


The Managed NAND (mNAND) Validation team at Micron is seeking a highly motivated Validation Architect to plan and implement product test methodologies for Mobile and Embedded (Auto grade) managed NAND devices.


You will design and develop test processes with multiple sub functional teams including Firmware Test, Product Validation and System Validation across multiple geographies. You will work closely with cross functional teams related to ASIC, FW development, Design & Verification, Advanced Development, and product Quality teams to develop and innovate scalable product validation procedures for eMMC (embedded Multi-Media Card) and UFS (Universal Flash storage) devices.


You will assist in the development of new mNAND products by developing new test methodologies as well as defining improvements for existing test programs. You will have primary responsibility for the validation of firmware on both Discrete and MCP (Multi-Chip package) device configurations.


You will be responsible for strategic and validation improvement to reduce cost and lead times while maintaining industry leading product quality. Job duties will also include creating and maintaining various technical documents to assist with supporting, training and educating various teams within Micron.


You will be expected to work independently, guided by functional objectives and serve as a technical authority globally throughout Micron. Your decisions will have a significant impact on the success of the most critical technical initiatives and you will be viewed as a subject matter expert to resolve issues and solve highly complex problems. You may be sought out to provide advice and counsel to executive management on significant technical issues.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Build validation model and strategy across multiple sub functional teams for industry leading validation execution and capabilities.
  • Define test content that includes pre-conditioning, usage/workloads, benchmarks and stress conditions to validate managed memory devices.
  • Lead across functional boundaries to properly plan and accomplish end goals
  • Plan resources surrounding test strategy to complete projects successfully.


Successful candidates for this position will likely:

  • Demonstrate analytical thinking with proven problem-solving skills
  • Understand eMMC/UFS protocol and architecture
  • Possess experience with NAND and/or controller debug and testing
  • Have a basic background in NAND flash operations, including data sheet knowledge of specification
  • Be required to travel abroad for short periods
  • Have strong social, communication, and technical writing skills


Additional experience in the following fields is desired:

  • Mobile product development and debug
  • Architecture of mobile phones or systems
  • Various Mobile OS and/or drivers.
  • Python or similar scripting language.


Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 6+ years of relevant industry work experience, or
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 4+ years of relevant industry work experience, or
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 2+ years of relevant industry work experience.


About Us

As the leader in creative 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 demonstrate 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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