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Hardware Senior Engineer - NAND Media Characterization

Primary Location: Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Additional Location(s): Franklin, Massachusetts, United States; Remote - Massachusetts, United States

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Hardware Senior Engineer - NAND Media Characterization

The reputation of Dell Technologies for delivering award-winning hardware is legendary and our Hardware Engineering team is at the heart of it. We design and develop analogue as well as digital hardware products – not just computer or network hardware devices but peripherals too. Recognized for our high level of technical expertise in a variety of engineering disciplines, we’re involved across the development lifecycle – from research to the building, testing and delivery of completed products. Innovators in our field, we lead the way in exploring new concepts, approaches, processes, materials and components.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Hardware Senior Engineer on our NAND Media Characterization team in Hopkinton, MA


What you’ll achieve
As a Hardware Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for assisting in characterization campaigns to evaluate all relevant properties of NAND for achieving SSD data reliability and endurance requirements, developing scripts & tools for processing large-scale data sets and for conducting NAND failure analysis on SSDs and maintaining test environment (chambers, servers, storage, networking etc) as well as execute test scripts.

You will:

  • Troubleshoot test infrastructure issues, debug with analyzers, and setup DOEs to resolve test issues 

  • Develop efficient read error recovery mechanism and appropriate NAND management algorithms (e.g., background scan, bad block handling procedure)

  • Develop manufacturing break-in tests related to NAND

  • Evaluate and optimize parameters related to LDPC codecs on collected NAND data sets

  • Assist in post processing and data analysis along with creating and distributing plots and reports

  • Participate in technical engagements with NAND suppliers


Take the first step towards your dream career
Every Dell Technologies team member brings something unique to the table. Here’s what we are looking for with this role:

Essential Requirements

  • B.S or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Strong coding skills and experience with data analysis tools and languages (Matlab, Python, C, R)

  • Solid understanding of NAND flash technologies

  • Solid understanding of PCIe & NVMe

  • Solid background of storage protocols and architectures


Desirable Requirements

  • Solid understanding of Linux operating systems (and storage network management)

  • Familiarity with electronics laboratory equipment (Scope, Power Supply, Function generator)

  • Strong experience in designing NAND characterization experiments and conducting analysis and simulations on resultant data sets


Here’s our story; now tell us yours

Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build a brighter digital tomorrow. Our company is made up of more than 150,000 people, located in over 180 locations around the world. We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive team and have an endless passion for our mission to drive human progress.

What’s most important to us is that you are respected, feel like you can be yourself and have the opportunity to do the best work of your life -- while still having a life. We offer excellent benefits, bonus programs, flexible work arrangements, a variety of career development opportunities, employee resource groups, and much more.

We started with computers, but we didn’t stop there. We are helping customers move into the future with multi-cloud, AI and machine learning through the most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era. Join us and become a part of what’s next in technology, starting today.

You can also learn more about us by reading our latest Diversity and Inclusion Report and our plan to make the world a better place by 2030 here.


Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy here.

Job ID: R098223

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