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Storage Architect

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Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Milpitas, CA, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 125819 

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 QLC Systems Solutions team is a group of world class storage architecture, signal processing, and ECC experts responsible for maintaining Micron’s technology leadership in QLC based products. The team develops system solutions to enable best in class QLC NAND products across a spectrum of storage industries including Enterprise OEM, Cloud storage, Mobile products, and Client SSDs. Additionally, we work with experts in other industries, such as Compute and Storage Class Memory, to invent new product definitions. We work with customers & look forward in time to anticipate the features that will be required in future storage systems and then design the lowest cost, highest performing product possible. Each engineer is an expert in their own field, but has a system perspective, with understanding of how to create the best overall product definition. Everyone is valued for their ability to technically innovate, make a meaningful impact, and collaborate across functional boundaries.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Conceive of and promote new SSD and product architectures that leverage QLC
  • Analytically, or using simulations, quantify the cost, performance, and benefits of new QLC product designs
  • Work with experts in other fields such as compute, or storage class memory to define new products
  • Interface with customers to both represent QLC product ideas and to glean market trends
  • Work with engineering teams to prototype and integrate new technologies
  • Patent at least 3 inventions each year


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Expert in SSD architectures – able to assess (quantify, model) endurance, power, quality of service, throughput, and resource requirements for various workloads and operating environments
  • Expert in FTL, data placement, write amplification, block budgeting, data segregation
  • NVMe expert
  • Experience developing cloud or large storage systems is a plus
  • Knowledge of the Linux file system and log structured file systems is a plus
  • Knowledgeable in storage system concepts such as: software defined storage, virtualization, containers is a plus
  • Clear communicator and excellent cross functional collaborator
  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering desired


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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