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Principal Firmware Engineer - SSD Security

San Jose, CA, CA, US

Relocation Level: Domestic 

Hiring Manager: George Artnak 

Recruiter: Luong Phu 


Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


As a Principal Firmware Engineer within the SSD Firmware Engineering at Micron, you will be responsible for defining firmware architecture, designing, building, bench testing, debugging firmware for new emerging Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) based SSD products.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop NVM firmware system architecture for security-related processing: translating algorithms to firmware designs
  • Define firmware architecture and implementation specifications for security-related processing
  • Design high performance firmware for cutting-edge media system
  • Debug, optimize, and validate firmware design on SoC platform
  • Bring up FPGA/ASIC systems
  • Perform system failure analysis on FW related issues
  • Build and enhance the firmware development and validation methodology
  • Lead a group of Firmware Engineers to deliver the firmware modules


Required qualifications:


  • Technical expertise in SoC architecture for solid state based storage and memory systems
  • Deep understanding of NVM media device such as NAND flash memory or other new emerging memory technology
  • Extensive experience in storage security development and security protocol design and related features
  • Strong working knowledge of software engineering principles and designing and developing firmware using C/C++ programming and assembly
  • Extensive experience of firmware code review, test and validation methodology.
  • Solid understanding of embedded Microprocessors (ARM/ARC) with experience on embedded SoC development
  • Innovative problem-solving skills and strong debugging skills in embedded firmware application
  • Knowledge of the Agile software development process life cycle.
  • Knowledge of Python is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and cross-functional teamwork
  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related fields:
    • BS degree and 10 years related experience
    • MS degree and 6 years related experience


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.


About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


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.


Micron prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and other international and industry labor standards.


Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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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