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POST DATE 9/4/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016


San Jose, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Newisys Data Systems, a division of Sanmina Corporation, is responsible for the design and production of storage and server solutions for the OEM/JDM marketplace.

As a leader in Newisys efforts around storage software, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with leaders in storage hardware design and the customers and partners that use hardware to deploy innovative solutions. You will be hands-on with the software, storage systems, and customers and your input to the direction of storage solution at Newisys will be pivotal. The candidate s expertise in software and storage will also be critical in the test of new hardware designs with real world workloads and use cases.

More concretely, you will:
*Participate in, propose, and carry out software and storage integration projects that include software in the categories of IaaS, file systems, object storage and performance of the overall solutions
*Develop reference architectures for storage solutions that rely on the unique value of Newisys storage platforms
*Interface with internal teams to communicate about new hardware platforms and collaborate with the testing of the new platforms
*Interface with partners and customers to tune, maintain and debug their various environments

Technical Skills:
*15 years Systems Engineering experience is required. Prefer storage experience.
*5 or more years of experience with Linux is required
*Overall 5 or more years of experience in software development for storage systems or software integration for large scale storage with lead experience is required
*Strong writing and communication skills with demonstrable experience in writing reference architectures a plus
*Hand-on experience with file systems, iSCSI and iSER and tuning these environments is required
*Hand-on networking experience with high-speed Ethernet and Mellanox environments a plus
*Hand-on experience porting and using software stacks to various hardware platforms and tuning and debugging down to the driver level is required
*Knowledge of cloud environments and object storage is required, deployment of cloud environments such as OpenStack, SWIFT and AmpliData software a plus
*Should be able to understand, formulate, and communicate in terms of measurable requirements at all levels of the storage stack
*Should be able to debug storage performance issues
Soft Skills:
*Must be able to work independently
*Must be able to work directly with customers and partners to produce reference architectures and best practices for their environment as well as debug their environment
*Must be able to work directly with hardware engineers to communicate requirements and performance information about the software stack that runs on top of the hardware
*Must have excellent authoring skills for writing reference architectures
*Master s or Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Engineering


Sanmina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we believe that diversity is critical to our success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Sanmina-SCI Corporation is an independent provider of customized, integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS). It provides these services primarily to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), in the communications, computing and storage, multimedia, industrial and semiconductor capital equipment, defense and aerospace, medical, and automotive industries.

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