Senior Staff Engineer, Design
Santa Clara, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
About Marvell

At Marvell, we believe that infrastructure powers progress. That execution is as essential as innovation. That better collaboration builds better technology. Trusted by the world's leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world's data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers' current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we're ultimately changing the way tomorrow's enterprise, cloud, automotive, and carrier architectures transform-for the better.

The data infrastructure that our customers build has never been more critical to our global economy. It's what's keeping the world connected, businesses running, and information flowing. If you're ready to excel, innovate, and truly enjoy your work, apply now for the position detailed below.

The OpportunityOur team is building key IPs in SSD controller, like flash controller IP and NVMe IP. These IPs decide the functions and performance of SSD controller. Due to broad range of market targets, this team is required to make design flexible to support requirement from different market segments in a short period of time. This position will expose to this design technic and as well all algorithms like interface with host and NAND.
This position in particular is focusing on flash controller IP. The challenge of this position as Staff Digital Designer is to have deep understanding of NAND protocol and our flash controller IP architecture. Then you will need to join discussion session of architecture definition and come up with micro-architecture based on that. Besides, you will also need to work on RTL implementation, debugging with verification engineers, writing design spec, and performance silicon issue trouble shooting. etc.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage early with SSD ASIC architecture team and design team to gain understanding of System Architecture and module design
  • Map SSD controller Microarchitecture blocks into Simulator model design and implement using SystemC/TLM2
  • Integrate modules into complete SSD system and verify the system functions with Firmware written in C/C++
  • Define Performance measurement methodology to showcase system performance, collect data for performance matrices like latency/throughput/module resource occupancies and publish collateral to support findings under various Enterprise/Cloud/Datacenter application workloads
  • Analyze the collected results to identify Microarchitecture bottlenecks and work with the System and ASIC Architects to resolve and fix issues
  • Propose innovative Architecture solutions to improve the SSD Power and Performance
  • Closely work with marketing teams and customers to ensure successful showcase of product features


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields and minimum of 5 years of professional design experience (Master's degree may count for an additional 2 years of experience).
  • Must Have good understanding in ASIC, Computer Architecture, and Embedded Systems Architectures
  • C/C++/Python programming programming skills
  • Familiarity with System C/TLM implementations
  • Knowledge of SSD Storage System and Flash technologies preferable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or PhD
  • Hands-on experience on RTL coding is big plus
  • Good understanding of key NAND system specifications, with respect to SSD solutions and system level NAND flash engineering is a plus

The Perks

With competitive compensation and great benefits, you will enjoy our workstyle within an incredible culture. We'll give you all the tools you need to succeed so you can grow and develop with us. For additional information on what it's like to work at Marvell, visit our page.

Your Future

Marvell provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with the company and will strive to improve performance. If you are driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at Marvell.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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