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System Performance Engineer Emerging Memory Solutions

San Jose, CA, US

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. 


Req. ID: 225141 


The System Performance Engineer position is a key opportunity to work on system performance for Cloud and Enterprise applications to showcase our Micron’s cutting edge 3DXP-based products and emerging memory solutions. If you are passionate about working on next generation emerging memory solutions & being a part of a cutting edge technology team - come join us on the emerging memory solutions 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.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

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, target applications & 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 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

Internal team interface

  • 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred skills:

  • Familiarity with System and Application performance, tuning parameters and system tradeoff in areas of Databases, Big data applications and virtualization
  • Knowledge of ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM is a plus.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.


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