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System Performance Engineer

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Date: Jun 30, 2019

Location: Milpitas, CA, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 133735 

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.


This is a key opportunity for someone with industry and technology expertise in the Storage/Memory industry. If you are passionate about working on next generation emerging memory solutions & being a part of a cutting edge technology team - come join us at the emerging memory group at Micron. The ideal person is well versed in performance analysis, including a deep understanding of the bottlenecks in the hardware/software stack. This position will require a root causing performance limits and working with engineering teams to showcase our products to demonstrate the highest impact on performance.




Performance Characterization and value demonstration

  • As part of the Emerging Memory Solutions Systems performance team – work on performance characterization with state-of-the-art Storage and memory products.
  • Define Performance measurement methodology to showcase system performance, Peak performance & competitive advantage
  • Partner with key customers and industry leaders on characterization and tuning performance of their stacks & representative workloads
  • Analyze and debug performance issues in customer environments
  • Publish collateral to support findings and evangelize leading edge product offers
  • Produce/Manage marketing and customer-facing collateral including white papers, product documentation, performance and power reports, websites, videos, demos etc.
  • Hands-on projects to build labs as well as demonstrate key technologies performance
  • Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services
  • Engage with marketing teams and customers to ensure successful showcase of product features and value with major opportunities and deployments



  • Collaborate with internal development and research teams to develop expertise on product and performance analysis for cutting edge memory & storage products
  • Work with the engineering & other internal teams during the implementation and testing phase to design.
  • Develop performance benchmarking and analysis tools and automate performance test suites.
  • Analyze performance bottlenecks, root cause issues, file defects, follow up on resolution.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Master degree preferred
  • 5+ years of Application engineering experience
  • Must have worked in an established performance analysis role preferably partnering with external customers/partners
  • Familiar with operation and performance analysis & debug of SSDs, PCIe & NVMe protocols, including knowledge of relevant debug tools protocol analyzers, scopes, logic analyzers
  • Experience Installing and configuring Windows and Linux OS + updating associated drivers
  • Experience with distributed systems (filesystems, databases, storage, map-reduce frameworks, etc.).
  • Experience with systems performance analysis using techniques like CPU profiling, tracing by using standard Linux tools.
  • Experience in DOS and LINUX scripting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills



  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities spanning multiple software and hardware components & layers (such as switches, storage systems, kernels).
  • Ability to infer key conclusions from performance data & collate, articulate performance findings.
  • Knowledge of ESXi, HyperV, KVM is a plus.
  • Creative, independent, self-motivated and eager to learn new technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of NAND & Memory fundamentals
  • Python software development - Skilled in Python + 1 other language such as C, C++, PERL, JAVA, etc.
  • Experience using Git or other version control systems
  • Application Engineering or QA experience
  • Experience with Dual Port Storage Technology
  • Comfortable working in a multi-functional team


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.


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

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