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Title:  Firmware QA Engineer


Taipei, TW

Requisition ID:  50223
Job Summary
  • As a technical member of the Platform Test Engineering(PLTE) Team within Core Storage Engineering BU, you will work as part of the team responsible for software validation, testing and automation of Platform Software, Firmware and Device FW. As part of the Research and Development function, the overall focus of the group is on competitive market and customer requirements, technology advances, product quality, product cost and time-to-market. This position requires and individual who is creative, self-motivated, team-oriented, technology savvy, and driven to produce results for the NetApp business.

Essential Functions:-

A major part of your responsibility will be to apply current skills and use up-to-date technologies to complete projects as part of the validation cycle including:

  • Understand the Platform software and firmware functional requirements and create the test plans.
  • Develop the test plans for System Firmware(BIOS,BMC) and Device FW(FPGA,CPLD) and FRU FW(Storage Motherboard FRU like FAN,PSU, Battery FW etc)


  • Design, develop and execute the test cases for the low-level platform software features(PCI, Non Volatile Memory, Bootloader, BIOS, USB, NIC, Device Driver, Memory Interface and memory error injection etc) and firmware features(BMC and IPMI etc)and also able to develop automation support for these functional features.
  • Capture, Debug, analyze and report the problems found during test execution.
  • Ability to use the software Test tools, utilities and Automation Framework and make changes to the tools as required.
  • Conform to the standard testing practices common to the company from time to time.
  • Communicate progress and escalate issues precisely to the management in a timely manner and able to work closely with the software Development and QA teams.
  • Would need to provide feedback to the software design and development engineers for test interface requirements in support of verification testing and automation.
  • Willingness to work on additional tasks and responsibilities that will contribute towards team, department, and company goals.
Job Requirements
  • Must have strong background in Linux Operating systems Internals and X86 based platform device drivers.
  • Good exposure and experience in performing system FW (BIOS and BMC) testing
  • Good experience in software validation/testing in the areas of platform and storage controller specific device driver(USB,I2C etc), boot configurations, Network configurations, memory error injection , system level Diagnostics, Bus interface tests for I/O devices, Memory(NVRAM, NVMEM and  Flash etc), PCI/PCI-Express Interface , power cycle tests and environmental compliance tests.
  • Must have hands-on knowledge in Firmware and microcontrollers specific testing.
  • Computer hardware and architecture knowledge, including processor, memory, motherboard and I/O subsystem and also understanding of concepts related to data structures and standard programming practice.
  • Must have strong test automation experience using any scripting languages, PERL experience is a plus and Shell scripting is desirable.
  • Programming skills in ‘C’ with good working knowledge of C++ is desirable.
  •  Experience in developing test tools to carry out testing more efficiently.
  •  Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  •  Ability to work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation.
  •  Strong communication, presentation, leadership and follow-up skills.
  •  Ability to own and drive a task to its completion
  •  Excellent team player. Ability to interact with cross-functional teams.
  • A minimum of 6 to 10 years of relevant experience is required.
  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks.