SSD Firmware Manager

Longmont Office System Design Engineering

21 Sep 2018

Longmont Office

System Design Engineering


Full Time



10 years

CNEX Labs, Inc. is a stealth mode start-up company chartered with developing hardware and software solutions for solid-state-storage. Led by an experienced management team and well-funded by strategic investments from tier 1 companies in storage and networking, CNEX is quickly advancing product technology to deliver high-performance and extreme scalability for the next generation of storage.  CNEX has 50+ employees in the US and Europe, and 100+ employees in China.

Job Summary

This is a hands-on manager level position leading a FW team that is responsible for delivering the FW for an enterprise SSD program.  Responsibilities include working with functional inputs of the product, such as:  system architecture, hardware design, NAND, firmware, validation, qualification, customer teams, and contract manufacturers to define, develop, and deliver fully qualified FW for SSDs to key enterprise OEM customers.  A high amount of refactoring and documentation of FW is expected.   

Required Skills and Experience:

·       10+ years of experience in SSD/HDD design and development

·       Knowledge of SSD controllers, firmware, host architecture, memory, and storage interfaces, especially PCIe/NVMe, and preferably firmware development experience

·       Knowledge of techniques and approaches to refactoring an existing code-base

·       Proven track record of delivering FW into successful new products

·       Must have the ability to lead a cross-site, cross-functional FW engineering team

·       Ability to communicate effectively across multiple technical teams and organizational levels

·       Experience with customer communication and documentation of the design and behaviors

·       Knowledge and experience with project planning methodologies and tools


Mark Webster

CNEX Labs, Inc.