Staff System Software Validation Engineer

Team: ZT - Platform Engineering

Location: Austin, Texas

Staff Systems Software Validation Engineer

Why ZT Systems

AT ZT Systems, you’ll get to do work your proud of alongside smart, passionate people. Every day, there are opportunities to collaborate with the best in the industry to design, build, and deliver impactful solutions to world-class customers. Along with way, you will gain hands-on experience in a face-paced environment that’s challenging, rewarding, and career-defining.

A culture built around our values, we work hard and think fast. We view challenges as opportunities—to do better, push harder, and be faster than we were the day before. When we fail, we learn from it and move on together. And when we succeed we use the momentum to go even further. We create value with everything we do, building the foundation of today—and transforming the future of tomorrow.

Join ZT Systems and help us build technology infrastructure that connects the world.

About the Role

We are looking for a passionate Staff System Software Validation Engineer to help design, execute and debug test plans for hyperscale HW/FW platforms. The Staff System Software Validation Engineer is to engage with multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Firmware, etc. to help with validation activities, that would include adapting and creating SW/scripts, generate test plans, and lead the execution of such test plans on our labs.

The System Software Validation Engineer's  responsibilities include translating user requirements, defining system functionality, running test plans, writing code in various languages (among them Shell scripting and Python and troubleshooting.

What You will Do

  • Work with cross-functional engineering teams (hardware, firmware, and software) within ZT Systems to gather requirements about validation tasks in order to design a solution to execute those plans relying on the current ZT validation infrastructure (SW frameworks, tools, etc).
  • Write new scripts/tools on top of our validation infrastructure to satisfy the requirements, and help to release and deploy such new SW following industry-best-practices so that  these modules can be re-used/adapted for future projects. 
  • Help to execute validation plans for datacenter HW platforms, from bench level to rack level.
  • Coordinate test effort preparation and track requirements, schedules and actions.
  • Help to improve validation infrastructure to address new requirements, as well as write new validation SW modules and extensions to the core framework.  
  • Review, track, document and summarize test results to be consumed internally at ZT as well as to be presented to customer

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise and/or cloud server hardware, including HW/FW architecture, understanding of Intel and/or AMD CPU architecture, as well as comprehensive technical knowledge of standard server protocols and interconnects, including PCIe, DDR. SATA/SAS/NVME, USB, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience leading the bring up, debug and overall validation of new server or storage designs.
  • 5+ years of experience on  either Windows or Linux support, including deep understanding of the OS internals, how to deploy, monitor, and debug issues, etc (understanding of both Oss is a plus)
  • 5+ years of experience writing SW for validation, that may include scripting as well as the use of higher-level languages such as Python.
  • Must feel comfortable wearing multiple hats, from helping to design and implement new SW modules for validation, to lead the debugging of a HW issue in the lab, putting together a validation schedule;  and anything in-between.

ZT Systems offers a highly competitive salary commensurate with work experience and/or education, an excellent benefits program that includes a 401(k) plan, health and dental insurance, and paid time off. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. ZT Systems is a Drug-Free Workplace.



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