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Principal Customer Application Engineer (Section Leader)

San Jose, United States

Job Description:

  • Section Leader: Build up team and mentor team members 
  • Work with internal engineering teams to evaluate customers test requirements, to identify and fix deficiency in existing test plan.
  • Work with internal engineering teams to communicate customer qualification efforts and educate internal engineering teams on customer qualification requirements.
  • Track bugs and work with SoC, FW, and qualification engineers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Review test and FA reports to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Involve in early field trials.
  • Work with FAE and Product Marketing organizations to ensure proper understanding of customers’ requirements and issues.
  • Work with customers to understand unique design specification requirements.
  • Work closely with customers to provide them with prompt and quality services.
  • Conduct FA for field issues.  Repro issues in SKHMS lab, modify test condition, or test script to speed up issue repro for in-depth FA.
  • Ensure quality of products being developed and delivered.
  • Work with standard committees and work with vendors.



  • Intimate knowledge of traditional enterprise servers and OCP servers.
  • Detailed understanding and ability to FA SATA, PCIe, NVMe, and SMbus electrical requirements. 
  • Comprehensive understanding and ability to FA of SATA, PCIe, NVMe, MCTP, and TCG protocols.
  • Expert with SATA and PCIe protocol analyzers.



  • Knowledge of NAND and DDR operations.
  • Familiar with scope, bench power supply, and multi-meter.
  • Experience in storage devices qualification cycle.
  • Proficient in the use of scripting languages (Python/Perl).
  • Domestic and international travel as needed.
  • Education Requirements: MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science; with 10 years of work experience or Bachelors of Engineering with 12 Years of work experience in storage product verification or equivalent.



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