Sr Storage Hardware Engineer

Austin, Texas, United States
Software and Services

Summary

Posted:
Role Number:200323352
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Multifaceted, intellectual and inspiring, people innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple products & services. The same real passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product.

Key Qualifications

  • The Storage Engineer will serve as a Technologist in the evaluation, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of the storage systems. Primary responsibilities will be to drive HDD and Controller storage component strategies and recommend industry standard methodologies for storage solutions.
  • Excited by the idea of using new hardware technologies to help scale and build innovative cloud storage infrastructure
  • Excited to create and analyze storage architectural and product improvements through design, with strong project development, program management, and organization skills.
  • Understand industry trends and in partnership with technology assist in developing the strategic direction for technology initiatives.
  • Define Apple’s cloud specifications & roadmap for HDD disk technology, Storage HBA & Expander controllers, and manage component vendors to meet spec and schedule requirements
  • Create and maintain required documentation including specifications
  • Review and analyze new technologies and summarize results for presentation to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be the champion for innovation across teams, leverage the engineering orgto drive innovation initiatives.
  • Be a mentor and help drive mentoring programs for grooming our next wave of technology leaders and innovators.
  • Participate in team investigationsSkills Requirements:
  • In depth knowledge of storage technologies and storage systems’ architecture.
  • Experience working with Storage Technology vendors
  • Passionate about working in a lab with mockup test units; set it up, rack it, configure it, provision it, etc.
  • Strong Linux systems knowledge; kernel, filesystems, performance profiling and optimization.
  • Experience in early product concepts and architecture development through prototyping, evaluation of new designs and system architecture
  • Experience (and love) for hardware validation using synthetic tests & benchmarks, as wellas debugging complex hardware problems to ensure the system works in all cases.
  • Solid understanding of storage security elements.

Description

In your role as a Storage Engineer, you will be a key member of our Hardware Storage Engineering team under the Infrastructure Services org, which builds the bedrock for many Apple Cloud services & products. You will have an outstanding opportunity to help define Apple cloud storage solutions for our current line of world class services as well as have direct technical impact on what our future cloud infrastructure capabilities will be. This is an extraordinary opportunity to showcase your skills in HDD & JBOD storage architecture and in component, validation, and system engineering! In this role, you will use your career success and technical depth to handle external suppliers, and driving items to closure across large multi-functional teams including Server Design team, software teams, SRE, DC ops, aswell as Supply Chain. At Apple, we hire champions for innovative, quality and best-in-class products! Key Responsibilities:The Storage Engineer will serve as a Technologist in the evaluation, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of the storage systems. Primary responsibilities will be to drive HDD and Controller storage component strategies and recommend industry standard methodologies for storage solutions.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering / Computer Science. 12+ years’ experience in storage hardware engineering.

Additional Requirements