19 days old

L1 Validation Engineer

Kelly Services
Folsom, CA 95630
Kelly OCG is looking for an L1 Validation Engineer to join their team for a top semiconductor company in Folsom, California. This is a long-term ongoing project and it comes with benefits and paid time off! Below are the details and required skills. For immediate consideration, email your resume to and apply online.

**L1 Validation Engineer Folsom, CA**

**Long-term ongoing project**

**Pay Rate: $35/hr W2**

**Level 1: Engineer (Highest trust level, broadest capability)**

The L1 Validation Engineer is responsible for validating the power and performance of our clients industry-leading SATA and PCIE Solid State Drives for both Client and Enterprise. The successful candidate will work closely within the architecture team, system Integrator, hardware, firmware, and driver development teams. The candidate should have strong problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills. Performance validation can sometimes be more of an art than a science so we are looking for people comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to make sense out of chaos. The candidate should be interested in getting an understanding of platform architecture and general knowledge of computer system design. Specifically, the will to seek and understand OS/software stack, SSD architecture, microprocessors, memory subsystems, and bus interfaces.

**Job Responsibilities Include:**

+ Working closely with FW engineers/System Integrators in finding the root cause for failures.

+ Working closely with Validation leads to come up with test plan and test processes for new products and features.

+ Architecting test strategy and working with development team to automate these tests.

+ Analyze results, generate indicators and communicate status updates.

+ Autonomously plans and schedules own daily tasks, develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education and judgment.


+ Generate/edit scripts to automate tests in all areas.

+ Provide leadership, procedural expertise, relevant technical knowledge and training to teammates within the assigned tasks.

+ Complete ambiguous multi-component tasks with little/no direction (significant development & debug tasks).

+ Interface directly with debug and/or development teams to resolve low-level issues.

+ Provide validation support for technicians and engineers, do initial triaging of bugs and issues, provide reports to engineers.

+ Create test scripts using standard scripting languages to improve test cycle efficiency.

+ Document and Communicate generated results.

+ Track and organize multiple analysis requests from multiple people.

+ Apply knowledge of SSD firmware to facilitate validation process.


+ Requires no supervision/direction within assigned tasks.

+ Able to execute end-to-end on defined requests and participate in execution of ambiguous requests.

+ Able to produce trusted results.

+ Proficient in all debug areas pertaining to them and directs debug flow.

+ Takes initiative for next steps.

+ Follows test procedures, capable of suggesting corrections globally.


+ A minimum of 40% of efforts are to be directed toward resolving long term global team issues. This includes Mentoring/Training, Tool generation, Flow modification, Automation, Task documentation, Safety issues and Cost saving efforts.

+ Communication of current project status and any discovered issues or roadblocks as they occur.


+ Must have a Bachelor or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

+ Understanding of Windows/Linux based operating systems.

+ Experience with high level programming and scripting languages (eg. C, Python, Perl, Batch).

+ Strong use of different versions of Windows and Linux in a validation environment (CLI experience).

+ Very familiar with building systems (client and servers) at the hardware level (installing racks, etc.).

+ SCRUM methodology knowledge is preferred.

+ Understand BIOS, Drivers, Kernels, installing OSs and using event logs and other debugging tools.

+ Very strong at system level and hardware troubleshooting.

+ Use of Microsoft office suite applications (Word, EXCEL, Outlook etc.).

**Preferred Experience:**

+ Experience with strong debugging skills.

+ Experience in handling and taking measurements using DC Power analyzers.

+ Healthy sense of paranoia for bugs and a strong sense of quality.

+ Familiar with customer storage usage models for client and or data center.

+ SAS, SATA, PCIe and/or NVMe storage protocol experience is a plus.

+ Excellent ability to logically organize and clearly present experimental data.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-02-08 Expires: 2021-03-11

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