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SSD Hardware Lead Engineer

Longmont, CO, US


Req. ID: 202242 


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.


Seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented board design engineer to develop Micron’s next generation Solid State Drive (SSD) products. This position requires experience in hardware architecture, design, signal integrity and power supply design. This would include modeling and simulation for high speed signaling implementations and power supply design including power distribution network (PDN) simulations. A successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of: state of the art memory device technologies, interfaces such as SATA, SAS, PCIe Gen 3,4&5, ONFI and implementation techniques required for high-speed interfaces. In addition, this candidate will have a good working knowledge of Buck and boost power supply designs – including PMICs. Experience with PCB design tools (Cadence PCB design and analysis, including Si/Pi). Expertise in the design for optimum signal and power integrity as well as hands-on lab experience.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Interface in cross functional teams to ensure the design meets all firmware, diagnostic and system level requirements.
  • Participate in architecture definition, design reviews, requirements generation of SSD products.
  • Perform basic Signal and power integrity measurements
  • Document and communicate results with cross functional counterparts.
  • Simulate and analyze design proposals, review results and provide recommendations on optimal design practices to other design engineers.
  • Experienced in designing hardware for large scale manufacture, including DFx and low cost considerations
  • Hardware design, worst-case analysis, simulations, capture schematic, de-rating and assumes complete ownership of the SSD hardware thru the product lifecycle.
  • PCB back-end process: defining stack-up and via technologies, part placement, setting design constraints, signal integrity and power integrity analysis
  • Works proactively with cross functional team members during design, verification as well as on RMAs



  • BS in Electrical Engineering required; MS in Electrical Engineering is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant design experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Proactive. Desire to take on challenges. Result-driven and details oriented
  • Strong in transmission line fundamentals. Understand the fundamentals of time-domain vs. frequency-domain.
  • In depth knowledge in circuit designs, as well as semiconductor design.
  • Good PCB design experience on high speed signals routing guideline and review, power copper routing and review, design for EMI/ESD protection.
  • Design for signal integrity, power and interconnect.
  • Develops solutions to complex technical problems, which require ingenuity and creativity.
  • Analog design using simulation e.g. SPICE (or equivalent).
  • Practical experience with design tools:
    • Cadence Sigrity, Allegro Power-Aware SI
    • Mentor Graphics HyperLynx
  • Practical lab SI analysis experience using high bandwidth O-scopes


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/San Jose only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

Keywords:  Longmont || Colorado (US-CO) || United States (US) || SSD Engineering || Experienced || Regular || Engineering || #LI-RS1 || Tier 4 || 

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