Hardware Engineer IV

Job Summary:

Do you have a passion for working on leading edge technology? Are you passionate about working closely with next generation enterprise SSDs? Are you a fast learner and enjoy synthesizing knowledge in to practice? Virident Systems is a leader in the design of world class enterprise class SSD products. We are looking for a strong hardware design engineer to work in the FlashMax HW team on exciting new products. The candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who will thrive in this dynamic, cutting-edge environment.


You are responsible for providing technical leadership in all facets of Board development, from microarchitecture through production. You will work with architects and system engineers to define requirements and the microarchitecture for complex digital and analog circuit blocks and an overall PCIe SSD. You will implement or provide leadership to an implementation team whose tasks will include writing specifications, schematics design, board layout design, PCB stack-up, power supply design, schematics netlist verification, SI analysis, component selection, BOM generation, board bring-up, EVT/DVT testing, and hardware debug. You will also participate in documentation, defining and implementing the process for various stages of development.

The position involves working closely with hardware engineers, ASIC engineers, software engineers, component engineers, and program managers. This spans across seams with component vendors, manufacturing test (DFT/DFM), and reliability organizations.

Job requirements:

  • Must have great Electrical Engineering fundamentals and analog design experience
  • Strong knowledge of switching power supply design fundamentals
  • Good understanding of transmission line theory, termination techniques and signal integrity
  • Schematics design, manage high density PCB layout design, prototype bring-up and debugging
  • Work on PCIe board designs in various form factors including NAND, DDR3, processors and switching power supplies
  • Conduct EVT and DVT of different parts of the design and at system level
  • Ability to interface with other groups such as marketing, ASIC design, software and program management
  • Motivated and self-driven


Bachelor's/Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical degree is required.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in board design at component, board, and system levels
  • Experience with SSDs is a definite plus
  • Must have hands-on experience in prototype bring-up and debugging, functional verification and manufacturing support
  • Must have experience designing high volume products which are already shipping from beginning to end and dealing with contract manufacturers
  • Clear understanding of fundamentals for DFT and DFM
  • Experience in small embedded systems, especially low power/high performance micro-processors
  • Experience with schematic capture software (OrCAD)
  • Experience with PCIe (Gen2/Gen3) and FPGA board design
  • Practical experience in hardware debug - use of test equipment (Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Chipscope etc.)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio is required
  • Experience in high speed interface design ( DDR-3) and basic software development experience using C and/or Linux (Perl/Shell scripting) is a plus

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